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Biomedical Patent Issued to Inventors at MIT and Harvard Could Be a Blockbuster

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A June 27, 2002, article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reported by Goldie Blumenstyk described a medical patent issued this week to inventors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and Harvard University. The patent has the potential to be the next academic blockbuster, according to the company that licensed rights to the invention in 1991. That company, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Cambridge, Mass, faces …

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