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Inventing a new diagnostic test

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6953.540b (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:540
  1. P Sonksen
  1. Division of Medicine, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EG
  2. Trinity College, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cardiff CF1 3KA.

    EDITOR, - I was most interested in the article by Tom O'Dowd and Nick Bourne about their experience in technology transfer from university to industry.1 They failed to mention how they handle the problems of indemnity against product liability and proof of intellectual property rights and how they and their industrial partners share this. It would be most helpful if they could give us the benefit of their experience on these issues.

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    1. T O'Dowd,
    2. N Bourne
    1. Division of Medicine, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EG
    2. Trinity College, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cardiff CF1 3KA.

      EDITOR, - We agree with Peter Sonksen that universities need to make sure that they have their act together …

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