The case for investing in medical research

Posted on September 8, 2010 by


The Academy of Medical Sciences was asked by David Willetts to produce a briefing on the relationship between public investment in medical research and economic growth. Published today, this sets out the case for sustained, co-ordinated funding for biomedical research in the UK – delivered through the public sector, charitable and commercial partners – to get ongoing economic benefits. It singles out the decisions made in the comprehensive spending review as the crunch point; either harnessing the biomedical sciences to improve health and wealth or undermining a prime source of economic growth.

The Academy’s two submissions to the Comprehensive Spending Review have also been published.

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