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Which Pharmaceutical Companies Have the Most Drugs?

This chart shows the pharmaceutical companies with the most branded drugs. The companies with the most drugs are Watson Labs, Hospira, Sandoz, Baxter Hlthcare,Mylan, Teva, B Braun, Roxane, Novartis, and Ivax Sub Teva Pharms.   For more infographics, see the DrugPatentWatch Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics. Do you have a response to this infographic? Respond in the comments section below.


Not fully harmonized: Differences in biotechnology patenting between Europe and the United States

Made available by the elective open access option at the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, this paper is free to view without subscription: Not fully harmonized: Differences in biotechnology patenting between Europe and the United States Brian R Dorn, Zoë Birtle Abstract There has been a trend of worldwide harmonization of patent laws. Due to the […]


VC Biotech Funding: Perception and Reality

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. VCs are starting to talk again about the ‘perception’ of scarce funding for early stage bio-pharma: At the New Paradigms meeting (a satellite of JPM Conference), a panel I […]


Which pharmaceutical companies face the most patent expirations this year?

This infographic from DrugPatentWatch shows that Sanofi Aventis, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline face the most patent expirations this year. Perhaps not surprisingly, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Aventis are also among the firms with the most drug patents. For more infographics, see the DrugPatentWatch Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics. Do you have a response to this infographic? Respond in the comments […]


New Pharmaceutical Industry Innovation Reports

These pharmaceutical industry reports provide detailed information on FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. The reports are produced by DrugPatentWatch, the leading provider of information on pharmaceutical drugs and their patents. Please contact DrugPatentWatch with any special data requirements beyond the existing report catalog. Pharmaceutical Industry Reports Drug Patent Challenge Report Orphan Drug Report Drug Patent Inventor Reports Global Global Drug Patent Inventor […]


Has Bio-Pharma Forgotten to Fail Early?

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.  When I started working for PhRMA nearly 15 years ago, the mantra was “Fail early, Fail cheap.” Given the exponentially increased cost of advancing compounds pre-clinical into clinical research […]


Which pharmaceutical companies have the most active patents?

This infographic from DrugPatentWatch shows that branded drug powerhouses GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Sanofi Aventis lead the pharmaceutical industry in the number of active patents. Some readers may not recognize Abbvie, which shows up as a patent leader. Abbvie is a spin-off comprised of pharma veteran Abbott’s former proprietary pharmaceutical business. For more infographics, see the […]


Which pharmaceutical company had the most drug approvals last year?

You might be surprised to find out which companies lead pharmaceutical industry drug approvals. This infographic from DrugPatentWatch shows that Mylan, Aurobindo, and Apotex led 2012 drug approvals. What some readers may find surprising is the relative absence of branded pharmaceutical firms from this list. For more infographics, see the DrugPatentWatch Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics. Do you […]


Is the Clinical Research Enterprise in Decline?

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. It looks like the ‘new normal’ is not just for biotechnology startups and SME pharma companies  – the CROs (and other vendors) who previously benefited from better R&D funding streams also […]