Biotechnology in Countries Starting with “I” – Part 6: Iceland

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. Once again we have reached the dog-days of summer in Washington DC, when it is nice to day-dream about biotechnology in cooler climates. There may be no better destination […]


Leadership Skills in the Biotech Start-Up

This is a guest post from Isabela Oliva. Do you have a response to Isabela’s post? Respond in the comments section below. How to survive the expected and unexpected challenges of the start-up lifecycle in the biotechnology business A major difference between biotechnology and information technology ventures is the time it takes to bring a product […]


Solid organ xenotransplantation: Progress, promise and regulatory issues

This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
Solid organ xenotransplantation: Progress, promise and regulatory issues
Go to paperABSTRACT: Xenotransplantation, the process of transplanting live cel…


Genomics: A promising investment opportunity

This is a guest post from Zhen-Xia Chen. Do you have a response to Zhen-Xia’s post? Respond in the comments section below. The name of “genomics” originated with the birth of a new journal “Genomics” in 1987.   The journal adopted the term genomics for “the newly developing discipline of mapping/sequencing (including the analysis of the […]


Practical and legal preparation for young companies seeking technology transfer

This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
Practical and legal preparation for young companies seeking technology transfer
Go to paperABSTRACT: This paper looks at the basic law of intellectual pr…


What changes will India’s next Prime Minister bring to India’s Innovative Life Sciences? (Part 2)

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. India’s new Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has asked Ministers to set ambitious targets for the first 100 days of government,. While the BJP Party Manifesto calls for implementation […]


Measuring Global Biotechnology Innovation #BIO2014

I will be discussing the 2014 issue of Scientific American Worldview at 12:45 in Room 3 at BIO2014 along with Mike May, the project editor. I continue to measure global biotechnology innovation in this sixth edition, which is also the foundation I use for my talks on global biotechnology (see my recent talk on Building Biotechnology […]


PatentStat – Find top-performing patent attorneys

I am seeking input on a new project which helps you identify top-performing patent attorneys. PatentStat.com uses cutting-edge research on patent strength to identify top-performing patent attorneys and patent firms in 35 technology areas. Attorneys are scored by their average grant time, the number of claims allowed, citations, and other factors. As an added bonus, PatentStat also […]