Archive for January, 2012

Building an R&D Cluster in Okinawa

I will be going back to Okinawa shortly for another workshop in support of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology’s goal of developing an R&D cluster in Okinawa. I really enjoy the opportunity to contribute to this initiative — Okinawa is a technologically-underdeveloped prefecture within a very technological developed country (Japan), so the expectations […]

Call for papers: Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

The July issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology will be distributed for free at BIO 2012 in Boston this summer. This free, expanded, distribution is a great opportunity for authors and advertisers. The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, in print since 1994, is the definitive international quarterly publication for bioscience business professionals. The Journal is […]

New Pharmaceutical Patent Reports from

DrugPatentWatch has updated its pharmaceutical patent intelligence reports, profiling profile patent challenges, orphan drugs, and leading inventors. The following reports have been updated for 2012 and are now available through the report store at DRUG PATENT CHALLENGE REPORT – The Drug Patent Challenge Report profiles the companies that successfully challenged pharmaceutical drug patents […]

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Get a free DrugPatentWatch Report As a special bonus for BiotechBlog readers, you can get a free DrugPatentWatch report when you sign up for a one-year Ultimate Plan or Premium Plan subscription by January 29, 2012. The following reports are available through this special offer: Drug Patent Challenge Report The Drug Patent Challenge Report profiles […]

Book Review: Practical Leadership for Biopharmaceutical Company Executives

Biotechnology company management presents several challenges relative to other industries. Firstly, many biotechnology managers come from scientific backgrounds and find their way into management positions with little formal management training. Secondly the tenure of managers may be short, and movement to new companies can bring new responsibilities, a different corporate culture, and a different external […]

Book Review: Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac 2012

Looking for biotechnology industry reference information? You could hop on the Internet and search among the myriad sites, figure out which ones are credible, then try and find a consensus, or you could grab a copy of Plunkett’s Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac. This book is essentially a reference librarian in a box. I reviewed […]

Drug Patent Expirations in January 2012

Drug Patent Expirations in January 2012 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration VITRASERT Bausch And Lomb ganciclovir 5,378,475 Jan 3, 2012 LUNESTA Sunovion Pharms Inc eszopiclone 6,319,926 Jan 16, 2012 LUNESTA Sunovion Pharms Inc eszopiclone 7,381,724 Jan 16, 2012 PREFEST Teva Womens estradiol; norgestimate 5,382,573 Jan […]