Swedish pharmaceutical and medtech centre to boost R&D (research and development):
This article was originally published in Clinica
A new centre established at the University of Lund, and the first of its kind in Sweden, is set to promote research into medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Known as the "medicines centre", its aim is to make research more transparent and to increase the cross-disciplinary exchange of information in fields such as molecular biology and cell biology. It is hoped that the centre will develop new technologies and methods that will be of direct interest to both national and international industry. The centre will not be concerned with legal or patent matters with respect to its research, as this will be handled by Lund University's innovations unit, which was set up in 2003. Instead, it will urge more co-operations between researchers, industry and research financing bodies.