Year: 2003-04

Company: Beckman Coulter

Liaison(s): Patricia Silver

The Translational Solutions Business Center (TSBC) at Beckman Coulter is organized into five disease areas: Autoimmune Disease, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Transplantation and Cardiology. The function of the Center is to identify research tools and diagnostics to be developed and marketed. The company has been exploring possible business strategies for developing and marketing these products and has chosen strategies for each disease area. The KGI team working with Beckman Coulter is assisting in the development of implementation strategies for the chosen business directions. They are assessing the current state of clinical research and drug development for each disease area and conducting market analyses that address the current status of available therapies, intellectual property issues and competititors.