May 28, 2003
herding cats

I'm getting the impression that getting an industry-academic collaboration to really work is like herding cats. Inherently, everyone moves in different directions. The one thing everyone has in common is that they want to get the maximal return on minimal investment--it's just the returns and investments are different for different parties. If our breast cancer project were solely a commercial enterprise, the logistics of setting it up with be so much easier because the ultimate goal would be to deliver a product that satisfies a demand and returns a profit; everything would fall in line behind that.

But what we're trying to do is something different.

We want to develop interactions that provide a return of course, but not just in $$$, but in terms of science, and the infrastructure that can translate good science into good products that will benefit patients in a real way.

With the difficulties getting everyone moving in the same direction, this may as well be alchemy. On the other hand, you can see this as a challenge, a puzzle to figure out, which depends as much on cleverness as on being able to cajole and wheedle. As long as there isn't too much hubris involved, I suppose it's doable. I truly hope this isn't a quixotic enterprise.

But having a good lawyer helps.

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