Biomedical Research:
Research conducted at Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) labs led to 4,446 U.S. patents owned by the agency covering a range of inventions from 1980 through 2019. During that period, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had 93 patents—2 percent of the total—that contributed to the successful development of 34 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and brought to market, including vaccines and treatments for cancer.
Short title:
Biomedical Research: NIH Should Publicly Report More Information about the Licensing of Its Intellectual Property GAO-21-52
Start date:
2020-10
End date:
2020-10
Homepage:
https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-52
Project leader:
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
Country:
United States of America