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Cancer scientists from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have created a regional network that aims to help harness scientific research for the benefit of the productive sector and of society.

The network aims to address the concern that Latin American universities and research institutes, including those researching cancer, do not sufficiently exploit the knowledge they produce.

"Our universities and research institutes in general do not transfer, patent or develop technology," says Alberto Díaz, director of the Centre of Studies and Research at the National University of Quilmes, Argentina, and one of the members of the new network. The new initiative is supported by UNESCO and is sponsored by regional universities and the company Genesica.

Link to the article (in Spanish) by Alberto Diaz et al "De la idea al producto: Ciencia y transferencia en y desde el Sur"

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