Posts Tagged ‘Biotechnologies’
The Best of the Web column has become one of GEN‘s (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) most popular features. So (they) have created a database of past reviews, making it quick and easy for you to find websites in a specific category of interest.
My opinion: What I appreciate is that each site is commented (strong and weak points) and rated by the editor. It is not a new directory with plenty of websites: only a few sites are referenced by category and each selection is an high-quality resource. The selection is of course biotech-oriented but not only: I would recommend the category “Databases” which is full of must-know web sites …
NextBio is a free life science search engine. Now a researcher or clinician can search the world’s public life sciences data and literature – 10,000 experiments, 16 million articles, and billions of data points. The interest of such a tool (biotech & human oriented) is to provide researcher with a combination of experimental data, literature (medline) and Clinical trials on a single interface.
SciBx is a joint publication of BioCentury (focused on business and strategy) and Nature Publishing Group (focused on Science for Scientists)
– Deals with science and biobusiness synergies
– Objectives: comb the scientific literature to find commercially relevant targets, markers and techniques ; highlight the licensing status, etc.
– 400 articles are analyzed per week from 40 journals, 40 articles only are reported
– 20-pages published weekly in PDF format and delivered to subscribers by e-mail
and a commercial presentation during the last Online Information London 2008: http://www.online-information.co.uk/online08/files/conferencing/17/Peter%20Collins_Wed_STM.pdf
My opinion: is among authoritative digest services which could be more and more valuable for busy managers and scientist who don’t have time to digest the stream of alerts which comes everyday in their mailbox