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Universities struggle with falling invention royalties

Iowa State University engineering professor Matt Frank works on developing custom bone implants. / Christopher Gannon, The Des Moines Register Income from invention royalties at the University of Minnesota and University of Iowa has plummeted faster the past two years than at all but a handful of U.S. research institutions, an analysis of royalties data shows.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Seek Stronger Ties with Academia in Bid to Speed Up Drug Development

By Heidi Ledford of Nature magazine When pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on June 8 that it is teaming up with eight research institutions in the Boston area to hunt for candidate drugs, the news was cheered from all sides. [More] (12 mins ago)

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