• Understand the reasons behind biotech tech transfer success and failure.
• Develop strategies to optimize your biotech tech transfer methodologies and protocols.
Key Market Issues
• The drug development industry is undergoing a significant change which may permanently re-shape product development activities. Many industry experts believe the industry is shrinking; at the very least, the focus is shifting from large in-house research teams to smart approaches, strategic outsourcing and technology transfer.
• Although cost cutting has previously not been a concern for R&D departments, the current economic environment has brought expense reduction programs into research labs. Most of the leading drug makers have recently undertaken and/or are currently in the midst of broad R&D cost cutting programs.
• Biotechnology offers a means to address unmet medical needs, particularly via personalized medicine, which small molecule approaches do not. With more than 3,500 biotech drug companies around the world, many have developed unique technologies and approaches to drug development.
• Because drug makers must continue to introduce new products, maintaining high productivity is key. Biotech tech transfer offers a means to achieve this by providing technology sponsors with access to new technologies.
Key findings from this report
• After a decline in 2008 to 53 deals from 74 deals in 2007, biotech technology transfer volume for human medicines spiked in 2009 to 121 deals. Chapter 1
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