Commentary

America's economic malaise is dampening the ability of biotech companies to raise money from the financial markets, a traditional source of biotech capital, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Fortunately, something is sustaining the biotech industry, and that something is the voracious appetite...

Some cities and regions are dying because they have not provided the right infrastructure platform to attract and maintain new corporate endeavors, according to columnist James Carlini. That infrastructure not only includes roads, bridges, and rail, but also broadband connectivity....

Kelly Fitzsimmons admitted something that she probably wouldn’t have said to her company’s investors. Fitzsimmons, co-founder and CEO of the Wisconsin-based Comic Wonder, a web site dedicated to the fine art of joke telling, sheepishly confessed that she’s a rotten joke teller. Fortunately, she’s a...

Remember Jurassic Park—the Steven Spielberg sci fi flick in which a greedy businessman and his mad-scientist minions reached inside prehistoric amber to extract, and ultimately clone, dino DNA that had been sucked up by a sap-trapped bug? Seem far fetched?...

In 2001, the SBA took the position that a company in which venture capital firm(s) own more than 49% cannot qualify for SBIR/STTR grants. A bill that will likely be approved by Congress and put before the President could have a significant impact on many...

Businesses that rely heavily on Internet marketing and business communications are keenly aware of the Federal Trade Commission's CAN-SPAM act of 2003. After requesting and considering public comments on a number of proposed provisions, the FTC adopted new provisions under CAN-SPAM, which touch on four...

The pharma and biotech industries have various ways of measuring success, but nothing is more visible than demonstrating testimonials with patients happily recounting how a drug changed their chances for life or quality of life. Unfortunately, while Wall St. might applaud such efforts, what the...