Translating Basic Knowledge into Agricultural, Industrial and Medical Applications Is Not Just for Men

The saying “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” is becoming less aspirational and more actual, especially in biotechnology, where the firmament is supported by women of many talents—scientific, commercial, and legal. Often all of these talents cohere in individual women, rather like the arching ribs of a vault may converge on strong, free-standing pillars.

Biotech’s sprawling architecture remains sound thanks to the women in this list, and many others like them. Expect the list to grow. For now, however, we invite you to take a close look.

You will notice that many of the women have expertise in patents, both in matters litigious and transactional. But many other kinds of expertise are much in evidence. The navigation of regulatory mazes. The management of research collaborations. The translation of basic knowledge into applications agricultural, industrial, and medical. And much, much more.

This initial list appeared in the June 2015 issue of the Biotechnology Law Report, under the title “Women in Biotechnology Law and Regulation.” To suggest additions to the list, please contact [email protected].

Biotechnology Law Report, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is devoted to the evolving body of law and government regulation concerning biotechnology, particularly in the industries in which new products from these technologies are developing the most rapidly: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, food processing, energy, mineral recovery, and waste treatment. The above article was first published in the June 2015 issue of Biotechnology Law Report with the title “Women in Biotechnology Law and Regulation”. The views expressed here are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of Biotechnology Law Report, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, or their affiliates. No endorsement of any entity or technology is implied.


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