LInks to Additional Biotechnology and Related Resources
Quertle - This is a very useful search engine that combines MEDLINE/Pubmed, full text documents from BioMed Central, and News. Instructions for using Quertle and how it differs from PubMed can be found here.
Patent Storm - Offers full text US patents and patent applications form the US Patent Office for free.
EnGrant Scientific - Searchable database of research projects and funding, with analytics tools and it’s own search engine.
AdvaMed - Trade group for the medical device industry/medical technology industry.
Alliance for Regenerative Medicine - This is the lobbying group for stem cell (regenerative medicine) proponents, consisting of biotech, patient, and academic organizations.
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organization. This is the lobbying organization for the biotechnology industry.
GphA - Generic Pharmaceutical Association. This is the lobbying group for companies that make generic medicines.
PhRMA - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This is the lobbying group for the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmaceutical Security Institute - Not for profit trade group that assesses, tracks, and fights the flow of counterfeit medicines around the world.
Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association - Trade group representing the life sciences in WA State.
Companies That Provide Paid Access to the Biomedical Literature (Journal Access)
Pubget - Find and purchase papers available on PubMed and many other journals
DeepDyve - Rental service for access to scientific research articles
Get It Now - Full text articles from the Copyright Clearance Center for academic users
Other Biomedical/Pharma/Biotech Websites of Interest
12andMe Sarcoma Community - Effort to understand the biology of sarcoma by studying the genes of sarcoma patients and sarcoma survivors
4researchers.org - Practical advice from working researchers to up and coming scientists on the ins and outs of funding, research design, collaboration, publishing, giving talks, and career advancement.
Access to Medicine Index - This is an international non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. It ranks pharmaceutical companies with respect to their efforts to provide drugs and other resources for neglected diseases that primarily afflict people in impoverished parts of the world.
Adverse Events - Critical drug safety and outcome information on all FDA approved medications.
Allen Human Brain Atlas - Maps the anatomical location and activity of genes within the human and mouse brain.
American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists Drug Product Shortages - List of drugs and vaccines that are currently in short supply in the US due to manufacturing problems or other issues
American Type Culture Collection - A private, non-profit biological resource center and resource organization focused on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development, and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and other research materials.
Asian Cancer Research Group - An independent, not-for-profit company established by Eli Lilly, Merck, and Pfizer to accelerate research on commonly diagnosed cancers in Asia; data to be shared via an open-source community.
Biotechnology Institute - Institute with a mission to promote biotechnology and its medicinal, agricultural, and environmental applications.
Cancer Commons - An open science initiative that provides patients with personalized, actionable information that can save lives. It’s utility is focused through CollabRx web based applications and services.
canSar - Cancer drug discovery database based at the UK’s Centre for Cancer Therapeutics at the Institute of Cancer Research. The site seeks to meld chemical, biological, and eventually clinical information on drug targets, genes, chemicals and is a freely available resource for researchers.
CollabRx - Patient driven approach for developing treatments for various diseases.
Center for Rare Childhood Disorders - A program for diagnosing children within the Translational Genomics Research Institute
Creative Commons - Expanding the use of licenses to scientific and technical research to facilitate open access.
Crimson Project - Enables high-throughput, IRB compliant specimen acquisition for medical centers and research enterprises.
DERP (Drug Effectiveness Review Project) - A collaborative project out of the University of Oregon that is conducting systematic, evidence-based reviews of the comparative effectiveness and safety of drugs.
Drugs for Neglected Disease Initiative - This is a collaborative, non profit drug research and development organization that is developing new treatments for malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, and Chagas disease. Works in partnership with industry, academia, and non-government organizations.
DSMZ - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures) is the most comprehensive Biological Resource Centre in Europe.
ENCODE: The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements - An international research consortium that is building a comprehensive parts list of functional genomic elements in both humans and mice.
Faster Cures - A non-profit think tank that works to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of medical research; associated with the Milken Institute.
Genetic Alliance - Nonprofit health advocacy group; network includes more than 1000 disease specific organizations as well as companies, universities, government agencies, and public policy organizations.
Genomes Unzipped - Information on developments in genetic testing of individuals and genome sequencing.
Human Genome Variation Society - Promotes collection, documentation, and distribution of genomic variation information with links to many databases.
Innovative Medicines Initiative - Europe’s largest public-private program supports collaborative research projects; a joint undertaking of the EU and the pharma industry association EFPIA.
International Rare Disease Research Consortium - Working to put together a framework to facilitate research activities and develop treatments for rare diseases.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices - Non-profit that educates consumers and the healthcare community on best practices for safely giving medications.
iSymposia - Free online science conferences.
Masters in Biotechnology - Site with information on academic institutions that grant masters degrees in biotechnology.
Medicines for Malaria Venture - This is a not-for-profit public-private partnership established as a foundation in Switzerland in 1999. As the name indicates, it is focused on developing new medicines to treat malaria.
Medicines Patent Pool Initiative - Program aims to improve access to affordable HIV medications in low and middle income companies.
mutaDATABASE - free online database of human disease genes, variants, genes, and features of patients with monogenic disease.
National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education - Not-for-profit organization focused on research and education in pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing.
One Mind for Research - Organization that seeks to develop treatments for brain diseases by pooling academic and industry efforts.
Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base - A searchable database illustrating how genetics effects the activity of various drugs.
PharmedOut - A university-based project that empowers physicians to identify and counter inappropriate pharmaceutical promotion practices.
PLoS One - An interactive open-access journal for the communication of peer-reviewed scientific and medical research.
Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research at University of California - San Francisco. Innovative grant funding program to support research at this branch campus that is considered too risky for the NIH.
Public Citizen Health Research Group - Division of Public Citizen that is focused on promoting safer drugs and public health.
RARE Project - Focused on rare disease advocacy, research, and education.
Registry of Standard Biological Parts - Collection of genetic elements that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systems.
Scientific American World View - A global biotechnology perspective, focused on IP, intensity, enterprise support, education and workforce, and foundations that support biotechnology.
Science Commons - Creates strategies and tools that are designed to make web enabled scientific research more efficient. Their stated ultimate goal is to speed the translation of data into discoveries. One specific project is focused on improving the Material Transfer Agreement process.
Science Exchange - A marketplace where you can outsource an experiment, take advantage of extra capacity to handle the experiments of others. A way to get experiments done more quickly and easily.
Therapeutic Targets Database - Searchable database of drugs, drug targets, and specific pathways, including information on clinical trials, approved drugs, and experimental drugs made against targets (61 protein classes and 140 drug therapeutic classes).
TRAIN Central Station - A platform facilitating venture philanthropy in medical research; associated with the Faster Cures think tank.
Translational Genomics Research Institute - Non-profit focused on using genomics to advance translational medicine
Tufts University Institute for Biopharmaceutical Partnerships - Model program through which Tufts University seeks to establish collaborations and explore commercialization strategies to partner with faculty research programs.
Undiagnosed Diseases Program - This is a special program of the NIH set up to diagnose and understand extremely rare diseases where no medical explanations have been forthcoming. The resulting information has generated new biological understandings.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines - Non-profit organization promoting the development of medicines in the public interest by focusing on how universities handle their intellectual property and the effects of the Bayh-Dole amendment and analogous legislation.
Science Societies and Associations
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Primary organization in the US whose mission is to "advance science and serve society"; publishes the journal Science weekly. Founded in 1848, it operates as an international non-profit organization.
American Association for Cancer Research - Mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.
American Society of Clinical Oncology - Professional organization for doctors who treat cancer.
FASEB - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology - A coalition of societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life scientists, with a focus on public policy issues.
National Postdoctoral Association - Organization that provides career and professional resources for post doctoral fellows, with information for graduate students and faculty as well.
Principal Investigators Association - Advice and information for PI’s on grants, publishing, lab management, intellectual property, research compliance, and more.
Bayh-Dole Legislation - Website highlights the role the 1980 Bayh-Dole amendment had on enabling academic institutions to retain title to their inventions developed using federal funds.
The Biomarkers Consortium - A public-private partnership that endeavors to develop, validate, and qualify biological markers (biomarkers) in an effort to enable the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases.
Biotechnology Resources for Researchers - Databases, registries, clinical research, basic research networks, reagents, services, standardization programs, resources for tissues, cells, and animals.
Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) - Collection of biological cancer data along with tools for analyzing this data; supported by the National Cancer Institutes Center for Biomedical Informatics.
The Cancer Genome Atlas - A project aimed at understanding the molecular basis of cancer using genome analysis and related technologies.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Covers a variety of health information including disease information, healthy living, etc.
Clinical Trials - A registry of on ongoing and completed federal and privately supported clinical trials; the site is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Allows searching by condition, drug, sponsor, and location.
Critical Path Initiative - A strategic plan enacted by the FDA to drive innovation in the way that drugs are developed, evaluated, manufactured, and used.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Information on drugs, drug approvals, medical devices, vaccines, biologics, cosmetics, food, tobacco, and public health.
FDA Basics for Industry - Website to provide information to industry to facilitate an understanding of the drug approval process.
Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) - NIH funded National Center for Biomedical Computing. It is developing tools to allow researchers to use existing clinical data for discovery research.
The International HapMap Project - Overseen by the National Human Genome Research Institute, this project is focused on identifying genetic variations between various individuals and using this information to understand how these differences contribute to health and disease.
Knockout Mouse Project at the National Human Genome Research Institute - Goal is to knock out some 8500 mouse genes using gene targeting, and to establish a repository of knockout mice. This effort is tied to the International Knockout Mouse Consortium.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences - New 2010 NIH initiative designed to “do some of the dirty work that pharmaceutical companies cannot or will not do”. Will work on drug development and be run out of the NIH budget.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - Hosts numerous databases that can be queried for free.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Offers advice on putting together presentations for small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer research (STTR) grants. The grants sites themselves can also be reached directed at SBIR and STTR.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - The nation's medical research agency. Health information for consumers in addition to info on grants, research, and health news.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Information on funding opportunities, awards, discoveries, news, publications, statistics, classroom resources, speeches and lectures etc.
Pubmed - A service of the US National Library of Medicine that allows searching of Medline as well as a large number of life science journals.
Pubmed Central - A free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences information that is part of the national library of medicine. How current and how far back the collection goes varies with each journal in the archive. Some journals are not part of the collection.
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - Information on applying for patents and searching the US patent database. Also includes info on trademarks and intellectual property law and policy.