Archive for July, 2002

Big Pharma: Getting Too Big for Its Own Good?

Big Pharma: Getting Too Big for Its Own Good? A study by McKinsey & Co. earlier this year looked at the net present value of products out of research vs. the spending on R&D for the top pharma players over the last decade. It found no correlation between the return on investment and a company’s […]


European Patent Office bars human cloning in patent

European Patent Office bars human cloning in patent The European Patent Office added restrictions on Wednesday to a controversial patent granted in 1999 to prevent it being used to clone humans, a ruling limiting biotech research in Europe.


Woman carries human clone, group says

Woman carries human clone, group says fringe religious movement’s South Korea-based scientific team yesterday said they had implanted a cloned human embryo in a woman, the latest of a string of similar uncomfirmed experiments to emerge from the underground field of human cloning.


Genomics Sector Has Fired More Than 1,500 Staff Since January 2001

Genomics Sector Has Fired More Than 1,500 Staff Since January 2001 The following is a general compilation of the number of employees at genomic tool and tech firms who have lost their jobs as the industry, bookended by slowdowns at biotech and pharma customers, struggles to stay afloat.


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