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"Spin-In" Technology Transfer for Small R&D Bio-Technology Firms: The Case of Bio-Defense

  • Communication
  • Political Science


This study investigates the types of factors which can lead to government acquisition, or the "spin-in" of bio-defense technologies from small bio-technology firms. Empirical findings suggest that for small biotechnology R&D firms desiring to increase "spin-in" technology transfer, there appears to be two distinct and important influence groups--the scientific community within federal agencies, institutes, and centers, and the more managerial, policy-oriented decisions makers. We found that personal communication and networking appear to be the primary factor that leads to a successful technology transfer, however, the form and substance of personal communication and networking will differ between the two influence groups.

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