Archive for 2007

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

A new issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology has just been posted. Drop me a line if you would like to make a submission. Volume 13, Issue 4 Editorial Editorial PDF Neil Henderson Articles Is ‘evergreening’ a cause for concern? A legal perspective PDF Scott Parker, Kevin Mooney Exploiting the business opportunities in biotech […]


Pharma to support the international space station?

Wired has an article on the potential for the pharmaceutical industry to support the international space station, using the microgravity environment to grow better quality crystals than can be grown on earth, in less time. Protein crystals can be used to improve drug discovery, but the distance from crystal to drug is very long. Much […]


Drug Patent Expirations in October 2007

Courtesy of DrugPatentWatch.com: Drug Patent Expirations in October 2007*Drugs may be covered by more than one patent Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration CLARINEX Schering desloratadine 4,659,716 OCT 01,2007 CLARINEX Schering Plough desloratadine 4,659,716 OCT 01,2007 CLARINEX D 24 HOUR Schering desloratadine; pseudoephedrine sulfate 4,659,716 OCT 01,2007 CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR Schering desloratadine; pseudoephedrine […]


Manufacturing is dead. Long live manufacturing!

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Building Biotechnology on Facebook

With the start of a new school year, a new cohort of students are entering biotechnology programs. In order to facilitate those who are using my book, Building Biotechnology, I have set up a networking and information group on facebook. I’m always interested in tracking the outcomes of students in biotechnology programs. If you’re a […]


Drug Patent Expirations in September 2007

Courtesy of DrugPatentWatch.com: Drug Patent Expirations in September 2007*Drugs may be covered by more than one patent Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration BETAXON Alcon levobetaxolol hydrochloride 4,911,920 SEP 27,2007 BETOPTIC S Alcon betaxolol hydrochloride 4,911,920 SEP 27,2007 CARDIOLITE Bristol Myers Squibb technetium tc-99m sestamibi kit 4,885,100 SEP 11,2007 COGNEX Sciele Pharma Inc […]


Amgen's patents protect Epogen. Again.

Amgen’s got a record of savvy patenting to protect their blockbusters, and they’ve just done it again. A U.S. Federal District Court in Boston has ruled that Roche’s pegylated-erythropoietin infringes one of Amgen’s patents. I’m eager to hear the backstory on this one. Amgen previously prevented Transkaryotic (now owned by Shire) from using a completely […]


Carnival of Biotechnology

Welcome to the second August 2007 edition of Carnival of Biotechnology. International Biotechnology The Times (UK) has a report on the UK biotech sector, calling for consolidation to overcome a lack of capital. The Wall Street Journal has an article on Novartis’ lost patent case in India, where a patent on an improved version of […]