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Center for Integration of Science and Industry

The Center brings together the perspectives of natural science, business, analytics, and policy to understand, and advance, the path of translational science and the business models that create public value from the fruits of scientific discovery.

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Since its inception, the Center for Intregration of Science and Industry has been entirely funded by the National Biomedical Research Foundation and government grants.


Research Highlights

Contribution of NIH funding to new drug approvals 2010–2016

View continuously updated attention metrics for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, February 2018


Data Visualization

The chart highlights over 2 million research publications referencing the 210 drugs approved 2010-2016 or their biological targets. The majority of the publications are on the target, exemplifying basic science without a specific product in mind. Research into the target typically spans decades before the drug is developed and later approved by the FDA. 30% of these research publications were supported by NIH funding, totaling >$100B over the span of 16 years.


Student Alumni Spotlight

Aaron Perlman, '13

"I had the privilege of watching the Center for Integration of Science and Industry grow from an unnamed group of a few passionate professors and their trusty research assistants into a fully established research facility. My journey with started in 2011 when I began working with Dr. Ledley on a project to determine the effectiveness of cancer research and drug development since the War on Cancer was declared in 1971. Under Dr. Ledley’s guidance, I translated the research and data we compiled over two years into my senior honors thesis and presented our findings to the Bentley Honors Board. ... "