Innogen · News · December 11, 2008

Innogen Professors edit Special Issue of Internationl Journal of Biotechnology

Professor Luigi Orsenigo and Professor Joyce Tait edit special issue Volume 10, Issue 5: 'Evolution of the Life Science Industries'


In February 2005, Innogen, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics based in the University of Edinburgh and at the Open University, organised in Edinburgh a lively, thought-provoking and highly successful international conference on the Evolution of the Life Science Industries.

The broad aim of the conference was to reflect upon the problems that these industries were facing and the role that the new technologies (such as genomics, stem cells, bioinformatics) could play in further transforming the landscape, in terms of opportunities for innovation but also challenges for conventional business models, policies and regulation.

The papers in this Special Issue of the IJBT address these questions and offer a significant contribution to the debate as well as an extremely useful review of the state-of-the-art. Even more so, as these questions raise important issues for the economics of innovation in general, these papers contribute to a more general investigation into the contemporary patterns of technological and industrial progress.

The special issue, Volume 10, Issue 5, is available to download from the International Journal of Biotechnology website.

Abstracts of the following articles by Innogen colleagues are available on this website, please follow the links below.

  • Fixing the paradigm for biopharmaceutical R&D: Where to start? (Christopher-Paul Milne)

  • Impact of the life sciences on organisation and management of R&D in large pharmaceutical firms ()

  • Blazing the trail from stem cell research to regenerative medicine ( , A.Najib Murad, Julian C Sulej and )

  • Examining Scottish enterprise's framework for action in life sciences ()