Accelerating translational research processes from bench to clinic - Richard Barker
The productivity of medical innovation has been in decline, and this threatens the commitment of both public and private funders. However, there are both disruptive technologies and disruptive ideas that promise a turnaround. CASMI (www.casmi.org.uk) is exploring both, and developing testable models for change - including new open innovation-based discovery models, adaptive licensing of medicines, the use of real world data in development, and the personalisation of therapy on both genomic and behavioural grounds. With the support of SENS, CASMI is also investigating the translational issues facing cell therapy, so that the highly promising science delivers patient benefit as speedily and affordably as possible.