Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2004 (Revised March 2005)

Langer Lab, The: Commercializing Science

by H. Kent Bowen, Alex Kazaks, Ayr Muir-Harmony and Bryce LaPierre


Professor Robert Langer's laboratory at MIT is the source of an unusually large number of published papers, patents, and technology licenses to start-up and established companies in the biomedical industry. Explores Langer's leadership and other factors that create a successful research enterprise.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Technological Innovation; Business Startups; Research and Development; Patents; Innovation Leadership; Science-Based Business; Commercialization; Biotechnology Industry; Education Industry;


Bowen, H. Kent, Alex Kazaks, Ayr Muir-Harmony, and Bryce LaPierre. "Langer Lab, The: Commercializing Science." Harvard Business School Case 605-017, October 2004. (Revised March 2005.)