Category: Talks and Publications

Beyond the Business Plan: Managing unexpected risk in biotechnology business development

Here’s a slideshow of a talk I recently gave at the Johns Hopkins biotechnology MS/MBA program. The purpose is to illustrate the elements which are important to consider after penning your business plan, and to help position oneself to be prepared for unexpected risks. The material is largely drawn from my book, Building Biotechnology. Go […]



Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — March 2008

The March 2008 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract of each article: Volume 14, Issue 2 Editorial Editorial PDF Yali Friedman Articles Export compliance for life sciences PDF John Avellanet A new approach to improve technology commercialisation in university medical schools PDF […]



New Biotechnology Books on Biotechnology Business Development and Biotechnology Education

Two new biotechnology books: I’m proud to announce two new books featuring international best practices in biotechnology business development and biotechnology education. These new books respectively empower industry leaders operating in the dynamic biotechnology industry, and help address the global shortage of skilled biotechnology workers. [AMAZONPRODUCT=0973467673] First Edition, March 2008 Perfect Bound, 342 pages, US$74.95 […]



Biotechnology in Turkey

My recent presentation at the “Biotechnology for Turkey” conference has been posted online. My central thesis was that the challenges faced by Turkey (and most any other location) are shared by many states within the United States. I’ve heard too many people opine for the seemingly easy start-up environment in the United States. The reality […]



Biotech for Turkey

I’ll be speaking at the Biotech for Turkey conference in Istanbul on November 7th. This conference, convened by Bosfor Biotech Partners, will cover global biotechnology strategies and developments in Turkey. For more details, contact Bosfor Biotech at the URL above or browse the conference schedule: Biotech for Turkey



Functional Overview of the Biotechnology Industry

Here’s a slideshow of the presentation I give to students when I’m asked to give them a general introduction to the business of biotechnology. The material is drawn from my book, Building Biotechnology. Go ahead and post any questions you may have in the comments.



Career Development at UNC Chapel Hill

I’ll be giving a talk on career development in biotechnology at UNC-Chapel Hill on Wednesday May 16th at 4pm in the Bioinformatics Building (ground floor auditorium), to be followed by a social/networking session at Top of the Hill (local brewery) at 5:30. My talk will open with my meandering career path, (hopefully) provide some guidance […]



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