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Mar. 1, Vol. 25, No. 5

    • Legal Affairs

      • Strengthening Pharma and Biotech Patents
      • All innovative companies recognize the vital interest they have in obtaining patents to protect their intellectual property. However, many companies do not realize that filing a patent application and securing a patent are only the first steps towar ... more »
    • Wall Street BioBeat

      • Is Biotech in the Midst of a Fifty-Year Cycle?
      • Great advances and industrial revolutions that impact modern society, such as the printing press, automobiles, computers, and biotechnology have a generational cycle that spans over 50 years, estimates Nola Masterson, Ph.D., of Science Futures (San ... more »
    • Feature Articles

      • Managing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
      • With the increasing recognition that maintenance of overall metabolic health is critical to preventing heart disease, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are focusing on developing drugs that act to reduce overall heart disease risk or individual r ... more »
      • Metabonomics Providing Clues to Discovery
      • It's not easy being the new kid on the block, but metabonomics is quickly finding its way into the world of Big Pharma. The term, coined by a research group at the Imperial College of Science (London), is defined as "the systemic profiling ... more »
      • NIH's New Ethics Regulations
      • Gail Dutton
      • Within the first week of the NIH announcing new ethics regulations, the phone calls to recruiters had started. For some, the regulations, termed both punitive and draconian, were the breaking point that is driving them into industry. The 96 pages of ... more »
      • Phoenix Seeks to Advance its Biotech Initiative
      • Phoenix, Arizona recently marked three development milestones in its burgeoning biotech initiative, opening the way for more growth in a city that boasts the unusual combination of a high standard and low cost of living. In December, the $69 millio ... more »
      • Protein-Protein Interactions in Drug Discovery
      • Protein-protein interactions are at the center of almost every cellular process from cell motility to DNA replication. Among other things, protein-protein interactions allow a cell to see the surrounding milieu, talk to the neighboring cells, and re ... more »
      • Race to Cut Whole Genome Sequencing Costs
      • Upon completion of the human genome sequence in 2003, a vision for the future of genomics research was put forth by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and published in Nature. In it, the NHGRI called for researchers to develop ... more »
      • The Spotlight Is on Protein-Folding Disorders
      • More than 120 scientific presentations and 80 posters were offered at the fourth annual "Pep Talk: The Protein Information Week," held recently in San Diego. Presented by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, the conference provided exhibits, as ... more »

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