Leadership Under Threat: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research

Thursday, May 17, 2012 -
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
U.S. House of Representatives
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street NE U.S. Capitol Building (Room HC-5, Basement Level)
Washington, DC 20001
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Please join ITIF and United for Medical Research as we release a report benchmarking international competitiveness in biomedical research. The United States’ leadership position in biomedical research is no longer assured, especially as the governments of an increasing number of countries are investing more in life sciences research as a share of their GDP than the United States. This report documents the economic impact of public investment in life sciences R&D, quantifying its impact on innovation, employment, and export levels of the U.S. life sciences industry and analyzes what other competitor nations are doing to support life sciences innovation.

Kevin Yoder
United States Representative
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Scott P. Bruder
Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer
Francis S. Collins
National Institutes of Health
Landon S. King
Vice Dean for Research
Johns Hopkins Medicine