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Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview

Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview

Bryan Bergeron, Paul Chan

ISBN: 978-0-471-46561-4 January 2004 362 Pages


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"The biotech industry is a complex, rapidly evolving, and critical industry. The industry holds great commercial and societal promise, but it is also filled with hype, confusion, and risks. Bergeron and Chan do a remarkable job of providing a sweeping insightful, and probing assessment of the current state and likely evolution of this global industry. This book is essential reading for the executive who desires a thorough understanding of this business and its potential."--John P. Glasser, Vice President and Chief Information Offers, Partners Healthcare System, Inc.
"Bergeron and Chan have done a marvelous job integrating many different perspectives to give the reader a coherent road map of the biotech industry for the next decade. This powerful book is anchored by numerous relevant examples that create a framework which any life sciences professional needs to understand. Of particular note is the compelling assessment of the IT industry and its impact on the life sciences as these industries converge."--Michael A. Greeley, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures.
An in-depth examination of the growth and financing of the biotechnology industry worldwide
Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview provides a thorough look at the current state of the biotechnology industry, including where major research is being conducted, where it's being applied, and where money and intellectual capital are flowing.
Written by a renowned business columnist and an entrepreneurial scientist in the biotech area, this unique book gives Eos and other senior-level managers an understanding of Asia's pivotal role in the worldwide success of biotechnology commercialization, as well as insight into the biotech market over the next decade.

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii


Overview 1


Pharmaceuticals 43


Medicine and Agriculture 77


Computing, Biomaterials, and the Military 105


Infrastructure 142


Financing 175


Regional Analysis 217


Outlook 295

Appendix 319

Glossary 329

Sources and Further Reading 337

Index 347