Come to my book signing at #BIO2015

I will be signing my textbook Building Biotechnology, and other books, in the BIO bookstore on Thursday June 18th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Building Biotechnology is used by dozens of schools, and I am always happy to meet professors, students, and industry professionals who have used the book. Stop by, even if it is just to […]


Latest Licensable Biotechnology Inventions

TechTransferWatch is a search engine and alert service for licenseable technologies from academic labs, foundations, and government. Click the patents below for more details, or visit TechTransferWatch.com for more options. Optogenetic probes for measuring membrane potential Adam E. Cohen, Joel M. Kralj, Adam D. Douglass Harvard Patent number: 9,057,734 Issue Date: June 16, 2015 Molecular […]


Kickstarting biotechnology crowdfunding #BIO2015

A quick note from BIO2015. Biotechnology crowdfunding levels pale in comparison to other industries. There are many reasons for this disparity — risk, high capital requirements, and the technical nature of many biotechnology applications. A talk by Wharton”s Steve Sammut, based on research by Roger Younan, revealed that biotechnology applications are absent from the list […]


Yali Friedman named one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American #BIO2015

Scientific American has released its list of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology. I am honored to be included in this exclusive list and recognized for my thought leadership on the business of biotechnology. For more than a decade I have had the privilege to be an entrepreneur and academic without borders, researching and developing publications in areas […]


Discussing Biotechnology in Emerging Markets at #BIO2015

Join me and an esteemed set of panelists at the opening plenary for the Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets track at BIO2015. I will be participating in a discussion that delves deeply into the policies and factors that foster (or hinder) biotech industry success in markets around the world, where I will be discussing the Scientific American Worldview project. […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Jun 11, 2015

DrugPatentWatch provides competitive intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 90,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. DOVONEX (calcipotriene) Leo Pharm Patent number: 5,763,426 Expiration Date: Jun 9, 2015 DOVONEX (calcipotriene) Leo Pharma As Patent number: 5,763,426 Expiration Date: Jun 9, 2015 NUTROPIN AQ (somatropin […]


Latest Licensable Biotechnology Inventions

TechTransferWatch is a search engine and alert service for licenseable technologies from academic labs, foundations, and government. Click the patents below for more details, or visit TechTransferWatch.com for more options. Osmolyte mixture for protein stabilization Mark T. Fisher, Hiroo Katayama University of Kansas Patent number: 9,052,323 Issue Date: June 09, 2015 Flavivirus-based system for production […]


Biotechnology policy in European countries: An assessment

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Biotechnology policy in European countries: An assessment

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ABSTRACT: For more than 20 years, all major European governments have put biotechnology as a priority on their innovation policy agendas. How did each of the three big countries – France, the UK and Germany – manage their biotechnology policy, and what results have they achieved? A project funded by the European Commission tried to find out by assessing, over the period 1994–2001, the development of the knowledge base, patent activities, technology transfer measures, regulatory policy, industry promotion measure and public opinion…

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Biotechnology in Countries Beginning with “I” – Part 8

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. In the run-up to the 2015 Biotechnology Industry Organization Convention (BIO2015), I am reflecting on the exponential growth of Israel’s innovative life sciences sector over the last five […]


Drug Patent Expirations for Jun 4, 2015

DrugPatentWatch provides competitive intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 90,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. IONSYS (fentanyl hydrochloride) The Medicines Co Patent number: 6,842,640 Expiration Date: Jun 2, 2015 BYSTOLIC (nebivolol hydrochloride) Forest Labs Patent number: 5,759,580 Expiration Date: Jun 2, 2015 NOVOLOG […]