Archive for March, 2009

Will Roche Spin Genentech Off Again?

Does Roche’s recent acquisition of Genentech mean the end of the big-biotech business model? Has Genentech lost it’s independence? Not so, if history decides to repeat itself. Roche has already bought (and sold) Genentech once before. It’s not unimaginable to think that they’re using the current economic crisis to do another value-based flip. Using an […]


Entrepreneurship: What Not to Do

I’ll be giving a talk at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Entrepreneurship Conference on March 21st titled “Entrepreneurship: What Not to Do.” The talk will cover cases in failed entrepreneurship in biotechnology, elucidating some of the forseeable and unforseeable factors which can lead to failure. Hope to see some readers there. If you can’t […]


Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — April 2009 Special Issue on Education

The April 2009 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. This special issue on education was guest-edited by Arlen Meyers. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 15, Issue 2 Editorial PDF Arlen Meyers Articles Integrating virtual internships into online classrooms PDF Richard Conroy, Rana Khan […]