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Celebrating 30 Years
  • John Sterling, Editor in Chief Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News is proud to present our special "GEN 30" Anniversary issue, celebrating 30 years as the bioindustry's most influential publication. In addition to the articles (listed below) written by the top biotech thought leaders, this commemorative issue also features a biotechnology timeline covering the past 30 years.

    Also included are collections of GEN facts, highlighting fascinating news items pertaining specifically to GEN, and Bioindustry Facts, interesting news briefs relating to the global biotechnology industry.

    You can also listen online to Skype interviews with human gene therapy pioneer Dr. James Wilson, veteran biotech investment expert Stelios Papadopoulos, and biotech lawyer Gerry Elman. Audio interviews with esteemed scientific researchers Dr. Arnold Demain and Dr. Leigh Anderson can also be heard online.

October 1, Vol. 31, No. 17

  • Columns

    • Advertorial: AMRESCO
    • Great companies don’t succeed on products alone It’s people and their commitment, knowledge, and skill that drive success To get to know AMRESCO, take a good look at our products and services and get to know our people You’ll see ... more »
    • Advertorial: ATR
    • ATR was founded in 1980 as an instrument repair and service company primarily for The National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland Customers would rely on ATR’s expertise when selecting new equipment so ... more »
    • Advertorial: Beckman Coulter
    • Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures, and markets products that simplify and automate complex workflows for life science research As a provider of genomic services and sample-preparation solutions, including automated next-generation sequencing sample prep, Beckman Coulter enables researchers to achieve the highest ... more »
    • Advertorial: Beckman Coulter Genomics
    • Genomic researchers dedicate months to collecting DNA and RNA samples Before turning over precious samples for analysis, they need to be able to trust that their service provider understands their research goals and will deliver a successful outcome From classic ... more »
    • Advertorial: BIOBASE
    • BIOBASE is a leading provider of expert-curated biological databases, software, and services for the life sciences Our products and services identify relations critical to drug and biomarker discovery as well as improve biomedical research by transforming data into scientific knowledge ... more »
    • Advertorial: CEVEC Pharmaceuticals
    • Based in Cologne, Germany, Cevec Pharmaceuticals has been operational since 2004 and built a patent-protected protein-expression platform based on primary human amniocytes The company just raised an additional $86 million funding in July 2011 to further expand its CAP Technology ... more »
    • Advertorial: Charles River
    • For more than 60 years, Charles River has been helping our global partners accelerate drug discovery and development by providing them with high-quality research models, preclinical services, process manufacturing support, and clinical trial support services Our offerings span the entire drug ... more »
    • Advertorial: Cisbio Assays
    • The emergence of HTS in the early 90s and the quest for better technologies to address the expanding chemical diversity spurred Cisbio, originally a diagnostics company, to diversify and hone its technological offering for the drug discovery market Taking advantage ... more »
    • Advertorial: Cook Pharmica
    • Biopharmaceutical companies have to take many variables into consideration when bringing a product to market If they are working with several CMOs, they will likely encounter problematic inefficiencies like wasted time, information loss, and redundancy of service, all of which ... more »
    • Advertorial: DASGIP
    • Increasing process complexity coupled with rising cost pressures and rapidly evolving regulatory requirements make today’s process-development efforts a special challenge The pressure of achieving faster time to market for new and innovative biopharmaceuticals had led to the need to optimize ... more »
    • Advertorial: Douglas Scientific
    • Douglas Scientific is dedicated to making our world a better place by delivering innovative laboratory automation Our vision is to see Array Tape™ become a ubiquitous media for high-throughput laboratory processing, driving more data at a lower cost “With Array ... more »
    • Advertorial: DSM Biologics
    • Our main focus is to create brighter lives for people today and for generations to come With more than 25 years of experience in contract manufacturing DSM Biologics has the essential expertise and drive to help our customers in their ... more »
    • Advertorial: Flexicon
    • For over 25 years, Flexicon has specialized in aseptic single-use peristaltic filling and capping systems for pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic applications... more »
    • Advertorial: Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
    • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry-leading biologics contract manufacturing organization with locations in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Billingham, UK The company was formed in April 2011 following the acquisition of the Merck BioManufacturing Network, which consisted of the ... more »
    • Advertorial: Hamilton Company
    • Hamilton Company is a global manufacturer and supplier of world-class analytical laboratory products, medical instrumentation, temperature control systems, laboratory robotics, and automated liquid-handling equipment Since company founder Clark Hamilton’s development of the Microliter® Syringe in 1947, Hamilton has been proudly ... more »
    • Advertorial: Gene Link
    • For nearly two decades Gene Link has been providing researchers with the finest genetic research tools As a leading supplier of premium custom oligonucleotides, siRNA, fluorescent probes, genetic tools, and reagents, researchers turn to Gene Link products for demanding applications ... more »
    • Advertorial: LEWA
    • As a leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems, LEWA has the ability to provide customers with a complete process solution, customized to meet specific process requirements We deliver systems conforming to all regulatory requirements (cGMP, GAMP, 21 CFR, etc), ... more »
    • Advertorial: Lonza
    • Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science industries Our products and services span our customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture Lonza is the global leader in the production and support ... more »
    • Advertorial: m2p-labs
    • m2p-labs spun off of the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in 2005 Since then the company has developed into one of the leading technology suppliers for the life science industry Based in Baesweiler near Aachen, m2p-labs has focused on the development ... more »
