Author Archive: Roy Zwahlen

Roy Zwahlen

Roy is Associate Counsel at BIO and the main contributor for Patently Biotech. He is a lawyer by training, with a background in international and national politics. He grew up in the developing world and believes that innovation can and does solve many of the world’s problems. Because of this, his work focuses on creating a worldwide policy environment that fosters innovation in the biotechnology sector to prevent and cure diseases such as HIV, to increase crop yields to feed more people, and to decrease the harmful effects of industry on the environment. Roy spends his free time keeping up with his three kids, a wife that knows everything (no joke), and serving in his church and broader community. Learn more about Roy from his Linkedin Profile.

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Burrill Report Podcast: Implications of Gene Patent Ruling

The Burrill Report podcast on the impact of the recent decision invalidating patents on genetic materials.

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From Lab to Commercialization: NIH Licenses Offer Another Path

If a biomedical breakthrough occurs within a federal lab, chances are your company can license use of the technology from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

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Tomorrow: BIO is “To the Point” on Gene Patenting

BIO is participating in an NPR segment at approximately 2:08pm ET tomorrow on the nationally-syndicated national radio program “To the Point” which originates in NYC. It should air on WAMU in DC, too, for those of you in the Nation’s capital.

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FluGen: Tech Transfer in the Madison, Wisconsin Region

FluGen is a strong case study in not only top leading research happening at the UW Madison, but also of how the infrastructure of the region helps this R&D spinout into productive, leading global businesses that help heal, feed and fuel the world.

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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: Changing ‘Humankind’

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility is possibly the most-watched building project in the Madison Region today, and is designed with a vision “to change the state of humankind.”

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