Cell Therapy pp 281-295 | Cite as

Cell Therapy: Approaching a Partnership with Pharma

  • Vincent LingEmail author
Part of the Molecular and Translational Medicine book series (MOLEMED)


The translation of cell biology science to an applied medical therapy holds great allure for forward-thinkers in the medical industry. As with any other futuristic technologies, exotic therapies need to be more medically effective than current treatments, sufficiently robust to be scaled reproducibly, and economically viable as a commercial product. This chapter is a primer on what an academic cell biologist/inventor may expect when seeking funding from a typical pharmaceutical company to develop a cell therapy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BioEntrepreneurWalpoleUSA

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