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MGH: The Research Engine

With numerous patents, discoveries and grants, MGH drives innovation.

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23
Approximate area, in acres, dedicated to biomedical research at Massachusetts General Hospital

30
Approximate number of departments and centers that conduct research, including five Thematic Centers, which take an interdisciplinary approach to regenerative medicine, computational and integrative biology, systems biology, photomedicine and genetics

2,100
Approximate number of researchers, many of whom are also working physicians

3,600
Approximate number of staff who support these researchers

No. 1
Among independent U.S. hospitals, MGH’s rank in terms of National Institutes of Health funding

73
MGH-created products—including diagnostics, medical devices, medical imaging, research and screening tools, software and therapeutics—on the market in 2010

$750,000,000
Approximate amount of NIH funding, operational hospital support and philanthropy that MGH devotes annually to biomedical research—more than any other U.S. hospital

4
MGH researchers who figure among the approximately 330 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, who direct laboratories at more than 70 universities and other research organizations in the United States

4,200
Approximate number of scientific papers by MGH researchers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals in 2010

182
U.S. patents filed by MGH in 2011

85
U.S. patents issued to MGH in 2011

93.2
Millions of dollars in licensing income in 2011

$360,000,000
Amount granted to MGH by the NIH in fiscal year 2011

26
Products under development in 2010

14
Startup companies based on MGH technology that launched in 2011

96
Startups since 1979

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