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Abstract – The robotics industry is achieving a level of commercial maturity as evidenced by innovative products brought to market, and by the increasing pace of emerging robotics companies being acquired by larger players in a diversity of industries. However, there are challenges with accelerating the rate and scale of innovation in this industry. Our hypothesis is that while there are remaining technological challenges, the largest challenge is for the industry to adapt by exploitation of business models that focus more intently on validating product/market fit, building teams to span seamlessly from laboratory to market, and on developing creative structure and vehicles to provide the needed resources to commercialize.  To this end, we suggest that the robotics field could adapt approaches from the emerging “business model playbook” that are now being used in the field of biotechnology.  These industries do compare somewhat in that they are each technologically driven, have long, high- risk development cycles, and have the need for high levels of capital, compared to the software industry.  In this paper we review what has been accomplished in biotechnology, and also suggest how these lessons could be implemented in the field of robotics. 

Genetic engineering (GE) technologies can contribute to improve crop productivity and quality in Ethiopia. Adoption of commercialized insect resistance and herbicide tolerance technologies can help to protect major crops such as cotton, maize, sorghum and small cereals from their main insect pests or prevent heavy weed-inflicted loss. Moreover, key production constraints such as  bacterial wilt of enset, late blight of potato, drought stress on crops like maize and wheat, lodging resistance on tef as well as low nutritive quality of native crops like enset and grasspea can be addressed by strengthening domestic GE research capacity and international collaboration. Cognizant of this potential, the Ethiopian government has made significant investment in modern biotechnology capacity building in the last decade. There has also been specific interest by cotton sector to boost its productivity by adopting insect resistance (Bt) technologies. However, the GE regulatory system based on the existing biosafety law is so stringent that it is not possible for the country to access useful technologies from abroad as well as initiate domestic GE research. Consequently, no GE experiment is approved so far, leaving the country at risk of missing out on the global GE revolution. To catch up and  harness the benefits of GE technologies, the country needs to create conducive regulatory environment, strengthen domestic GE capacity and devise a farsighted strategy.

Transforming medical research findings into viable commercial enterprises is a persistent challenge. Ontario, Canada, has deployed several approaches that could be applied in other regions. The provincial government has created R&D tax incentives, investment funds and commercialization incubators, along with streamlining clinical trials regulatory processes, to increase speed-to-market for medical biotechnology innovations. By creating supportive government policies, providing seed capital, and promoting partnerships between research institutions and industry, Ontario helps start-ups such as ApneaDX and OtoSim attract follow-on funding and access markets.


In November 2013, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, held a seminar entitled, “Advancing the Safe Use of Drugs: Enhancing Regulatory Quality Control.” Attendees included members of the JFDA leadership as well as representatives of Jordan’s healthcare community (hospitals, pharmacists, pharmaceutical manufacturers, academics). The seminar began a strategic thinking process aimed at enhancing a regulatory environment that values pharmaceutical manufacturing quality, the importance of stakeholder involvement, the urgent role of pharmacovigilance, and greater harmonization with advanced regulatory practices.  The goal was to develop realistic recommendations that can be implemented within existing authorities and resources; that serve the Jordanian public health; and enhance the stature and reputation of the JFDA as a regional reference and a global leader.

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 16 2014

TradenameApplicantGeneric NamePatent Expiration
RENAGEL
Genzyme
sevelamer hydrochloride
Sep 16, 2014
RENVELA
Genzyme
sevelamer carbonate
Sep 16, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 9 2014

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PROTOPIC
Astellas
tacrolimus
Sep 9, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 8 2014

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ALINIA
Romark
nitazoxanide
Sep 8, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 4 2014

TradenameApplicantGeneric NamePatent Expiration
MOXEZA
Alcon Pharms Ltd
moxifloxacin hydrochloride
Sep 4, 2014
VIGAMOX
Alcon Pharms Ltd
moxifloxacin hydrochloride
Sep 4, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 4 2014

TradenameApplicantGeneric NamePatent Expiration
MOXEZA
Alcon Pharms Ltd
moxifloxacin hydrochloride
Sep 4, 2014
VIGAMOX
Alcon Pharms Ltd
moxifloxacin hydrochloride
Sep 4, 2014

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Drug Patent Expirations for September 2 2014

TradenameApplicantGeneric NamePatent Expiration
BONIVA
Roche
ibandronate sodium
Sep 2, 2014
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT
Boehringer Ingelheim
albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide
Sep 2, 2014
HEPSERA
Gilead
adefovir dipivoxil
Sep 2, 2014

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