Resources and Tools

Michael Kenward's roundup of new studies, reports and tools for the business of science
12 Oct 2005

Patently Ridiculous

Barry Fox thinks that the patent system is deliberately designed to make it hard to find out anything.
19 Sep 2005

A serial entrepeneur

By mixing academic research with commercial ventures, Sir Richard Friend has returned to the scientific traditions of Faraday and Kelvin. He has also created a new role model for the modern scientist.
19 Sep 2005

From lab to boardroom

How a Swiss university spin-off got to exit in six years - Interview with Joël Jean-Mairet, Chief Executive Officer and Joint Founder, GlycArt.
19 Sep 2005

Roche buys Zürich spin-off

Acquisition gives Roche access to antibody-boosting technology - and possible anti-cancer treatments in the pipeline
19 Sep 2005

Long live the corporate lab

Once upon a time, there were great businesses with massive central labs that did both product development and basic research. Today, most corporate labs have refocused on applied research. They do not know what they are missing.
19 Sep 2005

A licence to print money

Not everyone can produce a Google, Stanford's way of doing business is making other universities look with interest at the revenue possibilities of equity deals.
19 Sep 2005