Category: Talks and Publications

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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Scientific American WorldView 2010: Measuring global biotechnology innovation

Once again, the Scientific American WorldView project continues to measure global biotechnology innovation. I had the pleasure of serving as lead editorial consultant of this project, and my mission was to cut through the marketing messages and develop a coherent measure of biotechnology innovation on a country-by-country basis. Visit the WorldView homepage See the country […]


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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — April 2010 issue now available

The April 2010 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 16, Issue 2 Editorial Case studies in innovation: What enables outstanding achievements? PDF Yali Friedman Articles Biotechnology marketing: Insider and outsider views PDF Päivi Eriksson, Heidi Rajamäki The current […]


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Case studies in innovation: What enables outstanding achievements?

As promised, I have posted my observations from the 2009 Kyoto Prize. I had an opportunity to interact with each of the laureates, and focused on the question of how they were able to accomplish their exemplary achievements. It is not enough to simply be brilliant or hard-working — all their peers likely share these […]


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Fulfilling Market Needs for Success in Biotechnology

I was recently queried by the Israeli Life Science Industry on my thoughts regarding trends in the global biotechnology industry as well as elements of specific interest to Israel. You can see my full interview at ILSI’s website.


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Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Managers and Founders

I recently gave a talk on educating the next generation of biotechnology managers and founders at a biotechnology education workshop. My sense is that the traditional education paths are not ideal ways to prepare individuals to manage or start biotechnology companies, and I describe cases from Best Practices in Biotechnology Education and courses I have […]


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Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers

I will be giving a talk on Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers at Pittcon in Orlando on March 1st. The talk will be based on my observations in writing  Building Biotechnology and editing Best Practices in Biotechnology Education, in addition to the teaching I’ve done on the topic. I’ll be posting […]


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How do you train your new biotechnology employees?

I’m giving a talk at Pittcon on biotechnology training this spring. As many readers know, I have been very active in biotechnology education through my books and the classes I teach. So, I’ve got a strong sense of the supply-side of biotechnology education and training, and the academic side of biotechnology education, but would like […]


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Scientific American worldView Interview available

Moira Gunn’s Tech Nation interview of Jeremy Abbate and I on the Scientific American worldView project is now available at IT Conversations. For more details, you can also see our video interview and the worldView website.


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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — January 2010 issue now available

The January 2010 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 16, Issue 1 Editorial Time for a new business model? PDF Yali Friedman Commentary Why data exclusivity is the new patent protection PDF Peter J Pitts Follow-on biologic drug […]


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