Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology April 2012 Issue Now Available

Special Issue: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp   Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 18, Issue 2 (2012) Editorial: The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: From Lectern to Printing Press Stephen M Sammut, Arthur A Boni This issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology focuses on the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp held in conjunction […]


Individual Biotechnology Management Cases now Available

I am pleased to announce the availability of  individual cases from Building the Case for Biotechnology Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business in digital and printed formats. The casebook, which was recently reviewed in Nature Biotechnology, features 22 case studies in science; law, regulation, politics; and business, and a foreword by […]


For success in biotechnology, look beyond biotechnology

Many biotechnology entrepreneurs favorably look back at times when financing and regulatory approval were easier to obtain. While future periods of investor exuberance may return, it is better to see these as market aberrations. In periods of investor exuberance companies have been pushed to focus on low-probability, high-return, objectives such as approval and successful marketing […]


New Book – Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions

I’ve just published a new book, by Michael L. Salgaller, PhD. In Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions Michael combines the voices of a diverse set of industry insiders with extensive experience in biotechnology commercialization to prepares nascent founders, managers, investors, and other biotechnology company stakeholders to position themselves and their companies for commercial success. […]


Coming soon – Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions

Coming soon, a book by Michael L. Salgaller, PhD. In this new book — Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: From Science to Solutions — Michael combines the voices of a diverse set of industry insiders with extensive experience in biotechnology commercialization to prepares nascent founders, managers, investors, and other biotechnology company stakeholders to position themselves and their companies […]


Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business

Now available, a new textbook from Logos Press: Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business Available from Amazon.com and bookstores everywhere. Mark J. Ahn, Michael A. Alvarez, Arlen D. Meyers, Anne S. York, editors Foreword by G. Steven Burrill First Edition, July 2010 Perfect Bound, 416 pages, […]


Biotech U — Free online biotechnology course

I’ve decided to open up Biotech U and make the comprehensive biotechnology industry overview course free for the month of July. The course is derived from my textbook, Building Biotechnology, and covers the following topics: Biotechnology Industry Introduction The Development of Biotechnology Preface: The Science of Biotechnology Introduction to Molecular Biology Drug Development Tools and […]


Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Managers and Founders

I recently gave a talk on educating the next generation of biotechnology managers and founders at a biotechnology education workshop. My sense is that the traditional education paths are not ideal ways to prepare individuals to manage or start biotechnology companies, and I describe cases from Best Practices in Biotechnology Education and courses I have […]


Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers

I will be giving a talk on Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers at Pittcon in Orlando on March 1st. The talk will be based on my observations in writing  Building Biotechnology and editing Best Practices in Biotechnology Education, in addition to the teaching I’ve done on the topic. I’ll be posting […]


VC's don't read business plans; So, what to do?

A recent UMD study has found that VCs pay little attention ot the content of business plans.This is not much of a surprise. I’m generally bearish on business plans, but I do recognize their important role. Having written several business plans and having successfully competed in business plan competitions, I’ve recognized that many of the […]