Roche has floated an offer to acquire Genentech, a move which has raised a flurry of questions about the sustainability of the big Pharma business model, Genentech’s future independence, and the value of Genentech. It it worth noting, however, that Roche already bought (and sold) Genentech. Using an excerpt from Building Biotechnology to illustrate, Roche […]
Guest content from Christopher Starr: After years of confusion and neglect, translational research is now becoming institutionalized. Citing the barriers between the lab and clinic, along with the difficulties and complexities of conducting clinical research, the NIH set up a major program to advance clinical and translational research. The Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium, […]
Guest content from Nicolaj H. Nielsen, managing director of Biostrat. A case-study on the recent licensing-deal between Myriad and Lundbeck: Information asymmetry, calculated bets and royalties in the biotech industry. The share-price of Lundbeck has fallen with approximately 10 %, since the Danish pharmaceutical company announced an inlicensing deal with the US biotech company Myriad […]
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The March 2008 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. This issue focuses on biotechnology marketing and was guest-edited by Leyland Pitt and Ian McCarthy. The links below will take you to the abstract of each article: Volume 14, Issue 3 Editorial Connecting product innovation management and marketing PDF Leyland Pitt, Ian […]
Looking for writers for two book projects: 1) Convert a 102 page screenplay into a book. The topic is the development of a biotechnology company. Looking for a creative non-fiction writer who can write a compelling story. The CEO is available for input and is actively interested in developing the book, but has very limited […]
Courtesy of DrugPatentWatch.com: Drug Patent Expirations in July 2008 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration CARDIOLITE Bristol Myers Squibb technetium tc-99m sestamibi kit 4,988,827 Jul 29, 2008 DEPAKOTE Abbott divalproex sodium 4,988,731 Jul 29, 2008 DEPAKOTE Abbott divalproex sodium 5,212,326 Jul 29, 2008 DEPAKOTE CP Abbott […]
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 […]
Guest content from John Avellanet, managing director and principal of Cerulean Associates: Managing suppliers is fraught with challenges. Rare is the executive who has not made a mistake. In this article, I look at some of the most common mistakes—most of which I’ve made myself—and how to avoid them.
For those attending BIO2008, I’ll be speaking on Friday morning: Title: Scientific Communications – Trends and Liabilities Track: Public Relations/Investor Relations Date and Time: Friday, June 20 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Hope to see you there!