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Translating in vivo diagnostics into clinical reality

Challenges abound when academic institutions try to bring new in vivo diagnostic agents to the clinic.

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I thank Robert E. Lenkinski and J. Anthony Parker (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Jean-Luc Vanderheyden (GE Healthcare), Anthony F. Shields (Wayne State University School of Medicine), Daniel C. Sullivan (NCI Cancer Imaging Program) and Stan Mah and Mark Chalek (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Technology Ventures Office) for many helpful discussions; Barbara L. Clough for research and editing; and Grisel Rivera for administrative assistance.

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Frangioni, J. Translating in vivo diagnostics into clinical reality. Nat Biotechnol 24, 909–913 (2006).

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