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Oct. 1, Vol. 31, No. 17
Celebrating 30 Years
  • John Sterling, Editor in Chief Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News is proud to present our special "GEN 30" Anniversary issue, celebrating 30 years as the bioindustry's most influential publication. In addition to the articles (listed below) written by the top biotech thought leaders, this commemorative issue also features a biotechnology timeline covering the past 30 years.

    Also included are collections of GEN facts, highlighting fascinating news items pertaining specifically to GEN, and Bioindustry Facts, interesting news briefs relating to the global biotechnology industry.

    You can also listen online to Skype interviews with human gene therapy pioneer Dr. James Wilson, veteran biotech investment expert Stelios Papadopoulos, and biotech lawyer Gerry Elman. Audio interviews with esteemed scientific researchers Dr. Arnold Demain and Dr. Leigh Anderson can also be heard online.
      • Combating Infectious Disease Agents
      • Rita Colwell, Ph.D.
      • Less than one-third of the world population has access to safe drinking water, with the result that death rates for children under the age of five are 200 or more per 1,000. In developed countries nearly all have access to safe drinking water and th ... more »
      • Tracking Operational Financing Trends
      • G. Steven Burrill
      • Biotechnology is an extraordinary industry that is characterized by long timetables and high financial risk. As as we look back over its history, it is safe to say that ready access to capital is one of the main reasons why it has grown to the globa ... more »
      • Viewing Biotech as a Social Drama
      • Usher Fleising, Ph.D.
      • On March 9, 1981, Time ran a cover story, “Shaping Life in the Lab,” about the investment frenzy over the high technology of genetic manipulation and its prospects for future growth. Stock offerings for one company jumped from $35 a share to $89 in ... more »
    • Corporate Capabilities

