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September 2014

Biotechnology Product Development – Beware of the Unknown-Unknowns

By | September 7th, 2014|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , |

Developing a biotechnology product has been likened to building an airplane while it taxis down the runway. You feverishly work to complete product development while the runway (your existing cash, your ability to raise capital and your time) is ever [...]

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August 2014

How to Evaluate a Medical Technology Product Idea

By | August 30th, 2014|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

Assessing a Medical Product Technology: How to Know if an Idea is Worth Building a Company Around? The vast majority of all commercially successful medical device, therapeutic, diagnostic and biologic products arise from discoveries that can be traced back to [...]

April 2012

The Benefit of Biotechnology Experience

By | April 23rd, 2012|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

When venture capitalist Robert Swanson, and biochemist Dr. Herb Boyer each put in $500 to start Genentech in 1976, it could hardly be said that they knew what they were getting into, or how they were going to make their company successful. [...]

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May 2010

“Homey” Rules for Entrepreneurs The Biotech Industry is Finally Profitable!

By | May 17th, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes people make simple things complex.  However, most of the time we make complex things impossible.  George Whitesides has a knack for making complex things seem easy.  He is a professor of chemistry at Harvard and a serial entrepreneur. Whitesides [...]

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The Biotech Industry is Finally Profitable! So What Does That Mean?

By | May 2nd, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

A recent report from Ernst and Young acclaimed that the biotechnology industry finally reached profitability for the first time in history with a net income of $3.9 billion in 2009 (Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report 2010). This is a significant [...]

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