Monday, October 12, 2009

"industry influence can lead to a focus on treatments for wealthier communities, rather than more common global diseases"

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Word.

The subject of research funding and the way it is allocated is a frequent subject of rantage for me. The original report is predictably damning of the way research funding policy is being dictated by vested interests and public interests are subsumed to corporate ones. Just another way in which corporations internalise profits and externalise costs such as R&D. Make no mistake, the intellectual property resulting from much research funded by the research councils will be securely in the hands of the corporations with not a hint of return for the public purse.

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