Accepting R&D Failure
To file, or not to file – that is the question when it comes to IND applications. Companies don’t always make the right choice, but learning when to abandon ship can open the door to potential future gains.
Stephanie Sutton |
Admitting defeat in pharma R&D and terminating a failing project is a hard decision to make – and sometimes companies file for an Investigational New Drug (IND) application despite unpromising data. Why? A group of researchers recently asked this very question and decided to publish an article on the subject to highlight the issue (1). We spoke to one of the authors, Dennis Lendrem, translational research project manager at the University of Newcastle’s Institute of Cellular Medicine, about the problems facing R&D.
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