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Cohen, Boyer & Tibbetts?

SBIR Reauthorization Moves Forward

Ask any biotech professional about Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer and they will tell you about their incredible contributions to modern biotechnology. But what about Roland Tibbetts? My guess is there are more than a few quizzical looks out there. So who is Roland Tibbetts? In many ways, Roland Tibbetts did for the commercialization of biotechnology, what Cohen and Boyer did for the science. He is the creator of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Read More >

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Amgen Hosts Science without Borders Students

From left, Israel Matos, Dayanne Castro, Felipe Coelho, Marina Santos, Felipe de Oliveira, and Danillo Oliveira are participating in the Science Without Borders Program as summer interns at Amgen.

This year, Amgen is hosting six Science without Borders undergraduate interns at its Thousand Oaks, California headquarters. The Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program that seeks to train 101,000 students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. The Amgen internship program will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the biotechnology industry. There was considerable interest in the programme with a high Read More >

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Banning Gene Patents Will Promote Innovation?

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Abolishing gene patents will deter, not promote, innovation, as the patent eligibility of isolated DNA molecules provides incentives necessary for development of life-enhancing diagnostics and therapeutics. R&D to identify genes, their sequences, genetic variations, and their disease  correlation is very costly. Claims like those of the patents at issue in the Myriad Genetics lawsuit have been a key foundation supporting the massive investment of time and capital that is necessary to bring life-enhancing DNA-based diagnostics Read More >

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