biotechnology platform Articles

  • Strategies of biotechnology firms towards new, platform technologies

    The human therapeutics sector of the biotechnology industry is the subject of a vast body of empirical literature, which attempts to analyse various success and failure factors for participating companies. This paper synthesises the historical trajectory of three current, leading-edge platform biotechnologies, namely the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), combinatorial drug discovery, and gene ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology in the USA: responsive regulation in the life science industry

    Biotechnology has evolved from a research platform into nearly 100 pharmaceutical drug products and myriad other commercial applications, ranging from predictive genetic tests to industrial processes and agricultural products. The evolution of biotechnology has taken place during an era of advancement of information technology that has introduced an unprecedented level of international ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The commercialisation of biotechnology in Japan: bio-ventures as a mechanism of knowledge transfer from universities

    Japan has few biotechnology start-up firms and they have not played a significant role to date in the commercialisation of university research results. This is surprising, given the pivotal role ascribed to such firms elsewhere in the commercialisation of biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to present a case for the use of such bio-ventures as a mechanism to commercialise biotechnology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of open IP platforms on IP-strategy norms in life sciences

    Abstract: In the biomedical field multiple stakeholders may collaboratively develop, package and build transactions around technology. This is often referred to as open innovation, open biotechnology or open source R&D. Intellectual Property (IP) and IP rights play important roles in collaborative platforms but little research has previously assessed the impact that such platforms exert on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution and its impact on Noyyal river basin, India: an integrated approach of remote sensing and biotechnology using GIS

    Numerous surface and ground water resources have been polluted by industries located around the river Noyyal, India. The water quality has been estimated to define the impact of contaminants in the study area. Fish sample (O.mosaambicus) has been collected from different locations. An elevated level of RBC, WBC count and changes in total percentage has been observed. Glutathione peroxidise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The global pharmaceutical industry: changing competitive landscape

    The paper analyses the changing landscape of the global pharmaceutical industry. The study analyses the forces driving the change and the enabling factors that facilitate the response of various firms in the pharmaceutical industry, leading to consolidation and restructuring of the industry. A number of new technology platforms are emerging that are facilitating this change process. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Out with the old, in with the new…

    We’re all familiar with the adage, “Out with the old, in with the new,” but we probably tend to think of it as it applies to clothes for donation or past relationships, and maybe not in terms of updating our old laboratory equipment. After attending my first WCBP conference, held in Washington, D.C. during January, and hearing life cycle management and ICH Q12 being discussed ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards highlight biomass- and waste-to-resource technologies

    On July 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA) and honored them at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The PGCCAs were created in partnership with the American Chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Climate change, the new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis

    At its meeting in Stockholm on 20 - 21 Ocotber 2009, the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on Climate change, new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis. Weeks before the negotiations in Copenhagen on an international framework on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, we find ourselves confronted by three ...

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Food security: Facts and figures

    Food security is deeply connected to other development challenges and poor health. Michael Hoevel traces the links. Food security addresses one of humankind’s most fundamental needs — access to a nutritious and adequate diet. It is also seen ...


    By SciDev.Net

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