Archive for December, 2003

Boston's Biotech Moment

Boston’s Biotech Moment The future is moving out of dusty library stacks and into pristine laboratories on both sides of the Charles River, making this area the national leader in biotechnology. The boom is driven by a new breed of intellectual wearing a white lab coat and using science to breach the barrier between academia […]

Professor, Biotech Butt Heads

Professor, Biotech Butt Heads Ignacio Chapela, an ecologist known for his controversial research on genetically modified corn, is turning a career setback into a call for action among scientists opposed to the influence of corporate interests on academic research. Chapela, who was denied tenure last month at the University of California at Berkeley, is now […]

Tech Transfer: The Ties That Bind

Tech Transfer: The Ties That Bind Did you know that the lack of an IPO window, depressed market conditions and a downturn in venture financing affect not only companies but also universities? That’s because so many academic institutions are tied to the fortunes of companies, both small and large, through their technology transfer agreements.