Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a company that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who is actively patenting for competitive intelligence purposes.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Companies Patenting Multicell Organisms ( Life ) or Parts

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Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

So why do we want to know who is patenting multicellular organisms or their parts?  That will depend on whether the reader is interested in getting into a school that is actively considering commercialization possibilities in this particular area or a Research/Development  Engineer trying to determine who in the academic world is actively patenting.  Agricultural … Continue reading Top Ten Schools Patenting Multicell Organisms or Parts

Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

The FDA has become increasingly active in its determination to discipline apparently unrepentant pharmaceutical firms.  Now its getting personal, again.  After years of neglect the usefulness of the Park Doctrine has been rediscovered by the FDA.  The evidence needed to apply it to a "responsible corporate official" appears to be nil.  The definition of a … Continue reading Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

Apparently the gyroscopic and caster effects are not the only mechanical forces working on a bicycle to keep it upright as it rolls along.   According to a Cornell University based team a bicycle with a high center of gravity at the rear and low center of gravity up front can keep itself upright while rolling … Continue reading Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

Biomedical Engineering, “Eat Your Broccoli” and Cancer

As a product development engineer you have to keep your eyes and ears open for new ideas.  Sometimes they come from areas outside your professional training. In that vein after years of reading that broccoli and cruciferous vegetables are good for keeping cancer at bay researchers appear to have identified how broccoli helps induce death … Continue reading Biomedical Engineering, “Eat Your Broccoli” and Cancer