Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

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List of Papers (Total 380)

Academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial universities and biotechnology

There are various definitions of an entrepreneurial university, yet there is a lack of agreement about its core components. This article defines the five key characteristics of an entrepreneurial university based on examples of successful bio-clusters in the United States and Europe, and suggests an agenda for stakeholders.

Innovation in R&D: Using design thinking to develop new models of inventiveness, productivity and collaboration

By adapting insights and methodologies from design thinking, a modern scientific R&D organization may have the potential to increase the speed, inventiveness and vitality of their output and become an explosive engine of growth. Modern design consultancies face the challenge of producing original, creative work for their clients on project after project, and have thus developed...

The strength of pharmaceutical IPRs vis-à-vis foreign direct investment in clinical research: Preliminary findings

This article examines the effect of the intellectual property (IP) environment in developing countries on the level of foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology transfer occurring in the biopharmaceutical field in these countries. In particular, it considers the correlation between the strength of IP protection in several developing countries (using the Pharmaceutical IP...

Some considerations for the implementation of disposable technology and single-use systems in biopharmaceuticals

This article, written from an industry perspective, examines the current trend towards the implementation of single-use disposable technologies in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Single-use technologies are generally sterile, plastic disposable items implemented to replace traditional pharmaceutical processing items that require recycling, cleaning and in-house...

Catalyzing capital for Canada's life sciences industry

Canada's biotech sector ranks within the top five globally, but its life sciences venture capital (VC) industry is among the worlds weakest. This makes for an interesting case study in understanding the disconnect between low levels of VC and a healthy innovation ecosystem in terms of R&D spending, skilled workforce and enterprise support. Three key provinces (Quebec, Ontario and...

Public–private partnerships in addressing counterfeit medicines: The development of the Partnership for Safe Medicines and the Partnership for Safe Medicines-India

The global drug supply chain has resulted in tremendous vulnerabilities. Despite individual country efforts, both developed and resource-poor countries have experienced tremendous challenges with ensuring safety of the drug supply. In this piece, the formation of a novel public–private partnership (PPP), the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), is described to illustrate the...

New approaches to global health governance: The evolution to public–private partnerships

Global health issues that transcend geopolitical borders are altering the nature of global health governance. Sovereign nations are more connected than ever and increasingly exposed to trans-border health risks. Traditional global health governance may not account for involvement of multi-level global health actors such as civil-society organizations, private philanthropies and...

Promoting online drug safety: Using public–private partnerships to deter illicit online drug sales

Illicit online pharmacies selling counterfeit drugs in a global virtual marketplace remain a critical problem in global health. Yet they continue to operate with little regulation while growing numbers of consumers access the Internet for health information that may lead them to purchase dangerous drugs online. This global social problem requires immediate action to protect...

Enforcement efforts and partnership with industry: A needed strategy addressing counterfeit drugs

Despite some law enforcement successes, organizations engaged in counterfeiting continued manufacturing, distributing and selling a wide range of unsafe medicines during the past year. This article will identify some of these successes that were made possible due to a public–private partnerships, as well as some of the challenges facing patients around the world. It also outlines...

Analyzing United States Prescribing Information to gain insight into FDA-sponsor discussions

The United States Prescribing Information (USPI) is a key vehicle for communicating the benefit-risk information of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription drug. The USPI is typically the last step of the drug development process and requires discourse between the FDA and the sponsor for a new drug application. The USPI may also be updated after obtaining FDA...

Global governance: Promoting biodiversity and protecting indigenous communities against biopiracy

Many potentially useful medicines arise from developing countries’ biodiverse environments as well as from indigenous community knowledge. This bioprospecting has become an important strategy in drug discovery and development. However, global intellectual property rules have resulted in biopiracy, where public and private entities have exploited natural and ethnic resources...

Public–private partnerships in trust-based public health social networking: Connecting organizations for regional disease surveillance (CORDS)

We describe a new trust-based global health security initiative known as CORDS: Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance. Initiated and managed by the Nuclear Threat Initiative with support of The Rockefeller Foundation, Fondation Mérieux and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. CORDS is a non-governmental platform to transform dialogue among public health, veterinary...

Developing graduate skills for the United Kingdom's commercial life science sector: Experiences from the ORBIS internship programme

The United Kingdom's commercial life science sector is dependent on a pipeline of skilled professionals to retain a leading position in a globally competitive sector. Work placements are one of a range of approaches available to support the development of the required graduate-level knowledge, skills and attitudes. This article describes the design, implementation and outcomes of...

Founding angels as early stage investment model to foster biotechnology start-ups

As a rule, in biotechnology and other technologies, a gap exists between innovations coming from academic research and the commercialisation of the results, which is a serious barrier for innovation processes. This article investigates the role of founding angels as an early stage investment model, which has been applied in North America for a number of years and is now also...

The growing importance of incorporating US payers into biotechnology drug development decision-making

There are numerous biotechnology agents in the research and development (R&D) pipeline. In part because of the approximately 20 per cent annual increase in biotechnology agents’ costs, US payers are already very concerned about their impact on health-care costs, and seeking to manage their utilization and total cost. Payer perspectives must be incorporated into the selection of...