More than 30% of new drugs originate in universities


Scientifically novel compounds within new drugs approved by the FDA between 1998 and 2007:

44% developed by pharmaceutical company
25% developed by biotechnology company
8% developed by university – first transfer to pharma company
23% developed by university – first transfer to biotech company

http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v9/n11/full/nrd3251.html

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 9, 867-882 (November 2010) | doi:10.1038/nrd3251

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