Category: General Biotechnology

Top 6 issues facing the biotechnology industry

For the last century, drug development consisted of tiny-molecule treatments focused at mass audience. It worked for some patients while it didn’t for the rest. In some cases, we knew…
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Tracking 20 Years of Compound-to-Target Output from Literature and Patents

This article was originally published by Christopher Southan, Peter Varkonyi, Kiran Boppana, Sarma A.R.P. Jagarlapudi, and Sorel Muresan at PLoS ONE 8(10): e77142. Abstract The statistics of drug development output and…
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Do Patents Drive or Hinder Innovation?

Here’s a brief note in response to some of the discussions I’ve seen regarding the merit of patents. Many of the anti-patent arguments focus on things which probably never should have been patented. But few address the things which only exist because of patents. In some industries (e.g. software), patents are often seen as a […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Nov 16, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. PRELAY (troglitazone) Sankyo Patent number: 5,859,037 Expiration Date: Nov 13, 2017 PRELAY (troglitazone) Sankyo Patent number: 6,011,049 Expiration Date: Nov 13, 2017 STARLIX (nateglinide) Novartis Patent […]


Should Price or Product Be the Determinant in Pharmaceutical Competition?

Pharmaceutical competition incorporates different tactics in different markets because countries have divergent approaches to regulating healthcare costs. Both price and product have roles in defining the competitive landscape in pharmaceuticals,&#8230…


Drug Patent Expirations for Nov 9, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. VIOXX (rofecoxib) Merck Patent number: 6,063,811 Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2017 QUTENZA (capsaicin) Acorda Patent number: 6,239,180 Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2017 PREZISTA (darunavir ethanolate) Janssen […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Nov 2, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. NORMOCARB HF 25 (magnesium chloride; sodium bicarbonate; sodium chloride) Dialysis Sups Patent number: 5,945,449 Expiration Date: Oct 31, 2017 NORMOCARB HF 35 (magnesium chloride; sodium bicarbonate; […]


How can pharmaceutical companies play a key role in the digital revolution of healthcare?

We live in a digital world. The way we interact has undergone a tremendous change in the last decade and this change is gradually reshaping our society itself. It’s difficult…
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