Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview / Edition 1

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The biotechnology revolution is profoundly transforming medicine,agriculture, material science, the military, and even ouridentities. This global business phenomenon spans from front lineusers of the technology to thousands of local and multinationalcompanies that provide everything from the high-tech reagents andraw biological materials to the stainless steel fermentation tanksand other equipment required to synthesize and transportbiologicals.

Looking beyond the hype of get-rich-quick investment schemes,Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overviewprovides CEOs and other upper-level managers with a comprehensive,critical analysis of the biotechnology business from a uniquelyPan-Asia perspective.

With a cutting-edge focus for forward-thinking business leaders,this reliable reference offers a clear vision of the global biotechmarket through 2010, including which regions and corporations arebest positioned to dominate the market.

Through timely coverage, this relevant volume gives readers anappreciation for the unique political and socioeconomic landscapewithin which academic and entrepreneurial biotechnologylaboratories operate. Coverage includes a focus on the financial,technological, and infrastructure-building activities underway(primarily in Asia) that are reminiscent of the infrastructurebuilding in the semiconductor industry.

Because the biotechnology field crosses so many traditionalboundaries, successful CEOs and other senior-level corporateexecutives in the industry need a guide to both business principlesand the biology, physics, and information technologies related totheir company’s products and services. The global market alsodemands successful executives be skilled in public relations andmanaging the press with due respect to social, political, andreligious concerns surrounding biotechnology research.

Private and government-sponsored laboratories in Asia arescrambling to develop many of the core technologies that will drivebiotechnology developments in the United States, European Union,Australia, and elsewhere. Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, andFinancing Overview offers valuable insight into where this majorresearch is being conducted, where it’s being applied, andwhere money and intellectual capital are flowing.

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“The biotech industry is a complex, rapidly evolving, andcritical industry. The industry holds great commercial and societalpromise, but it is also filled with hype, confusion, and risks.Bergeron and Chan do a remarkable job of providing a sweepinginsightful, and probing assessment of the current state and likelyevolution of this global industry. This book is essential readingfor the executive who desires a thorough understanding of thisbusiness and its potential.”—John P. Glasser, VicePresident and Chief Information Offers, Partners Healthcare System,Inc.

“Bergeron and Chan have done a marvelous job integratingmany different perspectives to give the reader a coherent road mapof the biotech industry for the next decade. This powerful book isanchored by numerous relevant examples that create a frameworkwhich any life sciences professional needs to understand. Ofparticular note is the compelling assessment of the IT industry andits impact on the life sciences as these industriesconverge.”—Michael A. Greeley, Managing GeneralPartner, IDG Ventures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471465614
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Bergeron is the author of twelve books, including Essentialsof Shared Services, Essentials of Knowledge Management, andBusiness Expectations: Are You Using Technology to its Fullest?(all published by Wiley). He also serves as editor in chief of e.MDand technical editor of Postgraduate Medicine, is on the editorialboards of Healthcare Informatics and Perspectives in Biology andMedicine, and is a columnist for WebMD. He teaches technology andbusiness courses at Harvard Medical School and MIT.
Paul Chan is a columnist specializing in technology finance,value-based management, and private equity for Asia’s leadingbusiness newspaper, Business Times, where he currently heads thenew media unit. He has had a long and successful career as anequity strategist and management consultant, and he has advised agamut of global institutional investors. He also has directedequity research at some of Asia’s largest brokerage houses.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Overview.

Chapter 2.Pharmaceuticals.       

Chapter 3. Medicine and Agriculture.

Chapter 4. Computing, Biomaterials, and the Military.

Chapter 5. Infrastructure.

Chapter 6. Financing.

Chapter 7. Regional Analysis.

Chapter 8. Outlook.



Sources and Further Reading.


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