The Biotech Business Handbook: How to Organize and Operate a Biotechnology Business, Including the Most Promising Applications for the 1990s

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 461 pages
One comment often repeated to me by coworkers in the biotechnology industry deals with their frustration at not understanding how their particular roles fit into their company's overall scheme for developing, manufacturing, and marketing biomedical products. Although these workers know their fields of specialty and responsibilities very well, whether it be in product research and development, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, packaging, quality control, or marketing and sales, they for the most part lack an understanding of precisely how their own contributory pieces fit into the overall scheme of the corporate biotechnology puzzle. The Biotech Business Handbook was written to assist the biotechnologist-whether a tech nician, senior scientist, manager, marketing representative, or college student interested in entering the field-in building a practical knowledge base of the rapidly expanding and maturing biotechnology segment of the healthcare industry. Because biotechnology in the United States and abroad covers many disciplines, much of the information presented in this book deals with the biomedical diagnostic aspects of the industry. Business subjects for the most part unfamiliar to technically oriented people, such as the types of biotechnology corpo rations, their business and corporate structures, their financing, patent, and trademark mat ters, their special legal issues, and the contributions of their consultants are treated in a manner designed to make them clear and understandable.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Summary
22
Groomed for the
36
Indemnification
58
Introduction
61
Crisis Management
74
Trademarks
88
Government Contracts
103
Equipment
230
WarehouseAnnex
245
Rapid Test Kits
262
Tools Used in Recombinant Protein Development
275
Commercial Kits
297
Information Technology
316
CHAPTER 20
331
Regulatory Issues
344

Summary
119
Formal Project Development
124
Summary
140
Trend Analysis
153
Summary
172
Introduction
175
Medical Device Export
193
Quality
207
Introduction
217
Guidelines
358
Production of Transgenic Animals
366
Summary
379
Strategic Partnering
401
Osteogenesis
414
Pertinent Reading
427
INDEX
451
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