01 Jun 2013
Fromer managing director of UniQuest David Henderson (MBA 1989) talks about the changing landscape of medical researchTopics:
After 16 years at the Australian technology-transfer organization UniQuest, managing director David Henderson (MBA 1989) is moving on to new challenges. Looking back on the experience of shepherding technologies from the university to the marketplace—the commercialization of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil was perhaps his biggest success—Henderson said, "There is much more interest among academics than there was a decade ago. …Now there is a growing realization that unless a commercial entity picks up the invention and spends the money to turn it into a product, it doesn't go anywhere. A lot of researchers want to see their invention out there, benefiting mankind." (The Australian, January 30, 2013).
Class of MBA 1989, Section G