Teaming up for biomarker future. Many problems still hinder the use of biomarkers in clinical practice, but new public-private partnerships could improve the situation.

@article{Rinaldi2011TeamingUF,
  title={Teaming up for biomarker future. Many problems still hinder the use of biomarkers in clinical practice, but new public-private partnerships could improve the situation.},
  author={Andrea Rinaldi},
  journal={EMBO reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={500-4}
}
Biomarkers are considered to be the cornerstones of a preventive and personalized medicine of the future. interest in relevant research is therefore booming, and so are investments. a recent survey of research grants awarded by the National institutes of Health (NiH) between 1986 and 2009 revealed that almost 29,000 grants containing the term ‘biomar­ ker’ were awarded during this period, with a dramatic increase in 2009 (Fig 1). the total money for these NiH grants in 2008 and 2009 alone was… CONTINUE READING

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