Archive for May, 2010

Guest post: Healthcare Reform Bill Presents Significant Opportunity for Life Science Companies Engaged in Innovative Research

This is a guest post from William H. Kitchens, partner at the Atlanta law firm Arnall Golden Gregory LLP. Do you have a response to Kitchens’ post? Respond in the comments section below. Buried in the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is a significant benefit for small- and mid-sized biotech, […]

Scientific American WorldView 2010: Measuring global biotechnology innovation

Once again, the Scientific American WorldView project continues to measure global biotechnology innovation. I had the pleasure of serving as lead editorial consultant of this project, and my mission was to cut through the marketing messages and develop a coherent measure of biotechnology innovation on a country-by-country basis. Visit the WorldView homepage See the country […]

Get to Market Now! Turn FDA Compliance into a Competitive Edge in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Now available: 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 […]

2010 Biotech Humanitarian Award goes to Robert Klein

Robert Klein has been selected as the Honoree for the 2010 Biotech Humanitarian Award. BIO established the Biotech Humanitarian Award in 2009 to recognize everyday heroes within the biotechnology community who have helped heal, fuel and feed the planet through their work. In the words of Jim Greenwood, CEO and President of BIO, “BIO is […]

Scientific American Worldview rollout — 3pm today

WHAT: Fareed Zakaria, author, journalist and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, will moderate a discussion with G. Steven Burrill and industry leaders on the state of biotech hubs and innovation around the globe.  The panel will review the results and central themes of an annual study highlighting key international developments produced by Scientific American […]

BIO2010 Day 2: Meetings

After an introductory day of getting settled and ad hoc networking, what’s in store for Day 2? Meetings! The bulk of today will be spent traveling the exhibit floor, getting updates and having some first-time meetings as well. On tap for tomorrow is my book signing from 10-11:30, and the Scientific American Worldview rollout at […]

Scientific American Worldview — Measuring biotechnology innovation

The 2010 version of Scientific American’s Worldview is launching at BIO. I’ve updated last year’s rankings, and also included some new measures. The data section is also significantly expanded, with numerous tables and charts comparing biotechnology activities and supportive elements from around the world. While readers not at BIO2010 will have to wait until the […]

First day at BIO — Getting Settled

After an evening of pre-BIO party hopping, what does one do on the first actual day of the event? I like to dedicate the first day to getting familiar with the layout of the venue and networking. I’ve already written about the utility of casual conversations for continuing education, so I like to spend my […]

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