Archive for 2005

Scripps Institute proposes new Florida site for biotech park

The California-based Scripps Research Institute has told Palm Beach County commissioners that it now prefers to build its planned biotechnology park at the Florida Atlantic campus in Jupiter, a decision that came two weeks after construction on the original site near the Everglades was halted.


Intellectual Property: Last chance for Europe’s biotech pioneers

With the US in regulatory limbo, Europe is winning the race to be the first regulated drugs market to approve generic copies of biotech drugs – despite the protests of the biotech pioneers who created them.


Overcoming Offshoring in Biotechnology

Offshoring labor to countries with cheaper labor and relaxed regulatory schemes has devastated industries such as textiles and manufacturing – and stands to do the same for much of biotechnology R&D. Read this essential series of articles to learn more about the potential and impacts of offshoring in biotechnology, and way to deal with this […]


U.S. relatively hospitable to stem-cell research

The United States appears to be a relatively hospitable place for embryonic stem cell research, especially compared to Canada and some nations in Europe where governments not only refuse financial support for human cloning to produce stem cells, they outlaw the practice.


Drug firms don't disclose enough

The editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine accused three of the largest drug companies of ‘making a mockery‘ of efforts to create transparency in clinical trials, adding that could lead some important medical publications to avoid publishing their studies.


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