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Bio Technology : October 2009
AusBioWELCOME AusBioWELCOME 3 Message from CEO & Chair 4 AusBioFEATURE -- AusBiotech 2009 6 Advance peak at AusBiotech 2009 6 A global regulatory strategy: Maximising the potential in the Asia Pacific market for the international regulatory arena. 8 Changing business models and new financial opportunities 10 The life sciences biotechnology industry: Creativity in a crisis 12 Post-GFC perspective on VC funding and biotech in the US 13 Biosecurity: a biotechnological future? 14 Partnerships are CSL's Future 15 What value to put on technology? 16 Canada -- a Leader in Life Sciences 17 Strengthen your intellectual property armoury by effective IP management 19 Manitoba: The heart of Canada's life sciences industry 21 Australia -- a rich source for future deal making? 22 Victoria's world class research and development 23 Clinical drug development in Asia-Pacific 26 Global development of biosimilars: opportunities for Asia Pacific 28 AusBioFEATURE 31 Innovate or invalidate? A review of patent filing trends in medical technology 31 Top 10 clinical trial mistakes 34 Protecting intellectual property using confidentiality agreements 36 You don't need to be inventive to get a patent 38 IP Australia proposes far-reaching changes 41 Gene patents: a very 21st Century dilemma 44 Ownership of inventions by academic staff post UWA v Gray 46 Patent enforcement in Australia -- is that the cavalry on the horizon? 48 AusBioTALK 50 Improving health technology assessment 50 Biotech's next big thing 51 IP concerns raised over UN climate change policy 52 NCRIS partner's protein workshop turns 10 54 AusMedTECH 56 Design for Manufacture drives a faster path to market for Australian Medical technology companies 56 ResMed open first Asian manufacturing site in Singapore 57 AusBioBUSINESS 58 Cash flow opportunities on the rise 58 Federal support for biotechnology 62 Angel investing: what's it all about? 64 AusBioSTOCK 66 Spotlight 66 Stock 67 AusBioINTERNATIONAL 72 UK biotech looks to Australia 72 Shanghai trade mission opportunities available for Victoria biotechnology and nanotechnology companies 74 AusBioPEOPLE 75 Sector on the move 75 New member profiles 76 Corporate and institute members of AusBiotech 80 AusBiotech staff and office bearers 82 ISSN 1036 7128 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any other means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of the publishers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the publishers assume no responsibility for errors or omissions or any consequences or reliance on this publication. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the editor or the publisher. © 2009 AusBiotech Level 1, 322 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Vic 3144, Tel: (03) 9828 1400, Fax: (03) 9824 5188, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ausbiotech.org Editorial Contributions – Lorraine Chiroiu, Communications Manager Tel: (03) 9828 1414, Fax: (03) 9824 5188, Email: email@example.com Advertising -- Andrew Jackson -- Digital Image, Level 2, 9 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, Vic 3182, Tel: (03) 9537 0588 Fax: (03) 9537 0577, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.digital-image.com.au Publisher's Disclaimer The information, opinions and advice in this journal are given in good faith and, while all care has been exercised to ensure that the information is accurate, no responsibility can be accepted for errors, or loss or damage from business decisions arising from the use of information contained in this publication, and the publishers hereby exclude all liability be it contractual tortious or otherwise. Australasian Biotechnology is the offcial journal of AusBiotech Australia’s Biotechnology Organisation. Australasian Biotechnology reports on research and business news within the biotechnology arena.