Academic/Industry Liaisons
Issue 3, 1990

It has been 37 years since Watson and Crick unraveled the genetic mysteries and catapulted molecular biology into the forefront of laboratory sciences. Events in the academic laboratories since then have been nothing short of revolutionary. We have progressed in our fundamental understanding of the life sciences and have acquired the technical skills to accompany our understanding, with revolutionary implications for products and methods in the treatment of disease. To bring these products and methods into use - into the marketplace - requires as never before that industry and academia work together in strong, effective alliances.