Business of Biotechnology

Author: R. Ono
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483292231
Format: PDF
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The Business of Biotechnology: From the Bench to the Street thoroughly examines the existing and future business challenges for biotechnology, providing a unique insight into the intricate web of critical factors with which biotechnology entrepreneurs must come to terms if they wish to be successful. The book begins with discussions of the evolution of biotechnology; entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry; university-industry technology transfer process; and the life cycle of a biotechnology company. It considers the prospects for biotechnology, from the perspective of a venture capitalist and human resource practitioner. There are separate chapters that deal with the cloning and expression of recombinant gene products; developing strategies to reduce the cost-to-produce (CTP) therapeutic proteins; intellectual property protection; and the regulation of commercial biotechnology. The final chapters cover the marketing of biotechnology companies and products; the performance of biotechnology stocks; mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry, and prospects for the Japanese and European biotechnology industry.

The Biotech Business Handbook

Author: Michael G. Pappas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461202930
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One comment often repeated to me by coworkers in the biotechnology industry deals with their frustration at not understanding how their particular roles fit into their company's overall scheme for developing, manufacturing, and marketing biomedical products. Although these workers know their fields of specialty and responsibilities very well, whether it be in product research and development, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, packaging, quality control, or marketing and sales, they for the most part lack an understanding of precisely how their own contributory pieces fit into the overall scheme of the corporate biotechnology puzzle. The Biotech Business Handbook was written to assist the biotechnologist-whether a tech nician, senior scientist, manager, marketing representative, or college student interested in entering the field-in building a practical knowledge base of the rapidly expanding and maturing biotechnology segment of the healthcare industry. Because biotechnology in the United States and abroad covers many disciplines, much of the information presented in this book deals with the biomedical diagnostic aspects of the industry. Business subjects for the most part unfamiliar to technically oriented people, such as the types of biotechnology corpo rations, their business and corporate structures, their financing, patent, and trademark mat ters, their special legal issues, and the contributions of their consultants are treated in a manner designed to make them clear and understandable.

Biotechnology for Beginners

Author: Reinhard Renneberg
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123735812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, this book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology.

Biotechnology and the law

Author: Iver P. Cooper
Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Format: PDF
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This looseleaf treatise is a comprehensive examination of the legal protection available for genetically engineered processes and products in light of the precedent setting Chakrabarty case. Claim formats for protecting bio-engineering techniques and products are included in the work.

Handbook on Biotechnology Law Business and Policy

Author: Michael Malinowski
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634601535
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers readers access to a baseline of 'critical mass' knowledge in commercial biotech research and development ("R&D"). The clear, concise coverage spans from laboratory bench research to regulatory market approvals for a range of the primary biotech human health products. The discussion includes coverage of the advent of biologics, products derived from living organisms to treat life-threatening and otherwise seriously debilitating diseases, including a range of cancers and Hepatitis C, but at tremendous costs in both development and the delivery of care. This book is an invaluable reference resource for law, business, and medical school educators and students; biopharmaceutical executives; investors in the field; university and other research institution professionals, such as technology transfer administrators; research scientists; regulators; and the general public with interest in the enormous economic and human health impact of biotechnology.


Author: Sally Smith Hughes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226359204
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the fall of 1980, Genentech, Inc., a little-known California genetic engineering company, became the overnight darling of Wall Street, raising over $38 million in its initial public stock offering. Lacking marketed products or substantial profit, the firm nonetheless saw its share price escalate from $35 to $89 in the first few minutes of trading, at that point the largest gain in stock market history. Coming at a time of economic recession and declining technological competitiveness in the United States, the event provoked banner headlines and ignited a period of speculative frenzy over biotechnology as a revolutionary means for creating new and better kinds of pharmaceuticals, untold profit, and a possible solution to national economic malaise. Drawing from an unparalleled collection of interviews with early biotech players, Sally Smith Hughes offers the first book-length history of this pioneering company, depicting Genentech’s improbable creation, precarious youth, and ascent to immense prosperity. Hughes provides intimate portraits of the people significant to Genentech’s science and business, including cofounders Herbert Boyer and Robert Swanson, and in doing so sheds new light on how personality affects the growth of science. By placing Genentech’s founders, followers, opponents, victims, and beneficiaries in context, Hughes also demonstrates how science interacts with commercial and legal interests and university research, and with government regulation, venture capital, and commercial profits. Integrating the scientific, the corporate, the contextual, and the personal, Genentech tells the story of biotechnology as it is not often told, as a risky and improbable entrepreneurial venture that had to overcome a number of powerful forces working against it.

Risk and Reward

Author: Jack L. Rivkin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780394549293
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tracks the role played by venture capitalists and individual investors in financing America's industrial growth and shows readers how to locate the quality high-tech companies of today that will become the giants of tomorrow

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

Author: Craig Shimasaki
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124047475
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As an authoritative guide to biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Management supports the international community in training the biotechnology leaders of tomorrow. Outlining fundamental concepts vital to graduate students and practitioners entering the biotech industry in management or in any entrepreneurial capacity, Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Management provides tested strategies and hard-won lessons from a leading board of educators and practitioners. It provides a ‘how-to’ for individuals training at any level for the biotech industry, from macro to micro. Coverage ranges from the initial challenge of translating a technology idea into a working business case, through securing angel investment, and in managing all aspects of the result: business valuation, business development, partnering, biological manufacturing, FDA approvals and regulatory requirements. An engaging and user-friendly style is complemented by diverse diagrams, graphics and business flow charts with decision trees to support effective management and decision making. Provides tested strategies and lessons in an engaging and user-friendly style supplemented by tailored pedagogy, training tips and overview sidebars Case studies are interspersed throughout each chapter to support key concepts and best practices. Enhanced by use of numerous detailed graphics, tables and flow charts