Five Day Filter

Another week in the books, another Filter. Here’s some Father’s Day weekend catch-up reading for those of a bioentrepreneurial bent.

Beijing has identified biotech as one of the strategic industries in which to nurture innovators in order to reduce China’s reliance on foreign technology and create higher-paying jobs, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. But some of its tactics have irritated its trading partners.

In an interview with EurActiv, South Africa’s minister of science and technology Naledi Pandor touches on partnering with the BRIC countries and developing South African biotechnology in conjunction with indigenous knowledge, which is at present not well understood.

Microventures CEO Bill Clark, writing at Mashable, asks how much money should a start-up raise? For biotechs, the answer is “more than others.”

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Michael Francisco