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Message posted on 02/09/2019

New Book Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, The Market in
Mind: How Financialization Is Shaping Neuroscience, Translational Medicine,
and Innovation in Biotechnology.

The book is a critical examination of translational medicine, charting the
shift of private risk to the public sector and the trend of university
research teams becoming tech startups for global investors. The idea that
the aim of research is to translate findings as quickly as possible into
medical products has shifted the industry since 2003. One consequence from
this shift: translational science and medicine enable biopharmaceutical
firms, as part of a broader financial strategy, to outsource the riskiest
parts of research to nonprofit universities. The book examines the
implications of this new configuration and the way that, in the years since
the global financial crisis, translational science and medicine has brought
about β€œthe financialization of health.”

In Market in Mind, I explore such topics as shareholder anxiety and
industry retreat from Alzheimer's and depression research; how laboratory
research is understood as health innovation even when there is no product;
the emergence of investor networking events as crucial for viewing science
in a market context; and the place of patients in research decisions.

The book is available from MIT Press and other online marketplaces in print
and eBook.

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For updates, follow me on Twitter @MarkDennisRobi1

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