This book brings together a range of academic, industry and practitioner perspectives on translational medicine (TM). It enhances conceptual and practical understanding of the emergence and progress of the field and its potential impact on basic research, therapeutic development, and institutional infrastructure. In recognition of the various impli
Introduction: Introduction to Translational Medicine. Drivers and Barriers to Translational Medicine: New Light Through an Old Window? The "Translational Turn" in Biomedical Research- A Historical Perspective. Translational Medicine: The Industry Perspective. Drivers and Barriers of Translational Medicine: A Regulatory Perspective. Developing an Evaluation Model for Translational Medicine Research Programs. State of the Art in Science and Technology: Emerging Concepts in Biomarker Discovery: Cancer Immunotherapy and Degenerative Diseases of the Eye as Model Systems. Imaging Biomarkers for Innovative Drug Development: Translation from Bench to Bedside and Back. Translational Bioinformatics: Bridging the Biological and Clinical Divide. Institutional Dynamics of Translational Medicine: Exploiting Translational Medicine Through Public-Private Partnerships: A Case Study of Scotland's Translational Medicine Research Collaboration (TMRC). The Role of the Product Development Partnership as a Translational Mechanism for Delivering Health Solutions in Low-Resource Settings. Conclusions: Is Translational Medicine the Future of Therapy?