Challenges and rewards of spinning out research
BioVex, the company founded by former UCL Professor David S Latchman was sold to Amgen in 2011 for $1 billion; making it one of the biggest buyouts of a UK biotech company.
In the Times Higher Education this week, he outlines the challenges and rewards of spinning out his research, and his tips and advice for those who want to undertake the same journey.
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