BioTech Circle News - January 2007

June 27, 2007
Of the 54 January articles, we found these to be particularly interesting:

"Debut Of Prion-Free Cattle"
"Claims Under Fire""Buckyballs Used as 'Passkey' into Cancer Cells"
"Bacterial Cooperation"
"Scientists Discover New, Readily Available Source of Stem Cells"
"Genetically Altered Cells May Help Artificial Skin Fight Infection"
"Decoding Alzheimer's"
"Molecular Link Between Inflammation And Cancer Discovered"
"VA to Launch Large-scale Genetic Data Collection "

So many gene-related patents (74) and patent applications ( 147) - we couldn't do justice in reviewing them all. Which ones do YOU think hold the greatest potential? We'll soon be posting a new survey for you to tell us which January items particularly caught your attention.

NEW THIS MONTH is our emerging "Resources" lists, which we're slowly building to about 20 categories and will incorporate links to resources worldwide. It is a work-in-progress, so you might want to check it again toward the end of the month. Please let me know if you have categories you'd like to see covered by sending an e-mail to

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