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Academia and the company coin

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As the economic downturn chokes spin-outs from academia, a spate of newly minted university-industry partnerships are springing up. Failing to address the financial conflicts in such partnerships could spell trouble for both faculty and drug companies. Jim Kling investigates.

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    In the version of this article initially published, on p. 411, left column, last paragraph, one of the researchers’ names was incorrectly given as “Martin Feller.” It should have read Martin Keller. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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Kling, J. Academia and the company coin. Nat Biotechnol 27, 411–414 (2009).

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