Response to ‘Technology commercialization’

by Rohit Singh

The University of Minnesota set a great example by supporting professor Robert Vince, inventor of the drug Ziagen, during his fight with pharmaceutical giants for ownership rights to his research. The story about his resilience in the face of adversity during the lawsuit is the stuff legends are made of. Vince and the University were vindicated when the company decided to pay royalties on the drug and the rest is history. The expiration of patents on Ziagen should work as an eye-opener and the accomplishments of Vince an inspiration for the world-class faculty of the University to achieve greater success for themselves and the University. Rohit Singh University faculty