From Alchemy to IPO

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Author(s): 
Cynthia Robbins-Roth
Publisher: 
Perseus Publishing
Publication date: 
2000

 $26

ISBN 0-7382-0253-3 
This clearly written book focuses on the business side of biotechnology and it begins with the founding of Genentech and Amgen as case studies. The author was a research scientist at Genentech in the early days and explains in detail how Bob Swanson and Herb Boyer began their company and kept it afloat during its early vulnerable years. Dr. Robbins-Roth left the lab bench to become a biotech business writer and consultant, and she brings her science background to analysis of business trends. Her website iswww.bioventureconsultants.com Jim uses this as the text to accompany his business class.

Reviewed by: 
Jim DeKloe

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