The University of Colorado Certificate Program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship: An interdisciplinary, cross-campus model

In keeping with an emerging literature on the role of business education in the development of entrepreneurially-intentioned biotechnologists, this paper describes the actions and experiences of an entrepreneurship program that began in the late 1990â…


The emergence of bio-clusters in Egypt and South Africa

There is a wide body of literature on biotechnology clusters. However, most of the works has been focused on the description of the clusters as well as the development of biotechnology clusters in USA, Europe and other developed countries. Much less at…


Strategies for collaboration agreements focusing on innovation

Collaborations focusing on innovation are often born with the conception of a technology, typically as a result of one side’s research effort. Collaborations for innovation can also be made through a deliberate process of identifying strategic synerg…


Options to change Medicare payment for outpatient prescription drugs and biotechnology products

The debates over the Obama Administration’s health care reform law, and, more recently, the federal budget deficit and national debt have focused attention on the growth in costs of the Medicare program.  Three approaches to reducing Medicare expend…


Industrial biotechnology – Markets and industry structure

An increasing number of chemicals and materials, like base chemicals and polymers, as well as high value products, such as consumer chemicals and specialty chemicals, are produced using biotechnology in one or more of the process steps. In 2010, the sa…


Biomarketing strategy and tactics 101 PART I of III

The American Marketing Association defines marketing as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.1 Accordin…


Bacterial proteins: A new class of cancer therapeutics

Cancer is a complex disease with a network of multiple metabolic pathways that are interlinked to promote growth and resist immune surveillance.  Such a network is efficiently maintained through acquisition of multiple mutations in the human genome th…


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