On November 24, the CEO of UFRJ Science Park, José Carlos Pinto, had an article published in Valor Econômico Newspaper. He talks about how important it is for Brazil to invest in health and in the process of transforming academic research into products, goods and services that can bring real benefits to society. The article “Passing the baton of knowledge” (“Passando o bastão do conhecimento”) calls attention to the low percentage of pharmaceutical ingredients produced by the country, to the extreme dependence created by this fact and the impact on medication prices. José Carlos explains the need to increase innovation capacity, competitivity and knowledge in this sector. To read the article, clique aqui.