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New Series: Biotechnology Companies at Forefront of Global Health Innovation – Post #1: GlaxoSmithKline & Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

On July 8 2009, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced a patent pool to compile intellectual property (IP) to develop treatments for 16 tropical diseases as identified by the FDA including malaria, TB and Chagas, found in 49 Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations.

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Webinar: University Startups: Best Practices

Update: The presentation materials are available here: http://bit.ly/IBfmv (thanks to Jack Pincus, via Twitter) The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) is hosting a webinar on university spinouts and the MIT entrepreneurial ecosystem: What Are Universities Doing to Create and Fund University Startups: Best Practices The MIT Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Wednesday, July 29, 1:00-2:30pm ET (10:00-11:30am PT) With Edward B. Roberts (David Sarnoff Professor of the Management of Technology MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder/Chair, MIT Read More >

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GAO Report on Bayh-Dole: Leverage to Promote Commercialization of Federally-Funded Inventions

The General Accountability Office submitted its report to Congress today on the administration of the regulations found under the Bayh-Dole Act, the foundation of all federally-funded research in the United States and one of the key factors in the creation (and boom) of biotechnology as both a research field and industry in the 1980s. A little background on Bayh-Dole: Technological innovation is widely seen as responsible for much of the economic growth and increased standard Read More >

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Department of State: Foster Climate Change Solutions, Biodiversity, & Economic Development with IPR Protections

CropLife has recently published their newest video interview last week with Carrie LaCrosse, of the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement at the U.S. Department of State. LaCrosse discusses the value of IP for agriculture, looking in particular at new plant varieties and how IP is part of the solution in addressing the issues of food security.

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BIO CEO: Patient Groups Join Call for Data Protection

Biomedical innovation is not only key to our industry’s future, but more importantly, continued medical breakthroughs are vital to patients living with debilitating diseases and their families. Without ongoing progress in our industry, patients of today and tomorrow have limited hope for future cures and therapies.

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