Archive for March, 2012

Project, Product or Company

This article focuses on the essentials of building effective, collaborative, team-based organizations. The entrepreneurs and innovators who found and build technology-based organizations comprise out target audience, but most specifically we address th…



Achieving optimal financial and strategic transaction outcomes for small to mid-sized privately funded start-ups

Non-dilutive funding and equity capital are two key reasons why life sciences companies pursue strategic partnerships. In fact alliances are also strong contributors to successful “exits”, whether Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) (~ 40% of partn…



New paradigms in drug R&D: A personal perspective

The Author discusses the recent productivity problems in the pharmaceutical industry, in the context of his 30 year career, and the current responses of the industry driven strongly by disaggregation of the historic R&D model, new fluidites of capi…



Licensing, Partnering, Strategic Alliances and University Relationships

Abstract The biopharmaceutical industry has been undergoing change for a number of years and that change is accelerating.  Larger pharmaceutical companies are acquiring smaller ones, companies are merging, laboratories are being closed, and the numbe…



Editorial: The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: From Lectern to Printing Press

This issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology focuses on the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp held in conjunction with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) annual conference in Washington, DC i…



Journal of Commercial Biotechnology April 2012 Issue Now Available

Special Issue: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp   Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 18, Issue 2 (2012) Editorial: The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: From Lectern to Printing Press Stephen M Sammut, Arthur A Boni This issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology focuses on the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp held in conjunction […]



Navigating the patentability of stem cells

This is a guest post from the BiotechBlog Intern, Fintan Burke. Fintan is a student at the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University. Do you have a response to Fintan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. In Europe the 1998 EU Biotechnology directive (98/44/EC) states that Totipotent stem cells (stem cells that develop […]



Preview the next issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

The January 2012 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is ready to go to press. The table of contents is posted below. Like what you see? Subscribe or recommend the journalto your library Vol 18, Issue 2 (2012) (Preview) Special Issue: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Table of Contents Editorial Editorial: The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: […]



Biotech in Bangalore: hype and hope

This is a guest post by Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, UK A decade ago, biotechnology was being hyped as the next big thing. Building on the successes of the IT sector, BT (biotech) was, it was argued, going to provide a platform for growth, innovation, job creation and more. So what happened […]



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