Archive for December, 2007

Biotechnology in Turkey

My recent presentation at the “Biotechnology for Turkey” conference has been posted online. My central thesis was that the challenges faced by Turkey (and most any other location) are shared by many states within the United States. I’ve heard too many people opine for the seemingly easy start-up environment in the United States. The reality […]


FDA Enforcement Trends: 2007-2008

Guest content from John Avellanet, managing director of Cerulean Associates: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to increase regulatory enforcement, extending the recent trend of laboratory and clinical site inspections to unapproved drugs and reformulations. How can you avoid compliance trouble? At the Food and Drug Law Institute‚Äôs 5th Annual Enforcement and Litigation […]


Drug Patent Expirations in December 2007

Courtesy of DrugPatentWatch.com: Drug Patent Expirations in December 2007*Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration DOVONEX Leo Pharm calcipotriene 4,866,048 DEC 29,2007 FASLODEX Astrazeneca fulvestrant 4,659,516 DEC 11,2007 KYTRIL Roche granisetron hydrochloride 4,886,808 DEC 20,2007 KYTRIL Roche granisetron hydrochloride 4,886,808 DEC 29,2007 MERIDIA Abbott sibutramine hydrochloride 4,746,680 […]