BioTech Circle News - February 2007

June 27, 2007

Of the 54 February articles, we found these to be particularly interesting:

"New Forecasting Tool Could Reduce Drug Development Costs"
"Scientists Use Nanoparticle to Discover Disease-causing Proteins"
"Man-made Proteins Could Be More Useful than Real Ones"
"Has Personalized Medicine Arrived?"
"Researchers Discover Master Metabolism Regulator with Links to
Obesity, Heart Disease, and Malnutrition"
"Undoing Brain Damage"

There were also quite a number of articles reporting on new developments in nanotechnology across different applications.

Of the 74 gene-related patents and 148 patent applications, we were pleased to observe countries that are just recently beginning to demonstrate their biotech capabilities. These include Bermuda and Panama. Licensing professionals may want to take note.

Our emerging "Resources" lists (accessed at the right column of our home page), is slowly building, eventually including about 20 categories that will incorporate links to resources worldwide. Are there any categories you'd like to see covered? Send an e-mail to


We're planning a new, user-friendly partnering center. Our aim is to make it easy for biotech people to connect. Do you have any suggestions? Let us know!

Because a number of you have signed up since last month's issue and we think the reports below present information unavailable elsewhere, we'd like to replay our announcement:

If you're looking for a comprehensive view of the state of biotechnology in the United States, you need to know about Battelle's study commissioned by Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The 2007 study is a companion piece to the main 2006 report. The 2006 file is large, but BIO also offers links to individual states and suggests saving the file to your hard drive as an alternative to downloadng.

We hope you find these updates helpful. Please feel free to drop me an e-mail anytime.

Joanne F. Gucwa, Editor
BioTech Circle News