Helping scientists develop better medicines that can improve human health

Without basic research, we wouldn't have some of the most potent weapons in our arsenal to fight disease and save lives. But the typical path from a discovery in the lab to a successful new drug takes a long time, is expensive, and comes with a high risk of failure.

Harvard Medical School is now using its unique position in the biomedical world to improve the translation of scientific discoveries into medicines of the future. Curiosity-driven researchers, clinicians who care for patients, and experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are combining their skills to pave smoother paths for the development of new therapies that alleviate suffering and to train the young people who will carry this work forward.

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