From scientific paper to patent: The role of basic research for mRNA innovations
New Innoscape Paper by Dr. Dragan Filimonovic and Dr. Christian Rutzer
”The Government should primarily take care of basic research; this attracts the best people from all over the world and they attract the industry, which uses new ideas for applied research and innovations. That is where we should invest.” (Severin Schwan, CEO Roche, Innoscape Talk #1)
This is how the CEO of Roche sees the importance of basic research for innovations. But is that really how it works? In this article, we focus on the renowned mRNA technology as a case study to investigate this.