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Biomolecular Imaging: A Convoluted Promise

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Interest in biomolecular imaging--the ability to study metabolic pathways and changes at the molecular level using in vivo imaging--is intense, particularly as pharmaceutical and biotech companies look for ways to improve the efficiency of their drug development processes. But, as a recent NIH-sponsored forum shows, the field has a number of hurdles--regulatory, technical, and organizational--to address before it becomes part of mainstream medicine.

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