Posts Tagged ‘international’

Globalization in the pharmaceutical industry: Where are drugs invented?

I’ve just had a paper published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, using data from DrugPatentWatch to profile the locations of drug invention for the past decade. The location of drug development is important for two reasons. Firstly, it is important to track the global spread of innovation. Much late stage drug development (e.g. clinical trials) and […]


Drug inventor report profiles individuals, US states, and countries leading pharmaceutical innovation

A new report from DrugPatentWatch.com profiles the leading researchers, US states, and countries responsible for drugs approved over the past ten years. The report features: Top Inventors Which inventors were granted the most patents? Patents per Inventor The patents awarded to each inventor Approved Drugs per Inventor The approved drugs protected by each inventor’s patents […]


Scientific American WorldView 2010: Measuring global biotechnology innovation

Once again, the Scientific American WorldView project continues to measure global biotechnology innovation. 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. Visit the WorldView homepage See the country […]


Scientific American Worldview — Measuring biotechnology innovation

The 2010 version of Scientific American’s Worldview is launching at BIO. I’ve updated last year’s rankings, and also included some new measures. The data section is also significantly expanded, with numerous tables and charts comparing biotechnology activities and supportive elements from around the world. While readers not at BIO2010 will have to wait until the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Assessing India’s Innovation Climate

In 2005 India mostly strengthened their patent laws to meet international norms, with the distinct requirement that new drug products must “differ significantly in properties with regard to efficacy.” This requirement for a significant improvement in efficacy only applies to drugs — not to other patentable inventions like pens, car engines, etc., and is of […]