• Opinion: STAT+: Building a better on-ramp for health innovation

    22 days ago - By STAT

    The pandemic crisis has illuminated a stark reality that innovators, particularly those in biotech, have long been aware of: The world is filled with great ideas that don't have the impact they might because how to develop and scale them isn't considered until it is either absolutely essential - or too late - to do so.
    The mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 represent a perfect example of this principle. While the technology behind mRNA vaccines was developed more than 40 years ago, it took the emergency of a global pandemic for researchers to receive the support needed to bring their concept...
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