Category: General Biotechnology

Securing the Right Space for Your Biotech Start-up

This is a guest post by Steven Lee, Senior Scientist in the Life Sciences Group at Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) Once you have the idea and the funding for a biotech start-up, you may think the biggest challenges are behind you. However, without proper planning and considerations, the environment you choose for your laboratory facility […]


Demystifying Microbiome Probiotics (Supplements)

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting.  This is the latest entry in an occasional series tracking the microbiome.  I first wrote about the potential of the microbiome for human health in October 2015.  At that time there was little awareness of the significance and potential of the human microbiome.  […]


Evidence of insufficient quality of reporting in patent landscapes in the life sciences

This article was originally published by James A Smith, Zeeshaan Arshad, Hannah Thomas, Andrew J Carr & David A Brindley in Nature Biotechnology v35, pp 210–214 (2017) under a creative…
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Indian pharmaceutical patent prosecution: The changing role of Section 3(d)

This paper was originally published by Bhaven N. Sampat and Kenneth C. Shadlen in PLoS ONE 13(4): e0194714 under a Creative Commons license. Abstract India, like many developing countries, only recently…
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Diffusion, convergence and influence of pharmaceutical innovations: a comparative study of Chinese and U.S. patents

This paper was originally published by Qiaolei Jiang and Chunjuan Luan in Globalization and Health 2018 14:92 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Abstract Background Despite the …


How Long Do Drug Patents Last?

Patents filed since 1995 last for 20 years from the date of patent application filing. This is true for “utility” patents, but the terms for certain other, less common types…
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Can formulation and drug delivery reduce attrition during drug discovery and development—review of feasibility, benefits and challenges

This article was originally published by Basavaraj S, Guru V. Betageri in Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 3-17 under a Creative Commons License. Abstract Drug discovery and development…
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Estimating Drug Costs: How do Manufacturer Net Prices Compare with Other Common US Price References?

This paper was originally published by T. Joseph Mattingly, Joseph F. Levy, Julia F. Slejko, Nneka C. Onwudiwe, and Eleanor M. Perfetto in PharmacoEconomics Volume 36, Issue 9 under a Creative Commons…
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Addressing the challenge of high-priced prescription drugs in the era of precision medicine: A systematic review of drug life cycles, therapeutic drug markets and regulatory frameworks

This paper was originally published by Toon van der Gronde, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, and Toine Pieters in PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182613 under a creative commons license. Abstract Context Recent public outcry…
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The US Food and Drug Administration’s tentative approval process and the global fight against HIV

This paper was originally published by Harinder Singh Chahal, Jeffrey S Murray, Martin Shimer, Peter Capella, Ryan Presto, Mary Lou Valdez, and Peter G Lurie in Journal of the International AIDS…
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