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Government transfer of funds to the private sector for medical product development: some governmental impediments to federal technology transfer
Author(s): Tom N. Bulleit; Charles B. Weaver
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Paper Abstract

Federal funding of basic and applied scientific research takes place through `funding agreements' (grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements), under which federal funds are made available directly to universities and other (primarily nonprofit) research institutes, and through direct funding of research at federal laboratories. Successful navigation of these waters requires a good understanding of restrictions, which include current and pending conflict-of-interest rules, the preference for U.S. manufacturing of developed products, the federal government's retained interest in intellectual property (including its `march-in' rights), the public availability of much of the data and information developed, and, increasingly, the potential for direct government controls on the pricing of developed products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170624
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Tom N. Bulleit, Hogan & Hartson (United States)
Charles B. Weaver, American Surgical Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2102:
Coupling Technology to National Need
Arthur H. Guenther; Louis D. Higgs, Editor(s)

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