Category: Talks and Publications

The impact of the global financial crisis on biotechnology development

My most recent editorial in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, “The impact of the global financial crisis on biotechnology development,” examines the response of governments around the world to their investments in biotechnology and healthcare innovation. It is a theme that I also raised in the Scientific American WorldVIEW. The bottom line is: despite economic […]

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — July 2009 issue now available

The July 2009 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 15, Issue 3 Editorial The impact of the global financial crisis on biotechnology development PDF Yali Friedman Commentary Can genetic engineering prevent food-poisoning? PDF Henry Miller Articles Bottom line […]

Innovating Across Borders

Here is a recent keynote I gave for the Delaware Valley Innovation Network. The group is working on coordinating the activities of community colleges — and other parties —  between the adjacent Delaware, Philadelphia, and New Jersey regions. My objective was to use case studies to show that drawing circles around regions to count combined […]

Scientific American WorldVIEW: Measuring Global Biotechnology Innovation

After months of preparation, the Scientific American worldVIEW project has launched. 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. You can hear me talk about the project and […]

Measuring global biotechnology innovation

The Scientific American WorldView project, where I’ve been serving as lead editorial consultant, is ramping up for its May 20th launch at BIO 2009. One of the objectives for the project was to put marketing-speak aside and objectively measure biotechnology innovation progress around the world. Going beyond gross regional measures, we compare individual countries to […]

Entrepreneurship: What Not to Do

I’ll be giving a talk at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Entrepreneurship Conference on March 21st titled “Entrepreneurship: What Not to Do.” The talk will cover cases in failed entrepreneurship in biotechnology, elucidating some of the forseeable and unforseeable factors which can lead to failure. Hope to see some readers there. If you can’t […]

Call for chapters – Biotechnology Marketing

I am extending my “Best Practices in Biotechnology” book series with additional books in specific niches in biotechnology commercialization. This project is based on my observation that details on many of the critically important elements in biotechnology business development – including managing global operations and regulations, communication and public relations, financial management, and using marketing […]

Drug Development – Balancing National and Commercial Needs

I’ll be giving a talk at the Kogod School of Business on Tuesday February 24th on “Drug Development – Balancing National and Commercial Needs”. The basis of the talk is that countries need access to medicines, foreign currency, and tax revenues, while drug developers need profits (or else they will cease to exist). I’ll be […]

Biotechnology Certificate Program at JHU's Carey School of Business

I will be opening the Business Matters for Scientists program at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business on March 6th 2009. My focus will be providing an extensive overview of the biotechnology industry and insights on paths to entrepreneurship and business planning considerations. In addition to laying out the fundamentals for success, I will also […]