ARTICLE | Tools & Techniques

Cataloging cancer models

March 6, 2006 8:00 AM UTC

Many companies and research institutions have developed animal models for cancer. But it is difficult to get an overview of which models exist and how they compare, as there is no systematic effort to catalog and assess them. Areas like this are natural candidates for broad collaborative efforts where everyone will be better off if IP and knowledge are widely shared.

To address this problem, Meditech Sante Paris, a competitiveness hub of the French region Ile-de-France, has launched a public-private partnership to classify existing models, improve their reliability and to share and transfer the knowledge and scientific materials generated in the labs of the region. ...