Archive for July, 2002

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July 26, 2002

Big Pharma: Getting Too Big for Its Own Good?
A study by McKinsey & Co. earlier this year looked at the net present value of products out of research vs. the spending on R&D for the top pharma players over the last decade. It found no correlation between the return on investment and a company’s size

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July 25, 2002

European Patent Office bars human cloning in patent
The European Patent Office added restrictions on Wednesday to a controversial patent granted in 1999 to prevent it being used to clone humans, a ruling limiting biotech research in Europe.

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July 25, 2002

Woman carries human clone, group says
fringe religious movement’s South Korea-based scientific team yesterday said they had implanted a cloned human embryo in a woman, the latest of a string of similar uncomfirmed experiments to emerge from the underground field of human cloning.

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July 9, 2002

Monoclonal Antibodies Look to a Bright Future
Using mAbs as therapeutics could cut preclinical development time by as much as two-thirds and cost by even greater levels.

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July 9, 2002

Genomics Sector Has Fired More Than 1,500 Staff Since January 2001
The following is a general compilation of the number of employees at genomic tool and tech firms who have lost their jobs as the industry, bookended by slowdowns at biotech and pharma customers, struggles to stay afloat.

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July 8, 2002

Biotech Not Cratering, Just Deflating
To see where the biotech sector is headed tomorrow, it might be helpful for investors to look back, and more importantly, forget about, the recent past.

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July 8, 2002

Cuba seeks new drug markets
Inside modern towers that are a pride of Fidel Castro, scientists peer through huge microscopes at tiny proteins they hope to tailor to treat such major killers as AIDS, heart disease and cancer.