Category : biotech

Canadians and their biotechnology - a success story
in Deutsch   Canada has a proud history in the development of biotechnology: milestones include the discovery of insulin in 1922 and the first polio vaccine in 1955, the world’s first commercial grown biotech crops in 1995 and biofuel jet test in 2012 through to contributions to the development of an Ebola vaccine.  Canada’s...
Bioentrepreneurs wanted: Biotech in Hungary
From wine, cheese and bread to antibiotics, vaccines and biofuels, biotechnology has a long history in Hungary. Notably, the term itself was coined by Hungarian agricultural engineer Károly Ereky in 1919. Modern biotechnology dates back to the establishment of the Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the early 1970s, followed by a state development program de...
Biotechnology in Germany – facts and figures
in Deutsch Biotechnology, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is defined as “The application of science and technology to living organisms, as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services”. In other words, biotechnology is multitalented with appl...
Startup Science: Biotech Marketing
Big biotech and pharma companies have a whole army of people marketing their products to many different groups including doctors, patients, the FDA and other businesses. Biotech startup founders don’t have that luxury. They have to do everything themselves. It’s easy to push marketing down to the bottom of the list when you have to develop your product, deal with regulation and woo i...
Startup Science: How to launch a successful biotech startup
The biotech startup failure rate is often quoted as 90%. Therefore most investors avoid early stage biotech startups like the plague. However research and development costs money that biotech entrepreneurs often don’t have. So what can you, as a new biotech CEO, do to maximize your chances of creating a successful startup and attracting much needed funding? Here are the most common suggest...
Blue Biotech: an Ocean of Opportunity
by Shauna Bennett Biotechnology aims to apply biological organisms, agents, or materials towards goods and services. This can cover areas such as drug discovery, environmentally friendly products, natural pollution remedies, laboratory research tools, and nature-inspired materials. The area of biotech that focuses on resources from the sea has been named blue biotech, and this industry is proving...
Biotech and Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed along with the history of China and has had great influence on medicine development in China and nearby countries, including Korea and Japan. Traditional Chinese Medicine includes, but is not limited to, herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary supplements. Compared to modern medicine, which is supported by science, traditional Chinese medicine has evol...
What is the difference between Angel and VC investors?
Angel investors are individual investors or groups of investors who are investing their own money. Venture capitalists (VCs) are companies that invest money on behalf of other people. VCs typically raise one or more funds containing money from investors, pension plans and other sources and then use each fund to make a range of different investments.  Both Angels and VCs look to diversify t...
The Rise of Biotechnology in Oregon
Since the early 2000s, Oregon has seen its biotechnology scene explode and it continues to grow exponentially. The Oregon Bioscience scene grew over 32% between 2002 and 2007. Today, Oregon is home to over 600 private biotech companies and research institutions with a total economic impact of over $6 billion and 37,000 jobs. In particular, Portland, Bend and Eugene have seen the collaboration be...
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