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Vic leilockheart

95% projects fail in clinical/translational realm:

The process of developing a new intervention is slow and expensive; the average length of time from discovery of a therapeutic target to approval of a new drug currently is about 14 years. More than 95 percent of these projects fail, and the cost per successful drug can be $2 billion or more. Even when a new drug or other intervention is developed and shown to be effective in clinical trials, many years go by before all patients who could benefit from it are identified and treated.