Business of Biotechnology

Business of Biotechnology

From the Bench to the Street

1st Edition - August 8, 1991

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  • Author: R. Ono
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292236

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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.

Table of Contents

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    Chapter 1 Miracles and Money: The Evolution of a New Industry

    Chapter 2 Capitalizing on New Opportunities: Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

    Chapter 3 The Lifeblood of Biotechnology: University-Industry Technology Transfer

    Chapter 4 The Search for Dollars: Life Cycle of a Biotechnology Company

    Chapter 5 Fueling Dreams into Realities: A Venture Capitalist's Perspective

    Chapter 6 Growing the Organization: People-Power from Research and Development Start-Up to Market-Driven Enterprise

    Chapter 7 Hope in the Vial: the Cloning and Expression of Recombinant Products

    Chapter 8 Science, Technology, and Politics: Real Factors in Selecting a Mammalian Cell Bioreactor

    Chapter 9 The Protection of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology

    Chapter 10 Impact of Government Regulation on Commercial Biotechnology

    Chapter 11 Biotechnology and the U.S. Government: The Pot at the End of the Rainbow?

    Chapter 12 Ours, Theirs, or Both? Strategic Planning and Deal Making

    Chapter 13 In the Trenches: The Marketing and Selling of Biotechnology

    Chapter 14 Creating and Marketing the Image of the Biotechnology Company

    Chapter 15 Wall Street and Biotechnology: A Walk on the Wilder Side

    Chapter 16 Mergers and Acquisitions within the Biotechnology Industry

    Chapter 17 Japan's Dilemma: Where and When?

    Chapter 18 Europhoria: Biopharmaceuticals in the Emerging European Market

    Chapter 19 Biotechnology Megatrends: Lessons from the Past—Visions of the Future


Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1991
  • Published: August 8, 1991
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292236

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R. Ono

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President Arcturus Pharmacuetical Corp

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