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September 01, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 15)

USPTO Backlog Impacts Biopharma Industry

Unless Situation Is Resolved, Investment in New Candidates May Be Delayed or Withheld

  • Large pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to smaller biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to supplement their drug development pipelines. When deciding whether to invest in a start-up or smaller firm, the acquiring company faces two major uncertainties: (1) Will a promising early-stage compound gain approval from the FDA? and (2) ...

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