Wednesday, September 30, 2009

N - Scientist sued over missing data

A company is suing a researcher who it accuses of committing more than five years of research fraud, it said in a lawsuit filed in a US federal court, reported in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_641304.html). The company is suing Pittsburgh University for failing to properly supervise the research. Onconome, a privately owned biotechnology company, says that it spent millions of dollars funding prostate cancer research based on a patent held by the university and Robert Getzenberg and on preparing to produce and market tests based on the patent only to find that it was based on breakthroughs that "are imaginary."
Thanks to Moira Johnson

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