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What changes will India’s next Prime Minister bring to India’s Innovative Life Sciences? (Part 2)

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. India’s new Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has asked Ministers to set ambitious targets for the first 100 days of government,. While the BJP Party Manifesto calls for implementation […]


Measuring Global Biotechnology Innovation #BIO2014

I will be discussing the 2014 issue of Scientific American Worldview at 12:45 in Room 3 at BIO2014 along with Mike May, the project editor. I continue to measure global biotechnology innovation in this sixth edition, which is also the foundation I use for my talks on global biotechnology (see my recent talk on Building Biotechnology […]


PatentStat – Find top-performing patent attorneys

I am seeking input on a new project which helps you identify top-performing patent attorneys. PatentStat.com uses cutting-edge research on patent strength to identify top-performing patent attorneys and patent firms in 35 technology areas. Attorneys are scored by their average grant time, the number of claims allowed, citations, and other factors. As an added bonus, PatentStat also […]


Scientific American Worldview Issue 6 at #BIO2014

I continue to measure global biotechnology innovation in the sixth edition of Scientific American Worldview. This special publication is the foundation I use for my talks on global biotechnology (see my recent talk on Building Biotechnology in India). I will be serving on a panel on June 26th at 12:45-1:45 in Room 3, and David Brancaccio, host of […]


The nature of Asian biopharmaceutical innovation

My paper on global biopharmaceutical productivity has been published in the latest issue of Nature Biotechnology. This paper is a refinement of my work ranking international biotechnology for Scientific American Worldview, and draws on the DrugPatentWatch database. In this paper I investigate the locations of drug inventors, as measured by patents covering marketed drugs. The […]


Free and discounted subscriptions to the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology for MassBio Members

MassBio and the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology have partnered to provide MassBio members with free and discounted subscriptions. New MassBio members can get a free 1 year digital subscription to the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Existing MassBio members can get a 20% discount on Journal of Commercial Biotechnology subscriptions Members should contact editor@CommercialBiotechnology.com to activate their free subscription or to purchase a discounted subscription. […]


What changes will India’s next Prime Minister bring to India’s Innovative Life Sciences?

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. India’s recent election has brought a decisive majority to the right-of-center BJP Party, carrying BJP leader Narendra Modi to the Prime Minister’s office. What will the decisive BJP Victory […]


Free and discounted subscriptions to the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology for BIOTECanada Members

BIOTECanada and the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology have partnered to provide BIOTECanada members with free and discounted subscriptions. New BIOTECanada members can get a free 1 year digital subscription to the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Existing BIOTECanada members can get a 20% discount on Journal of Commercial Biotechnology subscriptions Members should contact editor@CommercialBiotechnology.com to activate their free subscription or […]


Track new stem cell innovations with StemCellPatentWatch

Stem cells are a rapidly developing technology area. The pace of scientific and clinical progress is accompanied by new patents, which can secure technology for innovators, and require careful observation by others to avoid infringement. After discussions with Christian Walker, a colleague and entrepreneur in the stem cell space, I have launched StemCellPatentWatch to help […]