Category: Talks and Publications

Going Global: Partnering and Investing in International Life Sciences

I will be presenting in an upcoming webinar: Going Global Partnering and Investing in International Life Sciences   Today, successful life sciences companies are feverishly evaluating international partnerships in search of places that are rapidly expanding. Some make the costly mistake of only using market size as the deciding factor, which is often misleading. Success […]


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Preview the next Scientific American Worldview

The next issue of Scientific American’s Worldview will be released at the BIO 2011 convention in late June. Worldview explores biotechnology development around the world, highlighting the opportunities and challenges in different markets. In the WorldView scorecard, I measure biotechnology innovation capacity around the world, and present multi-faceted data-driven comparisons to reveal greater clarity on […]


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Globalization of pharmaceutical innovation

Here’s a copy of the talk I gave at the American Chemical Society meeting, on using patent information to track globalization: Using patent information to track globalization Check out it. I think the findings will surprise you!


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Using patent information to track globalization

I will be giving a talk on “Using patent information to track globalization” at the ACS conference in Anaheim next week. The talk is part of the ACS Division of Chemistry and Law session on What Can Patent Information Do For Scientists, and is based on analysis of data from DrugPatentWatch. I look forward to […]


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Featured in Fortune article on Drug Patent Challenges

Fortune magazine recently published an article on the growing trend of generic companies challenging pharmaceutical drug patents. I enjoyed working with the writer to help layout the industry landscape, and share my knowledge of drug patents and trends from DrugPatentWatch.com. It’s a good read, and it does an excellent job of laying out the legal, […]


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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology: Unmissable Management Articles

I have selected these management-themed articles from the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, exploring the practical aspects of product innovation, R&D, patent law and marketing. The collection is divided into distinct sections: Commentary; Policy; Commercial Strategy; Valuation/Licensing; Funding; Intellectual Property; International; and Case Studies. These articles are only fully readable for a limited period of time, […]


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For success in biotechnology, look beyond biotechnology

Many biotechnology entrepreneurs favorably look back at times when financing and regulatory approval were easier to obtain. While future periods of investor exuberance may return, it is better to see these as market aberrations. In periods of investor exuberance companies have been pushed to focus on low-probability, high-return, objectives such as approval and successful marketing […]


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Globalization in the pharmaceutical industry: Where are drugs invented?

I’ve just had a paper published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, using data from DrugPatentWatch to profile the locations of drug invention for the past decade. The location of drug development is important for two reasons. Firstly, it is important to track the global spread of innovation. Much late stage drug development (e.g. clinical trials) and […]


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Developing a biotechnology cluster in Japan

The panel on applying Design Thinking to biotechnology was well received, and I look forward to writing up my observations. I’m now in Japan for a workshop on developing a biotechnology cluster. The U.S. biotechnology industry – the largest in the world – was basically developed with  strong  support from Japanese pharmaceutical and brewing companies. […]


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Biotechnology and a Better World by Design

I will be moderating a panel on the roles of biotechnology in development at the upcoming A Better World by Design conference at Brown University. The theme of the panel will be the promise and challenges of implementing biotechnology advances for public benefit, with a focus on topics such as disease prevention, agricultural improvements, and […]


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