The BioDARPA Concept

12 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2017 Last revised: 21 Feb 2018

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Ilya Klabukov

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Date Written: February 21, 2018


The dramatic development of biomedical technologies inevitably raises a question of the increasing “gap” between basic biomedical discoveries and their use in clinical practice. Created in 1958 with the same purpose, DARPA has had to bridging the gap in defense technologies (mostly in rocket and radar sciences). Today we can talk about the relevance of the idea of “biomedical DARPA” (BioDARPA) as a concept of organizational design for priority research and development of emerging biotechnologies.

Keywords: DARPA, BioDARPA, Biotechnological Superiority, Synthetic Biology, Biotechnologies, Technological Superiority

JEL Classification: O32, L65, Q16, Q57

Suggested Citation

Klabukov, Ilya, The BioDARPA Concept (February 21, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Ilya Klabukov (Contact Author)

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University ( email )

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