Breaking down acronyms with the experts who work with them day in and day out
March 18, 2019

Scott Jones, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, helps BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries ensure R&D (research and development) develops processes and products that generate business opportunities. He answers the basic question – “What is R&D?”

What is R&D?

The “R” in R&D stands for research, and the “D” stands for development. BBG uses basic and applied research to discover a solution to a problem or create a new product. We perform the appropriate work and processes for the solution or new product. 

Our focus is to take knowledge or technologies from the scientific community and apply them to solve problems or develop new products at BBG. Here at BBG, we perform more development than research, and the form of research we focus on is applied research rather than basic research.

The R&D process involves multiple steps: