Commentary

It's that time of year again, the annual celebration of the progress of the biotech industry around the globe. This year's fiesta, known as the BIO International Conference, will go to a new venue for the first time: Atlanta, Georgia. But don't fret too...

There are no plans to hang crepe inside the Georgia World Congress Center, but the 2009 BIO International Convention will take place here this week against the backdrop of the toughest economic times ever witnessed by this still-young industry. Venture capital investments in biotech companies have...

The police generally need a search warrant to enter a person’s home or to listen to phone calls. But courts have been divided on whether the police must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS device on a car. New York State’s highest court ruled...

James Carlini rants about robo calls for credit card insurance, shoddy customer service and antiquated systems at Bank of America. He would also like them to bring back the change counting machines. It seems Bank of America is in danger of losing him...

Who gets diluted by the employee incentive pool? Typically, once an entrepreneur and prospective investor decide they want to make a deal, they negotiate a valuation and work out a variety of other key terms for the investment. One of those terms is usually...

Job seekers often feel sensitive about their employment records for various reasons. There can be an attitude that the work background is inadequate or inferior. It could feel like a barrier to getting the kind of job the individual wants....

The three most critical issues facing Illinois today are job erosion, education and network infrastructure. These issues aren't unique to Illinois, James Carlini observed on last week's Comcast 'Newsmakers' program on the CNN channel. ...

Competing and winning federal research and development (R&D) awards is a high-contact sport. Researching the agencies, laboratories, systems and business processes can be overwhelming. I have learned a few things along the way that may be valuable to companies considering federal funding to support their innovative...

It's a new twist on an age-old question: What came first, the chicken or the fertilized egg? So far as flu vaccine production is concerned, the answer is definitely the egg. Millions of contaminant-free, fertilized eggs are needed each year to produce vaccines against predicted strains...