Archive for January, 2007

Carnival of Biotechnology

This edition of the Carnival of Biotechnology features a number of posts on distressing industry trends, some enlightening patent discussion, and interesting commentary on issues in commercialization Industry Trends Forbes presents Genentech’s Next Act. his dialogue with Genentech’s chief officers acknowledges the longshot Genentech was in its early days and plots the future paths Genentech […]


Lessons and analogies from other industries

Guest content from John Avellanet, managing director of Cerulean Associates: As professionals affiliated with the biotechnology industry, we often forget that many of the struggles faced today have been solved before by other fields and industries. As Ambrose Bierce wrote, ‚ÄúThere is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we […]


Can Science Be a Business?

Harvard’s Gary Pisano has recently published a book titled “Science Business: The Promise, the Reality, and the Future of Biotech“ in which he assesses the performance of the biotechnology sector and, in finding it lacking, proceeds to recommend a series of suggestions to improve the fundamental architecture of the industry. While I enjoyed the book […]