Editor's Corner

Research spawns new companies

The Milken Institute's new report (below) on top bioresearch institutions underscores a simple but important rule in the biotech industry: If you want to see great biotech start-ups, look to academic researchers to supply the inspiration. Writing this new report over the past month has been an eye-opening experience for me. There's clearly a vast amount of important work being done, and much of it will eventually be commercialized. Anyone looking to see where the biotech hubs of the future will be located should pay close attention.

I would like some advice from the readers. While there are a multitude of reports out on new research and grants, I would like to include more about new tools and technology. Any suggestions on how we could tap those sources would be appreciated. - John Carroll