Archive for 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 http://www.mdincubatoraward.com/2010/2010_nominationform.aspx More information is at http://www.mdincubatoraward.com


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 […]


My picks for the Biotech Humantarian Award

The judging is underway for the Biotech Humanitarian Award. The pool of nominees was divided between the judges, so I’ve only seen some of them, but I’ve made my selections. One of the elements I’ve been looking for is evidence of going beyond one’s job description — how much has an individual done to drive […]


Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers

I will be giving a talk on Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers at Pittcon in Orlando on March 1st. The talk will be based on my observations in writing  Building Biotechnology and editing Best Practices in Biotechnology Education, in addition to the teaching I’ve done on the topic. I’ll be posting […]


Drug Patent Expirations in February 2010

Drug Patent Expirations in February 2010 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration ZAGAM Mylan sparfloxacin 4,795,751 Feb 4, 2010 TEVETEN Abbott eprosartan mesylate 5,185,351 Feb 9, 2010 MYOVIEW Ge Healthcare technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin kit 5,045,302 Feb 9, 2010 TEVETEN HCT Abbott eprosartan mesylate; hydrochlorothiazide 5,185,351 Feb […]


How do you train your new biotechnology employees?

I’m giving a talk at Pittcon on biotechnology training this spring. As many readers know, I have been very active in biotechnology education through my books and the classes I teach. So, I’ve got a strong sense of the supply-side of biotechnology education and training, and the academic side of biotechnology education, but would like […]