From Alchemy to Ipo The Business of Biotechnology

ISBN-10: 073820482X
ISBN-13: 9780738204826
Edition: 2001
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Description: This text addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the '70s to today's heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments.

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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This text addresses the coming-of-age of biotech products and companies and traces the history of biotechnology from its early inception in the '70s to today's heyday of new solutions and breakthrough treatments.

Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Ph.D., left academia to pursue a science career in the then-emerging biotechnology industry. Her career detoured through business development before her entrepreneurial spirit compelled her to start up her own biotechnology consulting and publishing business, BioVenture. Because of her scientific insight, irreverent manner, and ebullient nature, Dr. Robbins-Roth is a popular speaker on alternative careers for scientists, as well as a recognized biotech industry expert.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Roots of Biotechnology
Biotech in the Beginning
Genentech: The Leader of the Pack
The Amgen Story
An Exception to Every Rule: Genzyme
The Other Biotech: Monoclonal Antibodies
Biotech's Building Blocks
Biotech Star Wars
The Human Genome Project
Tools for Genome Studies: BioChips and Microarrays
Treating Disease at the Gene: Antisense Drugs
Gene Therapy
Following the Path of Communication: Signal Transduction
Brand-New Knees: Tissue Engineering and Cell Replacement
Building New Drugs: Combinatorial Chemistry
Agricultural Biotechnology
The Business of Biotech: Product Development and Financing
The Drug Development Process: From Test Tubes to Patients
Speed Bumps and Brick Walls: Clinical Trial Design
Biotech Bankers
Initial Public Offerings
Creative Financing
Corporate Partners and the Urge to Merge
Biotech Stocks
The Biotech Stock Landscape
Picking the Right Stocks
Biotech Timeline
Biotechnology-Derived Products on the Market
Biotech Web Sites and Resources
BioVenture Consultants' Biotech Stock Report
Index

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