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Plunkett's biotech & genetics industry almanac
Plunkett, Jack W.
Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Plunkett Research, [2001]

Physical Description:
viii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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"The only comprehensive guide to biotech companies and trends"--Half-title page.

Accompanied by one CD-ROM.
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TP248.17 .P59 2001 WITH CD-ROM Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac is a complete reference guide to the business side of biotechnology, genetics, proteomics and related services. This new book contains complete profiles of the leading biotech companies, in-depth chapters on trends in biotech, technology, finances and careers, a handy glossary and thorough indexes. New discoveries in biotech and genetics technologies will revolutionize health care in the early 21st Century. Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac, our easy-to-understand reference to the biotech and genetics industry is an absolutely vital addition to your office. For the first time, in one carefully-researched volume, you'll get all of the data you need including: complete basics, descriptions and statistics, research and development, growth companies, proteomics, genomics, The Human Genome Project, emerging technology, international companies and industry trends. Statistical tables include total patents, funding by source, R&D expenditures and much more-a total of 15 major tables. The book also includes complete profiles on the "Biotech & Genetics 400," our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in biotechnology. These are the 400 largest, most successful corporations in all facets of this exploding business. All of the information is indexed and cross-indexed, including contact names, addresses, Internet addresses, fax numbers, toll-free numbers, plus growth and hiring plans, finances, research, marketing, technology, acquisitions and much more for each firm! Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can request a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling export of contact names, addresses and more.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The familiar Plunkett format is applied to 400 major for-profit firms in the biotech and genetics field. Extensive indexing adds to the volume's usefulness.

Choice Review

For business researchers and job seekers, this almanac provides an overview of leading biotechnology firms and descriptions of emerging technology. The greater part of the work consists of individual profiles of more than 400 companies, emphasizing publicly held US firms but including a few foreign and privately held companies. Full-page profiles include type of business, product brand names, NAIC code, chief officer contact information, and Web address. Financial information is limited to total sales and profits for the past few years. Other information includes employee benefits, number of employees, and salaries for top executives. Useful narratives describe each company's growth potential, research focus, mergers/acquisitions, and other unique traits. Companies are indexed by name, subsidiaries, brand names, NAIC code, and product category. Other sections of the almanac include an overview of major technological trends in the industry, industry-wide statistics, and a career section (taken word for word from Occupational Outlook Handbook, CH, Dec'98). Much of the information presented here can be obtained from other standard sources, but the company and industry overviews make this a worthwhile addition to business and career reference collections. M. Courtois George Washington University

Table of Contents

A Short Biotech and Genetics Glossaryp. i
Introductionp. 1
How To Use This Bookp. 3
Chapter 1 Major Trends and Technologies Affecting the Biotech and Genetics Industryp. 7
Chapter 2 Biotech Research Techniques and Genetic Illustrationsp. 23
Chapter 3 Biotech and Genetics Industry Statisticsp. 43
Chapter 4 Biotech and Genetics Industry Contacts: Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Websitesp. 57
Chapter 5 Careers in Biotech and Geneticsp. 71
Chapter 6 The Biotech and Genetics 400: Who They Are and How They Were Chosenp. 103
Industry List, With Codesp. 104
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups (The Biotech and Genetics 400 grouped by industry and ranked for sales and profits)p. 105
Alphabetical Indexp. 116
Index of Headquarters Location by Statep. 121
Index of Headquarters Location by Countryp. 125
Index by Regions Where the Biotech and Genetics 400 Have Locationsp. 126
Index by Firms With International Operationsp. 131
Individual Profiles on each of The Biotech and Genetics 400p. 133
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minoritiesp. 561
Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliationsp. 562
List of Major Tables and Charts
Equity Investments in Biotechnologyp. 8
US Human Genome Project Fundingp. 18
Leading Biotech Companies Ranked by 1999 Worldwide Salesp. 44
Annual Percent Change in US RandD by Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companiesp. 45
Biotech Industry Financing 1999p. 46
FDA Approval Times for New Drugs 1987-1999p. 47
Major Industry Consolidations in 1999p. 48
Prevalence, Cost and Medicines in Development for Selected Major Diseases in the US in 2000p. 49
RandD as a Percent of Sales, Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, 1980-2000p. 50
RandD Total Investments by Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companiesp. 51
Total Biotechnology Patents Granted Per Yearp. 52
Venture Financing: Biotech Deals (Private Companies) and Dollars Raised 1992-2000p. 53
Biotech at a Glance 1998-1999p. 54
Bigger Biotech, Bigger Pharma 1999p. 55
Biotech and Genetics Industry Jobs: 1998 and Projected 2008p. 72
List of Illustrations
Andenovirusp. 27
Amino Acidp. 28
Antibodyp. 28
Base Pairp. 29
Chromosomep. 30
Cytogenetic Mapp. 31
DNAp. 32
DNA Replicationp. 33
Enzymep. 34
Genep. 34
Micro array Technologyp. 35
Messenger RNAp. 36
Nucleotidep. 37
Proteinp. 39
RNAp. 40