Category: Guest content

Mark Levin, Third Rock Ventures: Personalized Medicine Needs Teamwork and Collaboration

Mark Levin, Third Rock Ventures: Personalized Medicine Needs Teamwork and Collaboration

For Third Rock Ventures' Mark Levin, personalized medicine is nothing new. Instead, he sees the history of pharma as a gradual homing in on the roots of dise…


3D Cell Cultures

This is a guest post from the BiotechBlog Intern,  Fintan Burke. Fintan is a student at the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University. Do you have a response to Fintan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. As researchers continue to investigate the complex nature of cell tissues and their behaviour, it is becoming […]


Can Waste Gasification Quell A Future Energy Crisis?

This is a guest post from the BiotechBlog Intern,  Fintan Burke. Fintan is a student at the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University. Do you have a response to Fintan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. One of the most overlooked but consistent problems facing many governments is waste management. Despite healthy recycling […]


The Role of Cell Line Authentication in Today’s Biotechnology World

This is a guest post from Erin M. Hall. Erin is the Technical Leader at Genetica DNA Laboratories, Inc. located in Cincinnati, OH. Do you have a response to Erin’s post? Respond in the comments section below. It is estimated that 18-36% of all actively growing cell line cultures are misidentified and/or cross-contaminated with another […]


Guest Post: Biotechnology Patent Trolls

This is a guest post from the BiotechBlog Intern,  Fintan Burke. Fintan is a student at the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University. Do you have a response to Fintan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. According to a BDO industry report, a smallUS biotech company in 2010 enjoyed average revenues of around […]


Technology Continues to Fight Aids

This is a guest post from BiotechBlog reader Jack Lundee Technology Continues to Fight Aids In 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa was populated with over 22 million HIV+ inhabitants, and currently there are over 5 million Southern Africans infected with the virus. Worldwide, there are upwards of 40 million people infected with HIV, a very frightening number. […]


Biosimilar drugs to gain greater priority as decade progresses

This is a guest post from Keith Bradbury, Executive Director of Drug Information at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Biosimilar drugs to gain greater priority as decade progresses The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will heighten the degree of competition in the field of biotech drugs, a fast growing area of drug therapy that is […]