Dr Dirk Geerts
Dr Dirk Geerts
Ph.D.
Academic Medical Center - University of Amsterdam
Senior Scientist
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Academics versus Pharma

More and more biomedical research is performed by pharmaceutical companies, and more and more academic results are followed up by spin-off companies or in collaboration with pharma companies. Yet, for instance with hiring, both academia and pharma seem to believe there is still an "Iron curtain" in between. - Is this true? - Is this desirable, and if not, what could we do to tear down the wall?
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Mirjana Zlatkovic-Svenda
Mirjana Zlatkovic-Svenda
Institute of Rheumatology
Ass Prof, MD, PhD
Beograd, Srbija, Yugoslavia
1mon ago
There is no iron curtain, academia and pharma work together and publish mutually.
Sandra Bedrosian Sermone
Sandra Bedrosian Sermone
GePs
ADNP-kids Research Foundation
Founder
Brush Prairie, WA, United States
1mon ago
Big pharma can fund the research and benefit the most vs academics. But the rare disease side suffers because they are only researching what they can profit from.
Dr. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh
Dr. Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh
Tarbiat Modares University
Professor
Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
1mon ago
Dear Dr.Dirk Geerts With due regards, This hard and Iron walls between Researchers and Companies needs to be more and more collaboration so that Lab. to Research and Research to Nationalities to lab. so that feedback should be fully complete.Money is sweet and very testy so......it is very difficult to leave it? So in any work we should see the presence of the God.
Mr. Ajay Kumar
Mr. Ajay Kumar
PhD
Himachal Pradesh University
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
1mon ago
Ther academia and pharma work together and publish mutually.
Mr. Bikash Ranjan Jena
Mr. Bikash Ranjan Jena
M.Pharm.,(PhD)
Southern Institute of Medical Sciences
yes you are right sir, both are having their own siginificance.
3weeks ago
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Dr. Robert Rahimi
MD, MSCR
Baylor University Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Dallas, Texas, United States
1mon ago
Difficult question to give a simple answer. The researcher has to determine what is best for themselves and their family and what drives them to be successful as everyone's situation is different. Go with your gut.
Norbert Nwankwo
Norbert Nwankwo
Madonna University
Elele, Rivers, Nigeria
1mon ago
Genuine collaboration with and good intentions for the source of the know-how or knowledge (academia) may be lacking. It is easier and better to buy an IP from an academia than attempt other ways. It is usually disastrous when it backfires.
More IPs may come from same academia if absorbed by the company.
Ismail Temitayo Gbadamosi
Ismail Temitayo Gbadamosi
College of Health Sciences
Mr
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
1mon ago
Well, it is not exactly desirable. One way to combat issues like this is to continuously support the culture of interdisciplinary research so there will be an avenue to gain insights to relevant skillset that may be required of you during an interview.
Erick Wesley Hedima
Erick Wesley Hedima
Ministry of Health, Yola, Nigeria
Pharmacist
Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria
1mon ago
It will be great if biomedical research would be conducted by both academia and the Pharmaceutical giants that in itself will reduce the risk of biases since "most Pharma giants seem to go for product promotion". The collaboration should be encouraged because it'll mean well for research.
Dr. Reshma Sao
Dr. Reshma Sao
PhD
IIT Mandi
researcher
Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
4weeks ago

Well, the scientific development and its application for the mankind needs to go hand in hand. The theoretical findings by the academicians needs to be proved by the prototype and eventually by the working model where the role of companies comes into picture. Therefore, close collaborative work between the two looks to be the viable model without any iron curtain between them.

Mr. Bikash Ranjan Jena
Mr. Bikash Ranjan Jena
M.Pharm.,(PhD)
Southern Institute of Medical Sciences
SIMS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY., SIMS GROUP OF INSTITUTION
guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
3weeks ago

Academics and Pharma both are interrelated. No doubt Pharma is the backbone for all the research activities, innovations, creativities, Research and Developments at the same time academics are concerned with buiding blocks or creation for pharma graduates, Post graduates, Doctorates to the Healthcare Fraternity. Both are siginificant, as per their indivisual role, in their own impact to the world of medicines.

Sibghat Ullah Rao
Sibghat Ullah Rao
Combined Military Hospital
Pakistan
3weeks ago

both shud work mutually in structured way

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