U wants a bigger piece of the drug market pie

With a reportedly mixed record on drug commercialization, the U is trying to turn more of its drug research into marketable products.

According to the MedCityNews.com piece, it’s planning to spend $1 million a year on safety studies, and its philanthropic foundation wants to raise $50 million to support commercialization of the U’s various technologies.

I have little knowledge of the university tech and research scene, but I have a feeling there’s a critical story in here somewhere.