The Filter ends the week with an update on agbiotech in China and an OpEd on using prizes to spur innovation. As always, feel free to comment or ask a question below.
- In the Wall Street Journal‘s report of a potential deal between agricultural giants Monsanto and Sinochem is "an update of China’s efforts to catch up to the US in the agbiotech field":http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303678704576438151534829450.html.
- Melinda Moree, CEO of BIO Ventures for Global Health, writes in the Huffington Post that the Obama administration and other donors should invest in prizes to help meet the urgent challenges of global health.
- By early next year, India and Denmark will launch a joint strategic biotech research program, especially in emerging sectors like stem cells and cell therapy, says Pharmabiz.