The Triple Helix: University, Government and Industry Relationships in the Life Sciences

AEI - Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies Working Policy Paper Series

36 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2008  

Eric G. Campbell

Institute for Health Policy and the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Greg Koski

Harvard Medical School and Anesthesia & Critical Care Department of Massachusetts General Hospital

David Blumenthal

The Commonwealth Fund

Date Written: May 27, 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present data regarding the nature, extent and consequences of the 'triple helix' of relationships between academe, the government and industry in the life and health related sciences. First, we present what is currently known regarding the nature and extent of relationships that exist between government and academic scientists and industry. Next we provide evidence supporting the benefits of these relationships for individual scientists, their institutions and the advancement of science. Then we discuss the potential risks of these relationships. In the next section we provide a set of guiding principles and management and policy suggestions regarding the disclosure and management of relationships among the various sectors. In the final section of the paper we discuss the potential implications of academic industry relationships for governmental industry relationships.

Keywords: Biotechnology industry, Healthcare industry, Colleges & universities, University-industry relations, Licensing strategies, Technology transfer, Public policies

Suggested Citation

Campbell, Eric G. and Koski, Greg and Blumenthal, David, The Triple Helix: University, Government and Industry Relationships in the Life Sciences (May 27, 2004). AEI - Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies Working Policy Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1262367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1262367

Eric G. Campbell (Contact Author)

Institute for Health Policy and the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School ( email )

250 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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HOME PAGE: http://cgvh.harvard.edu

Greg Koski

Harvard Medical School and Anesthesia & Critical Care Department of Massachusetts General Hospital ( email )

250 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
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617-726-5985 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://hms.harvard.edu

David Blumenthal

The Commonwealth Fund

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New York, NY 10021
United States

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