Bioethics Lunch Discussion - Medical Entrepreneurship
BIONIC and Dr. Barry Belmont invite you to join us for our March Bioethics lunch and round-table discussion! This lunch will focus on Medical Entrepreneurship. How should medical innovations be commercialized? Is it ethical to claim intellectual property on biological structures (e.g. a gene)? Should companies be allowed to hike up drug prices to compensate for in-house research costs? To what extent should physicians be allowed to collaborate with and consult for medical device companies? Please join us for lunch and insightful discussion!


This lunch is part of our event series on the Ethics of Translational Research. The 2020 January, February, and March ethics lunches will canvas three important aspects of Translational Research: 1) how is and should it be payed for, 2) how can we ethically translate research from one model to another (e.g. from mice to humans), and 3) how should medical innovations be commercialized and deployed? This series will culminate in April in our first Bioethics Hackathon, where we will synthesize translational researchers' thoughts on the ethics of Translational Research into a white paper for submission to a peer reviewed bioethics journal. You are free to attend any of the lunches leading up to the Hackathon, but if you are interested in being a Hackathon participant, please reach out to Bobby Graham ( or Barry Belmont ( for more details!

When: Tuesday, March 24th | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: NCRC Building 10, ACR1


Please RSVP by Friday, March 20th!
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