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Experts Outline Challenges to Translational Research in the United States at a Capitol Hill Briefing, Emphasizing the Importance of Bringing Medical Innovation from 'Bench to Bedside'
Date:9/17/2009

ichard Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation. "We need to make sure that the incredible discoveries made by our scientists are translated into useful medical applications. This can not happen fast enough, and the policies we implement today will greatly affect the output of new medicines and cures in the future."

Debra Lappin moderated today's briefing, where participants discussed the challenges involved in moving basic research out of the lab and through the development pipeline. Panelists also explored policy changes that should be considered to accelerate the translation of research into safe and effective drugs, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics. Participants in the forum included:

  • Amy Comstock Rick, CEO of the Parkinson's Action Network
  • Debra Lappin, President of the Council for American Medical Innovation
  • Alan Leshner, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Lesa Mitchell, Vice President of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Video of the event will be made available at: www.americanmedicalinnovation.org. The Council will host its third briefing on Capitol Hill, Incentives for American Medical Innovation - Protecting America's Greatest Innovators on October 5th.

About the Council for American Medical Innovation

The United States faces serious challenges to maintaining its leadership position in innovation. The Council for American Medical Innovation is bringing together leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor, and business, who are working in partnership toward a national policy agenda aimed at preserving U.S. leadership in medical innovation. American medi
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