Posts Tagged ‘management’

Financial opportunities for early stage biotech companies

This is a student paper from the 2009 final projects in the NIH Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences’ TECH 366 — Biotechnology Management. The students were asked to tell a story based on the course lectures, and to expand with general lessons on biotechnology company management. Financial opportunities for early stage biotech companies […]

An Overview of the Biopharmaceutical Landscape Ahead

John Avellanet, a frequent contributor to this blog, is giving a talk for my biotechnology management class at the NIH next week. He’s posted his slides and some background readings on his web site at These materials will only be available until April 25th, so hurry on over and read them.

Biotechnology Certificate Program at JHU's Carey School of Business

I will be opening the Business Matters for Scientists program at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business on March 6th 2009. My focus will be providing an extensive overview of the biotechnology industry and insights on paths to entrepreneurship and business planning considerations. In addition to laying out the fundamentals for success, I will also […]

Introducing Biotech-U: Web-based courses on biotechnology

After months of effort, I’m pleased to announce the launch of Biotech U, a biotechnology education resource featuring web-based lessons on biotechnology business, law, IP, politics, regulations, and science. Biotech U is based on Building Biotechnology, the leading text used in business-of-biotechnology courses. The online-learning structure is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals […]

Dyadic founder regains control

After an extended struggle Mark Emalfarb, the founder of Dyadic has regained control of the firm. He was originally ousted by the board after an accounting scandal at a foreign subsidiary. By forming a coalition with other shareholders, representing a majority of the company’s shares, Emalfarb was able to dismiss the board members who had […]

Seeing the Field

Guest content from Sandy Graham, managing partner at Sequoyah Associates: Can you “see the field” of opportunity? Have your clearly defined your plan to achieve your entrepreneurial dreams? Have you mapped out the strategic direction to attain your plan? Have you envisioned your market and know how to position your business to acquire it? Do […]

Dyadic founder fights to regain control of company

The science of biotechnology is tough. R&D can be unpredictable, and most products need regulatory approval before they can be sold. But biotechnology companies also need to worry about other problems, like management issues. The case of Dyadic’s illustrates some of the often-overlooked challenges in commercializing biotechnology. Mark Emalfarb founded Dyadic in 1979 as a […]