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PIUG 2007 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Overview | Program | Presentations (members only) | Accommodations | Travel

Monday, February 12, 2007 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
Cambridge, MA


We are very pleased to announce a new meeting with a focus on Biotechnology. The PIUG Boston Biotechnology meeting will be held on Monday, February 12, 2007 hosted by Amgen, One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000, Cambridge, MA. Due to space considerations this meeting is limited to 50 attendees.

The focus of this meeting will be sequence searching, particularly the following areas:

  1. The legal aspects of sequence searching (freedom to operate, patentability, validity)
  2. Content of sequence databases (GenBank, EMBL, DDBJ, PCTGEN, CAS Registry, GeneSeq)
  3. Software for searching sequences (exact, pattern matching, Smith-Waterman, blast, fasta, Genome Quest)
  4. Why do sequence searching and how to interpret results (explore the "cycle" and examine the connections between content, software and the legal question)

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship support of BizInt, GeneIT, FIZ Karlsruhe and Threshold Information.

BizInt Solutions


Contributor FIZ Karlsruhe
Contributor Threshold Information, Inc.  

Program Committee


Robert Austin (FIZ Karlsruhe)
Elyse Turner (Merck & Co. Inc.)
Suzanne G. Robins (Patent Information Services Inc.)
Qin Meng (Amgen Inc.)


Sian Griffiths (Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

Meeting Book Preparation

Alison Taylor (Threshold Information Inc.)


Barbara Hurwitz (Independent Patent Searcher)
Ken Koubek (Rohm & Haas Co.)
Christine Leyva (Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc.)


Donald Walter (Thomson Scientific)


Rodney Cruise (Phillips Ormonde & Fitzpatrick)
Glen Kotapish (IdeationHQ, LLC / PlanetPatent.Com)
Ric Snead (Thomson Scientific)
Tom Wolff (Wolff Information Consulting LLC)


Qin Meng
Information Consultant
Amgen Libraries
One Kendall Square, Bld. 1000
Cambridge, MA 02139

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