Archive for March, 2010

Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award Deadline Extended

The deadline for nominations to the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award, which I will be helping judge, has been extended to March 31, 2010. All Maryland Incubator and Incubator affiliate companies are invited to apply. The website to apply is More information is at

Coming soon – Get to Market Now!

Coming soon, a book by frequent BiotechBlog contributor, John Avellanet. In this new book — Get to Market Now! Turn FDA Compliance into a Competitive Edge in the Era of Personalized Medicine — John teaches you how to take advantage of evolving FDA compliance requirements and cutting-edge new product development techniques to bring your new […]

Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Managers and Founders

I recently gave a talk on educating the next generation of biotechnology managers and founders at a biotechnology education workshop. My sense is that the traditional education paths are not ideal ways to prepare individuals to manage or start biotechnology companies, and I describe cases from Best Practices in Biotechnology Education and courses I have […]

Drug Patent Expirations in March 2010

Drug Patent Expirations in March 2010 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration AZASITE Inspire azithromycin 5,192,535 Mar 9, 2010 SOLAGE Stiefel Labs Inc mequinol; tretinoin 5,470,567 Mar 19, 2010 PYLERA Axcan Scandipharm bismuth subcitrate potassium; metronidazole; tetracycline 5,476,669 Mar 23, 2010 KADIAN Actavis Elizabeth morphine sulfate […]