AO: The analyst noted that “the multidimensional approach to collaboration at NCI was at the same time innovative in its ability to unite academia, industry, andgovernment science in short-term voluntarist collaborations and consonant with the approach to translational research NCI administrators hoped to foster.” (10)
AO: The analysts note that public medical research is under threat from particular economic and political interests. They also note public-private partnerships that emphasize technical fixes and use private funding and expertise (235). Therefore analysts note the importance to maintain the analytic distinction between public and private science. This analytic difference is particularly relevant for my project because there is little locally publicly funded research on technology in the same way there is for health. Nonetheless I think it is imporant to still maintain and keep the distinction – perhaps to eventually make the case that there should be publicly funded research!