3 Crucial Communication Skills for Start-ups

Editor’s Note: We are honored to have Mr. Jim Shamp, Director of Public Relations at the NC Biotechnology Center (www.ncbiotech.org), as a guest blogger on our site. His blog post, entitled “3 Crucial Communication Skills for Start-ups”, nicely ties in with our series about biotechnology entrepreneurship. We hope you will enjoy reading it!   By…

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4 Factors To Keep In Mind During Licensing Negotiations

Our previous post established that one of the crucial first steps for biotech companies starting out is to obtain full control of the technology that they’re planning to commercialize, and that control typically comes in the form of licensing agreements with institutions that own the patents or technology. Here are 4 factors that you should…

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BRI Wins Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 Award

Research Triangle Park, NC (November 19, 2012)—Agricultural biotechnology company BioResource International (BRI) has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of this year’s Fast 50 Award winners, which each year lists the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area. At the Awards Gala held November 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in…

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Obtaining a License

Now that you’ve done a thorough evaluation of the market opportunity, scientific merit, and potential for long-term growth of your biotech start-up, the next order of business is to get control of the technology, usually in the form of a license agreement with the institution that owns the patents or technology. Biotech companies live and…

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How a “Perfect Storm” Ushered in the Modern Biotechnology Era

Year after year, biotechnology products take up more space in the world’s collective pool of innovative output. According to Ernst and Young’s Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report 2012, biotech companies raised an impressive $33.4 billion in funding in 2011, and these investments continue to fuel cutting-edge advances and applications in a wide variety of fields…

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