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Translational Medicine - The Future of Therapy?

Mittra, J   Milne, C  (eds)

Pan Stanford Publishing   March 31 2013

ISBN 978-9814316996

Key Features:

  • A truly interdisciplinary book that provides an overview of translational medicine from “proof of concept” to the delivery of therapy from the relevant stakeholder perspectives that bridge the industry, science, and society nexus
  • International in scope (including chapters relevant to the developing world, as well as the developed) and written by international experts in the field
  • Relevant to a broad readership (scientists, social scientists, industry and policy stakeholders)
  • Practically useful for both practitioners of translational medicine (in public and commercial settings) and scholars studying biomedical innovation
  • Potentially a standard text for many postgraduate programs in translational medicine


The central aim of this book is to bring together a range of academic, industry and practitioner perspectives on translational medicine (TM) to significantly enhance conceptual and practical understanding of the emergence and progress of the field and its potential impact on basic research, therapeutic development, and institutional infrastructure/resources. In recognition of the various implications TM has for public health policy and commercial innovation, this cutting-edge, interdisciplinary book addresses the major systemic aspects of the field. This is important, because rather than focus simply on the basic science and its relation to clinical practice, the chapters in this book explore the dynamic interactions and key challenges in translating new science into viable therapies for the clinic, which crucially includes the recognition of the importance of social, commercial, and regulatory environments in addition to good science.