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Discussing Biotechnology in Emerging Markets at #BIO2015

Join me and an esteemed set of panelists at the opening plenary for the Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets track at BIO2015. I will be participating in a discussion that delves deeply into the policies and factors that foster (or hinder) biotech industry success in markets around the world, where I will be discussing the Scientific American Worldview project. […]


Looking forward to BIO #BIO2015

I am looking forward to this year’s BIO convention, as it returns to Philadelphia. It will be a busy conference. In addition to connecting with colleagues, representing the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, and this blog, I will also be signing books, giving a talk, and attending the Scientific American Worldview rollout. Highlights: I will be signing […]


Using Biotechnology, CSI, and Zombies to Promote Science Education in one of America’s Most Challenging Regions

The following paper has been added to the free open access archives at the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology: Using Biotechnology, CSI, and Zombies to Promote Science Education in one of America’s Most Challenging Regions David Eugene Menshew This paper examines the creation of a forensic biotechnology program that engages students, promotes science learning beyond the […]


DrugPatentWatch adds Supplementary Protection Certificates

DrugPatentWatch has expanded its global coverage of pharmaceutical patents by adding coverage of Supplementary Protection Certificates. DrugPatentWatch provides deep knowledge on pharmaceutical drugs and the 90,000 global patents covering them. Uses cases include: Payers: Formulary and pharmacy & therapeutics (P&T) Anticipate future budget requirements and proactively identify generic sources Branded pharmaceutical manufacturers Assess past successes […]


Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Seeks Managing Editor

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is seeking applications for the position of Managing Editor. Responsibilities The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology has been described as “a Harvard Business Review for Biotechnology Companies.” The Managing Editor should seek to maintain this editorial focus and strong standing through: – Solicitation of papers in line with the JCB’s editorial focus – […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 30, 2015

DrugPatentWatch provides competitive intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 90,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. LAMISIL (terbinafine) Novartis Patent number: 5,681,849 Expiration Date: Apr 28, 2015 LAMISIL AT (terbinafine hydrochloride) Novartis Patent number: 5,681,849 Expiration Date: Apr 28, 2015 LAMISIL AT (terbinafine) Novartis […]


Cancer’s Science Revolution Comes on Little Cat Feet

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. Back when I wrote ISO A Scientific Revolution in Cancer Research in April of 2013, I truly did not expect to be able to greet the revolution by […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 9, 2015

DrugPatentWatch provides competitive intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 90,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. NUVIGIL (armodafinil) Cephalon Patent number: RE 37,516 Expiration Date: Apr 6, 2015 PROVIGIL (modafinil) Cephalon Patent number: RE 37,516 Expiration Date: Apr 6, 2015 FLOVENT HFA (fluticasone propionate) […]


Journal of Commercial Biotechnology New Issue Published

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Labels, Lawyers, & Logic Peter J. Pitts America deserves access to high-quality health care without avoidable medical errors and complications. This achievable goal begins with harnessing and using the power of information. And that begins with clear, accurate, and usable labeling.The American health care system is undermined, underserved, and undervalued when […]


Expand Your Cell-Based Protein Manufacturing with Hollow Fiber Bioreactors

This is a guest post from Halina Zakowicz, Marketing Specialist at Biovest International, Inc. Do you have a response to Halina’s post? Respond in the comments section below. Scaling up cell culture production can be a tricky proposition. Generating large amounts of cell-secreted proteins is labor-intensive when utilizing traditional cell culture methods. Quality and yields […]