New Book on the Business of Biotechnology

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 General News J E 4
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 Logos Press announces the third editionof Building Biotechnology, the definitive biotechnology industry primer andleading textbook for biotechnology business courses. This new edition addsover 100 pages of new material, including new chapters, new and updatedfigures and tables, and many new case examples.

Building Biotechnology (Hardcover: 978-09734676-5-9; Softcover:978-09734676-6-6) provides a broad, yet comprehensive, fundamentals-basedoverview of the broad variety of elements influencing the commercialization ofbiotechnology. Building Biotechnology expands on this foundation to ensure apractical appreciation of operational issues in the biotechnology industry byincluding real-world examples on topics such as the hidden pitfalls of commonoperational decisions; practical considerations in selecting business modelsand funding options; strategies to overcome developmental failures; and,methods to leverage options to strengthen development plans. Sample chaptersand full details are available at

This new book complements Logos Press' other recent titles:

Best Practices in Biotechnology Business Development (ISBN:978-09734676-0-4) provides a framework to understand critical issues inbiotechnology business development. Experts from a wide range of disciplineshave contributed best practices based on their experiences and expertise,enabling biotechnology entrepreneurs, senior managers, directors, and officersto develop a better understanding of the key elements in these operations,empowering them to better manage their implementation.

Best Practices in Biotechnology Education (ISBN: 978-09734676-7-3) fills avital need in biotechnology education. This international compilation isdirected at faculty and program directors seeking to start or expandbiotechnology education programs; policy makers and economic developersseeking to meet workforce needs; and, students, scientists, and businessprofessionals looking to enter the biotechnology industry or upgrade theirexisting skills. The included cases describe a wide variety of internationalprograms from high-school through Ph.D. levels, and student clubs. Someprograms are in their first years whereas others are quite mature and havediversified to offer myriad degree and certificate programs.

Additional information and direct ordering are available at .

About Logos Press:

Logos Press ( is a specialty publisher focusedon strategic guidance based on knowledge and experience. The focus of LogosPress books is "Knowledge from Action." The objective is to enable decisivedecision making and actions, based on solid fundamentals.

Logos Press books are available through standard book channels. Resellersshould contact Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or Lightningsource for distribution.

SOURCE Logos Press


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