Posts Tagged: Biotechnology


Blue Ribbon Panel of Advisors Announced for Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Earlier this week the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, announced a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders, …
By Gene Quinn 29 days ago 5

Amici led by Eli Lilly file brief in Supreme Court in support of Sequenom certiorari petition

Rather than use the word 'conflate' to describe the mongrel mixture of patentability requirements the Supreme Court undertook in Mayo, the Eli Lilly brief characterizes the analysis …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 8

Injectable migraine treatment being developed by Alder, Eli Lilly, Amgen and others

Migraines are the result of a hereditary neurological disorder which causes certain areas of the brain to become over-excited, creating the throbbing pain and increased sensitivity to …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 0

NIH Pressured to Misuse Bayh-Dole to Control Drug Prices

Secretary Burwell and Director Collins are facing formidable pressure to reinterpret the Bayh-Dole Act for the compulsory licensing of costly drugs arising from federally supported research. And …
By Joseph Allen 1 month ago 6

The Evolution of Food Safety: HOF Inventors John Silliker and Welton Taylor tamed Salmonella

The 2016 inductee class for the National Inventors Hall of Fame includes two microbiologists whose contributions to the field of food safety have helped to keep many foodborne …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 0

UN Panel on Access to Medicines Should Ensure Innovation by Preserving Market Incentives

The dilemma for developing countries is primarily a function of two things: lack of access to existing medicines and absence of innovation on the treatments and cures …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker 3 months ago 0

Free Drugs: Bernie Sanders and the end of drug patent exclusivity

The Medical Innovation Prize Act of 2007, submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), would have effectively done away with patent rights for pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 41

Jim Greenwood to Chair BIO Ventures for Global Health Board of Directors

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced that Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has been elected as the new BVGH Board …
By Press Releases 3 months ago 0

VRC01 and broadly neutralizing antibodies are increasing options for HIV/AIDS treatments

Proteins like VRC01 are referred to as broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), a type of broad spectrum antibody which is effective in treating against infections of viruses with …
By Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 0

Merger of Dow and DuPont set to make huge waves in agriculture, materials and plastics sectors

No one should get too used to seeing the name DowDuPont, however. Company executives plan on splitting DowDuPont into three separate companies, each with a specific industry …
By Steve Brachmann 5 months ago 0

CAFC denies Sequenom en banc petition, Next stop SCOTUS

The law of patent eligibility is created by the nine least qualified people to make such a determination; the Justices of Supreme Court of the United States. …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 40

Distorting Innovation: Fixed Patent Terms and Underinvestment in Long-term Research

Drugs for the treatment of late-stage cancers are less expensive to develop, in part because late-stage drugs extend patients’ lives for a shorter period of time such …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker 6 months ago 1

Cell metabolism research starts path towards exercise pill, better cancer treatments

Although the American psyche may not always be interested in accomplishing the proper amount of exercise but it still craves the idea of being physically fit. And, …
By Steve Brachmann 6 months ago 0

IP Protection for Biologics in the TPP: Trading Away Future Treatments and Cures

Globally there are approximately 7,000 medicines in development to treat and cure a wide variety of diseases. Of these, more than 5,000 are in development in the United States. …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker 6 months ago 5

Will More Regulation Create Cheaper Drugs?

The idea of reducing drug prices through more government control is always simmering on the backburner and doesn’t require much to bring it to a full …
By Joseph Allen 7 months ago 12