This week I had the good fortune of reviewing BiotechBlog, an interesting and informative blog about commercial, legal, political, and scientific trends in biotechnology industry. This is a great example of content marketing.
BiotechBlog is a product of Yari Friedman’s long history in biotechnology media. I found two recent posts to be particularly interesting.
First, Where in the world are drugs invented: Measuring pharmaceutical globalizationexamines the locations of inventors of drug patents from 2000 to 2010. The data show there has been no significant migration of pharmaceutical inventions from the legacy pharma countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. However, U.S. inventorship is dropping while Asia’s patents are increasing. You might think that China and India are picking up the slack. However, Japan is largely responsible for Asia’s increase.
The second post, Now free: Conference on Breathing Additional Life into the Life Sciences provides a timely update and relevant information about the conference coming up on Nov. 4th at Johns Hopkins University. The conference is designed for biotechnology/pharmaceutical company decision makers with the goal of enabling them to reach the next milestone, no matter what stage their company is in presently. The conference deals with attracting funding, making technology based decisions, and protecting intellectual property to best capitalize on efforts. University technology transfer attorneys, government attorneys and others stand to benefit from attending as well.
Next time you’re looking for trends in the biotech industry, remember to visit BiotechBlog.