Category: Biotechnology Book Reviews

Revolutions: Paving the way for the Bioeconomy

Logos Press has just published a new book by Randall Mayes. Revolutions: Paving the Way for the Bioeconomy is an in-depth look at the increasing impact of biology primarily due to the potential of genomics. The book focuses on four revolutions: Industrial Revolutions Genomics researchers hope to launch personalized medicine and cure diseases by identifying drug […]


Book Review: Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac 2012

Looking for biotechnology industry reference information? You could hop on the Internet and search among the myriad sites, figure out which ones are credible, then try and find a consensus, or you could grab a copy of Plunkett’s Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac. This book is essentially a reference librarian in a box. I reviewed […]


Pocket Biotechnology Industry Primer and Glossary

I’ve just published the Pocket Biotechnology Industry Primer and Glossary as an ebook. This book, which was previously only available as a printed book, is now available in digital format, which means greater convenience and a significant price reduction. This primer and glossary presents a broad, accessible, and comprehensive overview of the biotechnology industry and […]


Book Review: From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days: Creating bacn.com

What does selling bacon on the Internet have to do with biotechnology business development? Almost nothing! But, that is what makes this book so valuable. From Idea to Web Start-up in 21 Days: Creating bacn.com describes a shoestring venture to develop a simple web store. The founders decided to sell bacon due to the strong market […]


Book Review: How to Castrate a Bull: Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business

I often like to read books from technology-based companies outside of the biotechnology space because they can yield insights relevant to biotechnology business development. This book’s attention-grabbing title comes from the author’s experience working as a ranch hand prior to co-founding a computer hardware company. How to Castrate a Bull describes the growth of NetApp, […]


Book Review: Founders at Work

Founders at Work provides a rare glimpse into the early thinking that spawned many of today’s most prominent start-ups. Going beyond the glam articles found in many other sources, Founders profiles founders who have achieved sufficient success that little time needs to be spend justifying their inclusion. Rather, the focus is on how they conceived […]


New Book – Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions

I’ve just published a new book, by Michael L. Salgaller, PhD. In Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions Michael combines the voices of a diverse set of industry insiders with extensive experience in biotechnology commercialization to prepares nascent founders, managers, investors, and other biotechnology company stakeholders to position themselves and their companies for commercial success. […]


Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business

Now available, a new textbook from Logos Press: Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business Available from Amazon.com and bookstores everywhere. Mark J. Ahn, Michael A. Alvarez, Arlen D. Meyers, Anne S. York, editors Foreword by G. Steven Burrill First Edition, July 2010 Perfect Bound, 416 pages, […]


Coming soon: Building the case for biotechnology

Announcing a new textbook from Logos Press: Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business Mark J. Ahn, Michael A. Alvarez, Arlen D. Meyers, Anne S. York, editors Foreword by G. Steven Burrill First Edition, July 2010 Perfect Bound, 416 pages, US$79.95 ISBN: 978-1-934899-15-1 This volume helps to […]


Get to Market Now! Turn FDA Compliance into a Competitive Edge in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Now available: a book by frequent BiotechBlog contributor, John Avellanet. In this new book — Get to Market Now! Turn FDA Compliance into a Competitive Edge in the Era of Personalized Medicine — John teaches you how to take advantage of evolving FDA compliance requirements and cutting-edge new product development techniques to bring your new […]