      • Advertorial: AMRESCO
      • Great companies don’t succeed on products alone. It’s people and their commitment, knowledge, and skill that drive success. To get to know AMRESCO, take a good look at our products and services and get to know our people. You’ll see why AMRESCO has ... more »
      • Advertorial: ATR
      • ATR was founded in 1980 as an instrument repair and service company primarily for The National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. Customers would rely on ATR’s expertise when select ... more »
      • Advertorial: Beckman Coulter
      • Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures, and markets products that simplify and automate complex workflows for life science research. As a provider of genomic services and sample-preparation solutions, including automated next-generation sequencing s ... more »
      • Advertorial: Beckman Coulter Genomics
      • Genomic researchers dedicate months to collecting DNA and RNA samples. Before turning over precious samples for analysis, they need to be able to trust that their service provider understands their research goals and will deliver a successful outcom ... more »
      • Advertorial: BIOBASE
      • BIOBASE is a leading provider of expert-curated biological databases, software, and services for the life sciences. Our products and services identify relations critical to drug and biomarker discovery as well as improve biomedical research by trans ... more »
      • Advertorial: CEVEC Pharmaceuticals
      • Based in Cologne, Germany, Cevec Pharmaceuticals has been operational since 2004 and built a patent-protected protein-expression platform based on primary human amniocytes. The company just raised an additional $8.6 million funding in July 2011 to f ... more »
      • Advertorial: Charles River
      • For more than 60 years, Charles River has been helping our global partners accelerate drug discovery and development by providing them with high-quality research models, preclinical services, process manufacturing support, and clinical trial su ... more »
      • Advertorial: Cisbio Assays
      • The emergence of HTS in the early 90s and the quest for better technologies to address the expanding chemical diversity spurred Cisbio, originally a diagnostics company, to diversify and hone its technological offering for the drug discovery market. ... more »
      • Advertorial: Cook Pharmica
      • Biopharmaceutical companies have to take many variables into consideration when bringing a product to market. If they are working with several CMOs, they will likely encounter problematic inefficiencies like wasted time, information loss, and redund ... more »
      • Advertorial: DASGIP
      • Increasing process complexity coupled with rising cost pressures and rapidly evolving regulatory requirements make today’s process-development efforts a special challenge. The pressure of achieving faster time to market for new and innovative biopha ... more »
      • Advertorial: Douglas Scientific
      • Douglas Scientific is dedicated to making our world a better place by delivering innovative laboratory automation. Our vision is to see Array Tape™ become a ubiquitous media for high-throughput laboratory processing, driving more data at a lower cos ... more »
      • Advertorial: DSM Biologics
      • Our main focus is to create brighter lives for people today and for generations to come. With more than 25 years of experience in contract manufacturing DSM Biologics has the essential expertise and drive to help our customers in their mission to sa ... more »
      • Advertorial: Flexicon
      • For over 25 years, Flexicon has specialized in aseptic single-use peristaltic filling and capping systems for pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic applications. Flexicon, a member of the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, uses proven peristaltic fillin ... more »
      • Advertorial: Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
      • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry-leading biologics contract manufacturing organization with locations in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Billingham, U.K. The company was formed in April 2011 following the acquisition of t ... more »
      • Advertorial: Gene Link
      • For nearly two decades Gene Link has been providing researchers with the finest genetic research tools. As a leading supplier of premium custom oligonucleotides, siRNA, fluorescent probes, genetic tools, and reagents, researchers turn to Gene Link p ... more »
      • Advertorial: Hamilton Company
      • Hamilton Company is a global manufacturer and supplier of world-class analytical laboratory products, medical instrumentation, temperature control systems, laboratory robotics, and automated liquid-handling equipment. Since company founder Clark Ham ... more »
      • Advertorial: LEWA
      • As a leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems, LEWA has the ability to provide customers with a complete process solution, customized to meet specific process requirements. We deliver systems conforming to all regulatory requirements (cGMP, GA ... more »
      • Advertorial: Lonza
      • Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science industries. Our products and services span our customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the productio ... more »
      • Advertorial: m2p-labs
      • m2p-labs spun off of the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in 2005. Since then the company has developed into one of the leading technology suppliers for the life science industry. Based in Baesweiler near Aachen, m2p-labs has focused on the developm ... more »
      • Advertorial: Mirus Bio
      • In scientific terms, transfection represents a type of macromolecule delivery in which large, negatively charged polymers (DNA, RNA) are delivered through cellular membranes and into the intracellular compartments where they can function. Sixteen ye ... more »
      • Advertorial: New England Biolabs
      • New England Biolabs (NEB) is proud to be recognized as a world leader in the discovery, production, and supply of reagents for the life sciences. For over 37 years, we have been dedicated to the advancement of science and stewardship of the environm ... more »
      • Advertorial: Novasep
      • Novasep brings innovative solutions to complex challenges within the life science industry for the production of synthetic molecules and biomolecules from lab to industrial scale. In order to fulfill our customers’ ingredient needs, we develop and ... more »
      • Advertorial: OriGene Technologies
      • OriGene Technologies was founded in 1996 as a research tool company focused on the creation of the largest commercial collection of full-length human cDNAs in a standard expression vector. OriGene’s mission to prepare comprehensive sets of gene rese ... more »
      • Advertorial: Qiagen
      • Exciting ideas are at the root of scientific breakthroughs. Every day, researchers around the world are expanding the frontiers of science by finding answers to the fundamental questions of life. To translate unique ideas into scientific breakthroug ... more »
      • Advertorial: Reinnervate
      • For many years now it has been recognized that growing cells as flat mono-layers, while simple and convenient, presents many challenges for life scientists. Experimental data generated by studying cells unable to naturally interact with other cells ... more »
      • Advertorial: Richter-Helm BioTec
      • Outsourcing is one of the major global trends in the biopharmaceutical industry. It takes more and more specific know-how to face the challenges for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including increasing price and cost pressure, the need for high fle ... more »
      • Advertorial: Roche Applied Science
      • Roche Applied Science, a business area of Hoffmann-La Roche, develops and produces innovative tools for the life science research market and for industrial use. During the last 15 years, the company shifted from only providing biochemical reagents a ... more »
      • Advertorial: SAFC
      • As the manufacturing business unit of Sigma-Aldrich, SAFC is a leading developer and manufacturer of critical raw materials and services that support the biopharmaceutical industry. Using unrivaled expertise, SAFC’s scientists identify and anticipat ... more »
      • Advertorial: Sartorius Stedim Biotech
      • Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a leading provider of cutting-edge equipment and services for the development, quality assurance, and production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry. Our extensive range of technologies, products, and services hel ... more »
      • Advertorial: Scottish Development International
      • For more than 200 years, Scotland’s scientific discoveries have served as some of the most critical stepping stones for the advancement of modern medicine. From the introduction of anesthesia and the discovery of penicillin, to the development of MR ... more »
      • Advertorial: Seahorse Bioscience
      • The measurement of cell respiratory control is the single most useful test of mitochondrial (dys)function in cells, as reported by renowned bioenergetic scientists Martin Brand, Ph.D., (Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA), and David Ni ... more »
      • Advertorial: Selexis
      • Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Selexis SA is a global life science company with technologies for drug discovery, cell-line development and scale-up to manufacturing of therapeutic proteins. For over ten years, the company has been an innovato ... more »
      • Advertorial: Sigma Life Science
      • Sigma Life Science has a passion for helping scientists improve the quality of life and answer biology’s most difficult questions. Our cutting-edge technologies have accelerated discovery for more than one million scientists worldwide. Sigma’s tal ... more »
      • Advertorial: Takara Bio
      • Takara Bio is committed to improving the human condition through biotechnology. The company has three primary businesses: research tools for the life sciences, cell and gene therapy technologies, and nutraceuticals. Starting as the biomedical busi ... more »
      • Advertorial: TAP Biosystems
      • TAP Biosystems started out life as The Automation Partnership (TAP) and was a spin out from a successful engineering consultancy, The Technology Partnership (TTP). TAP’s first products were automated systems for compound management (Haystack) and ce ... more »
      • Advertorial: Tecan
      • Tecan is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions for life science research, biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production, and distribution of instruments an ... more »
      • Advertorial: Tosoh Bioscience
      • Tosoh Bioscience is a major supplier of chromatography products worldwide, particularly to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. The company is a division of Tosoh Corporation, a global chemical company with headquarters and ma ... more »
      • Advertorial: Watson-Marlow
      • Watson-Marlow is a world leader in peristaltic pumps and tubing for the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Founded upon 55 years of precision contamination-free peristaltic pumping expertise, Watson-Marlow’s pumps and tubing are prefer ... more »
      • Advertorial: Wilson Wolf
      • Wilson Wolf is dedicated to being the catalyst that allows Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT) to move beyond the research level and toward widespread availability. Through the creation of its G-Rex platform technology, the process of growing cells for ACT ... more »
      • Advertorial: Xcellerex
      • Xcellerex is revolutionizing the way biomolecules are developed, manufactured, and commercialized. The company’s unique single-use technology platform transforms biomanufacturing economics, enabling the development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, a ... more »

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