K. John Morrow, Jr., PhD

K. John Morrow, Jr., PhD, is president of Newport Biotechnology Consultants, 625 Washington Avenue, Newport, KY 41071, kjohnmorrowjr@insightbb.com.


Big Science Hits the Big Screen

Two films portray, in surprising detail, the hard work and determination of the biopharmaceutical industry.

Biotechs Consider Sites Outside the Industry Hubs

These are dismal times for anyone wishing to start a biotech company. The US economy and stock market are in the tank, and venture capital is tight. At least 100 of the publicly traded biotechs this year will fail or be taken over. So why would a entrepreneur want to further disadvantage himself by locating his company miles away from traditional biotech hubs like San Diego, Boston, and Rockville?

Louisiana Biotech Firm Explores the Potential of Adult Stem Cells

Nupotential, a small Louisiana biotechnology firm, believes it may have an answer to the ethical concerns and technological challenges involved in turning stem cells into medical therapies.

SystemsX: The Final Frontier for Biotechnology?

Although difficult to conceive, the 21st century may see the boundaries of biological knowledge completely defined.

Final Word: Is Building Biotech an Economic Magic Potion?

Virtually every corner of the United States (not to mention the rest of the world) seeks to build a powerful biotech presence (see www.bio.org/local/). Since the dawn of biotechnology in the mid 1970s, private venture capital, major corporations, and state and federal governments have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the industry. Results have been mixed, in terms of benefits to local economies and products that reached the marketplace.