Archive for 2011

Trends in the Asia Pacific Clinical and Contract Research Ecosystem

 This is a Guest Post by Prabhu Ram, General Manager- Healthcare Research & Advisory   The BioPharma industry faces some daunting challenges today. Faced by the surge in drugs going off-patent and with drying-up of their product pipelines, major pharmaceutical companies are facing an urgent challenge to reinvent their drug discovery and development models. An […]


Book Review: Founders at Work

Founders at Work provides a rare glimpse into the early thinking that spawned many of today’s most prominent start-ups. Going beyond the glam articles found in many other sources, Founders profiles founders who have achieved sufficient success that little time needs to be spend justifying their inclusion. Rather, the focus is on how they conceived […]


Speeding Time to Market Cost-Effectively

With the recent news of pharma’s frustration with more price controls around the world, John Avellanet, frequent Biotech Blog poster and author of Get to Market Now!, is grinning right now for having predicting a strengthening of such price controls back in 2009 and in 2010.  Here is a brief interview with John, covering price […]


Conference on Breathing Additional Life into the Life Sciences – Reaching the Next Milestone

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, published by the owner of BiotechBlog, is proud to serve as a media sponsor for this upcoming conference on biotechnology development. Reaching the Next Milestone Conference on Breathing Additional Life into the Life Sciences Date: Friday, November 4, 2011          Time: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Purpose of Conference The future for […]


New Book – Great Patents: Advanced Strategies For Innovative Growth Companies

I’ve just published a new book by David Orange. Great Patents: Advanced Strategies For Innovative Growth Companies is a compilation of expert opinions on important topics in managing and protecting a company’s intellectual property. Patents are more than just legal forms for lawyers to fill out or clubs to use in infringement lawsuits. They can […]


Drug Patent Expirations in September 2011

Drug Patent Expirations in September 2011 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration SEREVENT Glaxo Grp Ltd salmeterol xinafoate 7,225,808*PED Sep 1, 2011 ADVAIR DISKUS 500/50 Glaxosmithkline fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate 5,590,645*PED Sep 1, 2011 ADVAIR DISKUS 250/50 Glaxosmithkline fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate 6,792,945*PED Sep 1, 2011 […]