The mission of the DNA Medicine Institute is to advance patient care, alleviate human suffering, and treat disease through innovation. Successful, innovative commercial products can make a long-lasting impact on patient care. Intuitive medical devices, smartly designed drugs, and powerful research instrumentation can speed recovery from disease for not one, but many patients.
Innovation utilizes the existing vast knowledge in medicine and science together with one's creative and unfettered thought to address significant challenges. In contrast to medical research, which builds knowledge through the study of diseases, their mechanisms, and their causes, innovation harnesses this knowledge to break down traditional barriers. At the DNA Medicine Institute, we have a long track record of innovation.
DMI utilizes an interdisciplinary, multi-faceted approach to innovation that draws upon diverse and disparate fields including medicine, nanotechnology, genomics, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and advanced engineering. The Institute leverages this substantial breadth and expertise to tackle challenging problems. Integration of these fields provides the basis for new insights and discovery. This approach increases the odds for serendipitous discoveries and, at the same time, fosters a new kind of thinking.
The Institute's environment is dynamic, energetic, and thought-provoking. Risk-taking and boldness are encouraged to conquer new areas. In addition, a culture of open and collaborative science is promoted. Innovations and discoveries are rapidly disseminated to the scientific community through commercial products, publications, presentations, and other formal scientific communications. In this manner, we can make a direct impact on scientific thought and the care of patients.