The experimental biologist and the medical scientist in the pharmaceutical industry

Part of the Progress in Drug Research / Fortschritte der Arzneimittelforschung / Progrès des recherches pharmaceutiques book series (PDR, volume 24)


When I was invited to speak to you today I hesitated before accepting. On the one hand this paper offered an ideal opportunity to present a balanced picture of research in the pharmaceutical industry. There is no denying the fact that experimental biologists and medical scientists in industry are familiar with life and work in the university department, because it is there that they received their training and embarked upon their careers. The same however, cannot be said for their colleagues in academic institutions who may be poorly informed, and perhaps sometimes even misinformed, about the true situation in the research-based pharmaceutical industry.


Pharmaceutical Industry Medical Scientist Experimental Biologist Pharmaceutical Research Postgraduate Training 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pharmaceutical DivisionSandoz Ltd.BaselSwitzerland

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