The Working Environment in Industry
Author : Saurabh Sen, Ph.D
The industrial R&D environment is definitely different from traditional academic labs. I can define the power of R&D in an industrial setting being a ‘market driven model of research.’ The end product of research in industry is a tangible entity, be it a small molecule compound/drug, or an assay for screening small molecule compounds leading to drug discovery. The product has to sell and bring in the value for the investment in the research dollars.