Archive for 2012

Options to change Medicare payment for outpatient prescription drugs and biotechnology products

The debates over the Obama Administration’s health care reform law, and, more recently, the federal budget deficit and national debt have focused attention on the growth in costs of the Medicare program.  Three approaches to reducing Medicare expend…


Industrial biotechnology – Markets and industry structure

An increasing number of chemicals and materials, like base chemicals and polymers, as well as high value products, such as consumer chemicals and specialty chemicals, are produced using biotechnology in one or more of the process steps. In 2010, the sa…


Biomarketing strategy and tactics 101 PART I of III

The American Marketing Association defines marketing as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.1 Accordin…


Bacterial proteins: A new class of cancer therapeutics

Cancer is a complex disease with a network of multiple metabolic pathways that are interlinked to promote growth and resist immune surveillance.  Such a network is efficiently maintained through acquisition of multiple mutations in the human genome th…