Archive for February, 2004

On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth's last wilderness

On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness A new UN study implies that searching for exremeophiles in areas such as the Antarctic “is threatening to plunder the planet’s last wilderness.” The body of the report, however, seems to focus on intellectual property issues. […]


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On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness

On thin ice: how the quest for a billion-dollar microbe is running out of control in Earth’s last wilderness A new UN study implies that searching for exremeophiles in areas such as the Antarctic “is threatening to plunder the planet’s last wilderness.” The body of the report, however, seems to focus on intellectual property issues. […]


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Management issues challenge biotech startups

Management issues challenge biotech startups This article reviews a very interesting report that basically faults the failure of biotechnology companies to successfuly transition from research focus to product development and commercialization on hiring managers with a scientific rather than managerial forte and aiming to pass regulatory hurdles rather than build a company. Industry observations certainly […]


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Monsanto: Ready to Blossom?

Monsanto: Ready to Blossom? Shifting the focus from farm chemicals to the more lucrative gene-altered seeds hasn’t been easy, but the effort could pay off big.


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