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Patents as proxies: NIH hubs of innovation

The rate of invention may be a valuable metric for identifying strategic R&D investments to enhance knowledge creation, translational value and economic potential from NIH-supported research.

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Figure 1: Patent quantity and quality.


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Kalutkiewicz, M., Ehman, R. Patents as proxies: NIH hubs of innovation. Nat Biotechnol 32, 536–537 (2014).

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