Category: Talks and Publications

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 […]


Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship

I am honored to have been selected for the 2009 Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship, offered by Point Loma Nazarene University. This fellowship will allow me to attend the Kyoto Prize Ceremony, laureate lectures and workshops, and associated functions. The Kyoto Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious awards given to those who have made […]


Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — October 2009 issue now available

The October 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 4 Editorial Intellectual property and biotechnology innovation: To protect or not protect? PDF Yali Friedman Commentary The correlation between medical tourism and biotechnology PDF David G Vequist […]


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

I’ve got two appearances at BIO related to the Scientific American worldView project: On May 18th I’ll be participating in a press conference at 1pm in room A340 On May 20th I’ll be participating in a roundtable at 3:30 in Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom I, Bldg. B, Level 5. Hope to see you all there!


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 […]


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