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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Intellectual property: The driving force for growth and funding

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ABSTRACT: For most 'bio-entrepreneurs' the science is the easy part -- leveraging that science to create a viable business becomes the real challenge. This paper provides an overview for utilising intellectual property to strengthen a business' attributes, thereby increasing the firm's likelihood of attracting funding and attaining its objectives...

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

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For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website

Drug Patent Expirations for May 2015

Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration
ACCUPRIL Pfizer Pharms quinapril hydrochloride 5,684,016*PED May 4, 2015
INTEGRILIN Schering eptifibatide 5,747,447 May 5, 2015
LIPTRUZET Merck Sharp Dohme atorvastatin calcium; ezetimibe 5,686,104*PED May 11, 2015
LIPITOR Pfizer atorvastatin calcium 5,686,104*PED May 11, 2015
CADUET Pfizer amlodipine besylate; atorvastatin calcium 5,686,104*PED May 11, 2015
AFREZZA Sanofi Aventis insulin recombinant human 6,071,497 May 15, 2015
AFREZZA Sanofi Aventis insulin recombinant human 6,428,771 May 15, 2015
AFREZZA Sanofi Aventis insulin recombinant human 8,394,414 May 15, 2015
RISPERDAL CONSTA Janssen Pharms risperidone 5,688,801*PED May 18, 2015
SANDOSTATIN LAR Novartis octreotide acetate 5,688,530*PED May 18, 2015
ZYVOX Pharmacia And Upjohn linezolid 5,688,792*PED May 18, 2015
ASMANEX TWISTHALER Merck Sharp Dohme mometasone furoate 5,687,710*PED May 18, 2015
MACUGEN Valeant Pharms Llc pegaptanib sodium 6,051,698 May 19, 2015
LIVALO Kowa Co pitavastatin calcium 5,753,675 May 19, 2015
OCTREOSCAN Mallinckrodt indium in-111 pentetreotide kit 5,753,627 May 19, 2015
NEXIUM 24HR Astrazeneca Lp esomeprazole magnesium 5,690,960*PED May 25, 2015
NEXIUM Astrazeneca Pharms esomeprazole magnesium 5,690,960*PED May 25, 2015
EGRIFTA Theratechnologies tesamorelin acetate 5,861,379 May 26, 2015
ABLAVAR Lantheus Medcl gadofosveset trisodium 8,017,105 May 26, 2015
EGRIFTA Theratechnologies tesamorelin acetate 6,020,311 May 26, 2015
ABLAVAR Lantheus Medcl gadofosveset trisodium 7,229,606 May 26, 2015
ABLAVAR Lantheus Medcl gadofosveset trisodium 7,060,250 May 26, 2015
NEXIUM IV Astrazeneca Pharms esomeprazole sodium 6,143,771 May 27, 2015
SKIN EXPOSURE REDUCTION PASTE AGAINST CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS Us Army perfluoropolymethylisopropyl ether; polytetrafluoroethylene 5,607,979 May 30, 2015
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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Financial accounts reports

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ABSTRACT: Basilea Pharmaceutica AG is a Swiss-based biotechnology company whose shares are traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. It is developing antibacterial and antifungal drugs along with dermatology treatments. The company was founded in October 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, which subsequently sold over half of the company's shares to other investors but retained approximately 33 per cent of the company at 31st December, 2004...

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Financial accounts reports

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ABSTRACT: Basilea Pharmaceutica AG is a Swiss-based biotechnology company whose shares are traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. It is developing antibacterial and antifungal drugs along with dermatology treatments. The company was founded in October 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, which subsequently sold over half of the company's shares to other investors but retained approximately 33 per cent of the company at 31st December, 2004...

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Current and future prospects for the global biotechnology industry

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ABSTRACT: The number of biotechnology compounds has been increasing steadily over the past 20 years, reflecting the key contribution that biotechnology is now making to healthcare. Recombinant DNA technology has been used to develop a number of therapeutic proteins, including antibodies, cytokines, hormones and vaccines for use in tackling and diagnosing a range of disorders...

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website

Drug Patent Expirations for April 2015

Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration
FAMVIR Novartis famciclovir 5,866,581*PED Apr 4, 2015
FAMVIR Novartis famciclovir 6,124,304*PED Apr 4, 2015
PROVIGIL Cephalon modafinil RE37516*PED Apr 6, 2015
NUVIGIL Cephalon armodafinil RE37516*PED Apr 6, 2015
ADVAIR HFA Glaxo Grp Ltd fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate 5,674,472*PED Apr 7, 2015
HYCAMTIN Glaxosmithkline topotecan hydrochloride 5,674,872*PED Apr 7, 2015
FLOVENT HFA Glaxo Grp Ltd fluticasone propionate 5,674,472*PED Apr 7, 2015
AKYNZEO Helsinn Hlthcare netupitant; palonosetron hydrochloride 5,202,333 Apr 13, 2015
ALOXI Helsinn Hlthcare palonosetron hydrochloride 5,202,333 Apr 13, 2015
MYLOTARG Wyeth Pharms Inc gemtuzumab ozogamicin 5,739,116 Apr 14, 2015
GATTEX KIT Nps Pharms Inc teduglutide recombinant 5,789,379 Apr 14, 2015
CLEVIPREX Medicines Co clevidipine 5,739,152 Apr 14, 2015
JUXTAPID Aegerion lomitapide mesylate 5,739,135 Apr 14, 2015
EMEND Merck aprepitant 5,719,147 Apr 17, 2015
ABILIFY MAINTENA KIT Otsuka Pharm Co Ltd aripiprazole 5,006,528 Apr 20, 2015
ABILIFY Otsuka aripiprazole 5,006,528*PED Apr 20, 2015
CAVERJECT Pharmacia And Upjohn alprostadil 5,741,523 Apr 21, 2015
EXUBERA Pfizer insulin recombinant human 5,740,794 Apr 21, 2015
OXYTROL Watson Labs (utah) oxybutynin 5,601,839 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL FOR WOMEN Bayer Healthcare Llc oxybutynin 5,601,839 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL Watson Labs (utah) oxybutynin 5,834,010 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL FOR WOMEN Bayer Healthcare Llc oxybutynin 5,834,010 Apr 26, 2015
MAVIK Abbvie trandolapril 5,744,496 Apr 28, 2015
LAMISIL AT Novartis terbinafine 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
LAMISIL AT Novartis terbinafine hydrochloride 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
LAMISIL Novartis terbinafine 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
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Drug Patent Expirations for April 2015

Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration
FAMVIR Novartis famciclovir 6,124,304*PED Apr 4, 2015
FAMVIR Novartis famciclovir 5,866,581*PED Apr 4, 2015
PROVIGIL Cephalon modafinil RE37516*PED Apr 6, 2015
NUVIGIL Cephalon armodafinil RE37516*PED Apr 6, 2015
ADVAIR HFA Glaxo Grp Ltd fluticasone propionate; salmeterol xinafoate 5,674,472*PED Apr 7, 2015
HYCAMTIN Glaxosmithkline topotecan hydrochloride 5,674,872*PED Apr 7, 2015
FLOVENT HFA Glaxo Grp Ltd fluticasone propionate 5,674,472*PED Apr 7, 2015
AKYNZEO Helsinn Hlthcare netupitant; palonosetron hydrochloride 5,202,333 Apr 13, 2015
ALOXI Helsinn Hlthcare palonosetron hydrochloride 5,202,333 Apr 13, 2015
JUXTAPID Aegerion lomitapide mesylate 5,739,135 Apr 14, 2015
MYLOTARG Wyeth Pharms Inc gemtuzumab ozogamicin 5,739,116 Apr 14, 2015
GATTEX KIT Nps Pharms Inc teduglutide recombinant 5,789,379 Apr 14, 2015
CLEVIPREX Medicines Co clevidipine 5,739,152 Apr 14, 2015
EMEND Merck aprepitant 5,719,147 Apr 17, 2015
ABILIFY MAINTENA KIT Otsuka Pharm Co Ltd aripiprazole 5,006,528 Apr 20, 2015
ABILIFY Otsuka aripiprazole 5,006,528*PED Apr 20, 2015
CAVERJECT Pharmacia And Upjohn alprostadil 5,741,523 Apr 21, 2015
EXUBERA Pfizer insulin recombinant human 5,740,794 Apr 21, 2015
OXYTROL Watson Labs (utah) oxybutynin 5,601,839 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL FOR WOMEN Bayer Healthcare Llc oxybutynin 5,601,839 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL Watson Labs (utah) oxybutynin 5,834,010 Apr 26, 2015
OXYTROL FOR WOMEN Bayer Healthcare Llc oxybutynin 5,834,010 Apr 26, 2015
LAMISIL Novartis terbinafine 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
MAVIK Abbvie trandolapril 5,744,496 Apr 28, 2015
LAMISIL AT Novartis terbinafine 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
LAMISIL AT Novartis terbinafine hydrochloride 5,681,849*PED Apr 28, 2015
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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

Building biotechnology teams: Personality does matter

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ABSTRACT: Our study describes a naturally occurring experiment exploring linkages between interdisciplinary team outcomes and personality dimensions, general mental ability, and communication type and frequency. This research took place within the context of an NSF-sponsored bioscience entrepreneurship program that engaged science, health science, law and business students working in cross-disciplinary project teams in the technology commercialization process...

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website

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Drug Patent Expirations for April 4 2015

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FAMVIR
Novartis
famciclovir
Apr 4, 2015

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The field of bioinformatics is flourishing, and strong growth is only projected to continue. Like any cutting edge technology, bioinformatics requires an integrated IP strategy involving patent, trade secret, and copyright laws. The patent system in particular can be a powerful protection for commercializing bioinformatics inventions as long as a corresponding patent application meets certain patent law standards. Recently, the most rapidly evolving of these patent law standards—patent eligibility—came to a crescendo last year when the Supreme Court in Alice v. CLS Bank introduced a two-step test for determining whether computer-implemented inventions are patent-eligible. Since then, other courts and the USPTO have applied the test on inventions implemented on a computer and/or using the Internet with fact-dependent results. Here, we discuss how these decisions relate to bioinformatics inventions. We then analyze bioinformatics patents that have recently issued post-Alice. While the law remains relatively underdeveloped, it becomes clear that relying on a general purpose computer to perform routine or conventional steps in a claim will not infuse patent-eligibility into a claim. However, bioinformatics inventions remain patentable, especially when the patent prosecution team properly and persuasively presents the technical improvements and commercial embodiments.