President's Advisers Call for More University Collaborations to Speed Development of New Drugs

A presidential advisory panel on Tuesday recommended new steps to speed the development of life-saving medicines, including the creation of a new industry-academic collaboration to identify and resolve bottlenecks in the scientific pipeline.

The plan set out by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology also called for an overhaul of systems for conducting medical drug trials, which are often carried out in university settings, in a bid to make them more nimble and