Archive for 2011

How many spam emails does it take to sell drugs on the Internet?

In short? A lot! As reported by the New York Times, it takes 12.5 million emails to earn $100 in Internet-based Viagra sales. The finding comes from a research group engaged in “spamalytics” — trying to find the mechanisms by which revenues are generated from spam. In their most recent paper they found that 95 […]


Going Global: Partnering and Investing in International Life Sciences

I will be presenting in an upcoming webinar: Going Global Partnering and Investing in International Life Sciences   Today, successful life sciences companies are feverishly evaluating international partnerships in search of places that are rapidly expanding. Some make the costly mistake of only using market size as the deciding factor, which is often misleading. Success […]


Therapies for Orphan Diseases: Public-Private Partnership in Drug Development

This paper is a final project from the NIH Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences TECH 366, a course in Biotechnology Management Therapies for Orphan Diseases: Public-Private Partnership in Drug Development Anuradha Ramamoorthy Research and development (R&D) of new drugs and therapies is both technologically and financially challenging.  As return on investment (ROI) in […]


Preview the next Scientific American Worldview

The next issue of Scientific American’s Worldview will be released at the BIO 2011 convention in late June. Worldview explores biotechnology development around the world, highlighting the opportunities and challenges in different markets. In the WorldView scorecard, I measure biotechnology innovation capacity around the world, and present multi-faceted data-driven comparisons to reveal greater clarity on […]


Drug Patent Expirations in May 2011

Drug Patent Expirations in May 2011 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration OPTIVAR Meda Pharms azelastine hydrochloride 5,164,194*PED May 1, 2011 ASTELIN Meda Pharms azelastine hydrochloride 5,164,194*PED May 1, 2011 ENTOCORT EC Astrazeneca budesonide 6,423,340*PED May 15, 2011 ALORA Watson Labs estradiol 5,227,169 May 17, 2011 […]


Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — May 2011 issue now available

The May 2011 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 17, Issue 2 Editorial Building biotechnology in Okinawa PDF Yali Friedman Commentary Startup America: What it includes and opportunities for innovators PDF David B Orange Singapore – Home base […]


BIO Humanitarian Award Deadline for Nominations is April 15

Today, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced a distinguished panel of judges who will evaluate nominations for the third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and select the 2011 Honoree.  BIO created the Award to recognize an everyday hero who has helped to heal, fuel and feed the planet through their work in or support of biotechnology.  […]


Drug Patent Expirations in April 2011

Drug Patent Expirations in April 2011 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration AROMASIN Pharmacia And Upjohn exemestane 4,808,616 Apr 1, 2011 VIVELLE Novartis estradiol 5,300,291 Apr 5, 2011 DEFINITY Lantheus Medcl perflutren 5,547,656 Apr 5, 2011 DEFINITY Lantheus Medcl perflutren 6,773,696 Apr 5, 2011 DEFINITY Lantheus […]