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2006 News Items

Fortune Magazine: Tools For Better Living

Tools for Better Living, Australia
December 11, 2006

The Basement Interviews

Open and Shut by Richard Poynder, USA
September 22, 2006
Richard Jefferson, founder and CEO of CAMBIA, and 'leading light' of the Biological Open Source Movement, talks to Richard Poynder

Science as Social Enterprise: The CAMBIA BiOS Initiative

Innovation, USA
September 1, 2006
"Extraordinary efficiencies occur when the tools of innovation are shared ... and are low or no-cost."

AVIAN INFLUENZA: Pushed by an Outsider, Scientists Call for Global Plan to Share Flu Data

Science Magazine, USA
August 25, 2006
CAMBIA to lend expertise in life science collaboration to the scientists from over 30 countries who have announced plans to share data on avian influenza.

Open Science: Open Source Licenses in Scientific Research

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, USA
July 3, 2006
"Another success story in open science is CAMBIA...attempting to solve many of the problems open science has faced by the judicious use of IP work arounds...."

Out to break biotech's IP stranglehold

Science|Business, USA
June 7, 2006
Biological Open Source "would enable both commercial and non-profit entities to pool ideas and apply innovations more broadly, and more cheaply"

WIPO support for BIOS

Letter, WIPO
May 23, 2006
WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) extends support to the BIOS Initiative.

Patent Transparency Critical for Innovation

CAMBIA Media Release, Australia
April 13, 2006

Open Source BioTech

Red Herring, USA
April 11, 2006
"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source." In a feature edition, renowned IT mag Red Herring focuses on CAMBIA's role in pushing the boundaries of the biotech industry.

Controls over Plant Genetic Resources

Nature Reviews Genetics, USA
April 1, 2006
Strategies from the patent system that keep technologies available to farmers could be adapted and built into biodiversity laws to suit the exchange of genetic resources. These could include open-source strategies as initiated by CAMBIA's BiOS Initiative.

Open, but not as usual

The Economist
March 16, 2006
“Open-source” models move beyond software into other businesses. The way open source projects organise themselves is critical to ensuring their quality. CAMBIA, Toyota and Sun are cited.

Navigating the Future(s) of Biotech Intellectual Property

Nature Biotechnology, USA
March 8, 2006
What impact is open source having on the biotech IP system?

Who's who in biotech

Nature Biotechnology, USA
March 1, 2006
Nature Biotechnology's readers select some of biotech's most remarkable and influential personalities from the past 10 years. Richard Jefferson makes the shortlist.

Bayh-Dole: if we knew then what we know now

Nature Biotechnology, USA
March 1, 2006
More than 25 years after the US Bayh-Dole Act was passed to encourage technology transfer from universities, is it time to reexamine and revamp this key legislation?

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The Freedom to Innovate: A Privilege or a Right? (info)
Editorial of The Plant Cell, May 2007
"...efforts to make the claims of patents ... more transparent and navigable, such as the Patent Lens ...should be supported by all."

Google is Great, but the Patent Lens is Better
Tech LawForum, December 14, 2006
"Transparency in patents is a good idea others are getting into in a big way, but there's still room for mutual improvement."

Patently Transparent (info)
Nature Biotechnology , May 2006
"The ability to interpret and filter intellectual property (IP) has never been more important...Cambia's Patent Lens is a giant leap in the right direction"

Open Source BioTech
Red Herring,
April 11, 2006
"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source." In a feature edition, renowned IT mag Red Herring focuses on Cambia's role in pushing the boundaries of the biotech industry.

Navigating the Future(s) of Biotech Intellectual Property
Nature Biotechnology, March 8, 2006
What impact is open source having on the biotech IP system?

Open Source Biotech: Science as a Tool for Social Justice
Genome Canada's Bulletin,
July 1, 2005
"If you can't win the game, then change the rules. That could be the mantra of Cambia..."

Open-Source Practices for Biotechnology'
New York Times, February 10, 2005
A profile of BIOS including a discussion of the Nature publication.

Gene Transfer to Plants by Divers Species of Bacteria
Nature, February 10, 2005
Cambia researchers publish a groundbreaking study demonstrating the viability of non-Agrobacterium bacteria in plant gene transfer.