    • Advertorial: Mirus Bio
    • In scientific terms, transfection represents a type of macromolecule delivery in which large, negatively charged polymers (DNA, RNA) are delivered through cellular membranes and into the intracellular compartments where they can function Sixteen years after its founding, transfection continues to ... more »
    • Advertorial: New England Biolabs
    • New England Biolabs (NEB) is proud to be recognized as a world leader in the discovery, production, and supply of reagents for the life sciences For over 37 years, we have been dedicated to the advancement of science and stewardship ... more »
    • Advertorial: Novasep
    • Novasep brings innovative solutions to complex challenges within the life science industry for the production of synthetic molecules and biomolecules from lab to industrial scale... more »
    • Advertorial: OriGene Technologies
    • OriGene Technologies was founded in 1996 as a research tool company focused on the creation of the largest commercial collection of full-length human cDNAs in a standard expression vector OriGene’s mission to prepare comprehensive sets of gene research tools and ... more »
    • Advertorial: Qiagen
    • Exciting ideas are at the root of scientific breakthroughs Every day, researchers around the world are expanding the frontiers of science by finding answers to the fundamental questions of life To translate unique ideas into scientific breakthroughs, researchers need flexible ... more »
    • Advertorial: Richter-Helm BioTec
    • Outsourcing is one of the major global trends in the biopharmaceutical industry It takes more and more specific know-how to face the challenges for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, including increasing price and cost pressure, the need for high flexibility, and the ever ... more »
    • Advertorial: Reinnervate
    • For many years now it has been recognized that growing cells as flat mono-layers, while simple and convenient, presents many challenges for life scientists Experimental data generated by studying cells unable to naturally interact with other cells can be of ... more »
    • Advertorial: Roche Applied Science
    • Roche Applied Science, a business area of Hoffmann-La Roche, develops and produces innovative tools for the life science research market and for industrial use During the last 15 years, the company shifted from only providing biochemical reagents and kits to ... more »
    • Advertorial: SAFC
    • As the manufacturing business unit of Sigma-Aldrich, SAFC is a leading developer and manufacturer of critical raw materials and services that support the biopharmaceutical industry Using unrivaled expertise, SAFC’s scientists identify and anticipate customer requirements and work to resolve the ... more »
    • Advertorial: Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    • Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a leading provider of cutting-edge equipment and services for the development, quality assurance, and production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry Our extensive range of technologies, products, and services helps customers to develop and produce drugs safely, ... more »
    • Advertorial: Scottish Development International
    • For more than 200 years, Scotland’s scientific discoveries have served as some of the most critical stepping stones for the advancement of modern medicine From the introduction of anesthesia and the discovery of penicillin, to the development of MRI and ... more »
    • Advertorial: Seahorse Bioscience
    • The measurement of cell respiratory control is the single most useful test of mitochondrial (dys)function in cells, as reported by renowned bioenergetic scientists Martin Brand, PhD, (Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA), and David Nicholls, PhD, (MRC Mitochondrial ... more »
    • Advertorial: Selexis
    • Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Selexis SA is a global life science company with technologies for drug discovery, cell-line development and scale-up to manufacturing of therapeutic proteins For over ten years, the company has been an innovator of technologies and world-class ... more »
    • Advertorial: Sigma Life Science
    • Sigma Life Science has a passion for helping scientists improve the quality of life and answer biology’s most difficult questions Our cutting-edge technologies have accelerated discovery for more than one million scientists worldwide... more »
    • Advertorial: Takara Bio
    • Takara Bio is committed to improving the human condition through biotechnology The company has three primary businesses: research tools for the life sciences, cell and gene therapy technologies, and nutraceuticals... more »
    • Advertorial: TAP Biosystems
    • TAP Biosystems started out life as The Automation Partnership (TAP) and was a spin out from a successful engineering consultancy, The Technology Partnership (TTP) TAP’s first products were automated systems for compound management (Haystack) and cell culture (Cellmate) Successful development ... more »
    • Advertorial: Tecan
    • Tecan is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions for life science research, biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics The company specializes in the development, production, and distribution of instruments and automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life ... more »
    • Advertorial: Tosoh Bioscience
    • Tosoh Bioscience is a major supplier of chromatography products worldwide, particularly to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries The company is a division of Tosoh Corporation, a global chemical company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Japan... more »
    • Advertorial: Watson-Marlow
    • Watson-Marlow is a world leader in peristaltic pumps and tubing for the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries Founded upon 55 years of precision contamination-free peristaltic pumping expertise, Watson-Marlow’s pumps and tubing are preferred and trusted by engineers around the globe... more »
    • Advertorial: Wilson Wolf
    • Wilson Wolf is dedicated to being the catalyst that allows Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT) to move beyond the research level and toward widespread availability Through the creation of its G-Rex platform technology, the process of growing cells for ACT has ... more »
    • Advertorial: Xcellerex
    • Xcellerex is revolutionizing the way biomolecules are developed, manufactured, and commercialized The company’s unique single-use technology platform transforms biomanufacturing economics, enabling the development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, and dramatically improving the ability of Xcellerex and its partners to deploy manufacturing ... more »