63 posts in category News

The hologenome: A new view of evolution

New Scientist magazine,  January 12, 2013 Author: New Scientist The hologenome theory of evolution, and its development by Cambia CEO Richard Jefferson, featured in the January 12th Cover Story of New Scientist magazine. DISPOSING of corpses can be tricky. Bury them in a shallow grave and hungry animals are liable to dig them up. ...

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Cambia is named to the list of World’s Top 100 NGOs 2012 by The Global Journal

The Global Journal,  January 12, 2012 Author: The Global Journal From the hundreds of thousands of Non-Governmental Organizations in the world, the Global Journal has selected the Top 100 based on impact, innovation, transparency, accountability and efficiency. Cambia is honored to be amongst this group for its achievements in democratiz...

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Q&A with Richard Jefferson – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review,  February 14, 2011 Author: Johanna MairThis Q&A session with Richard Jefferson was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Richard Jefferson believes that biotechnology can be used to benefit the poor and disenfranchised, but only if the R&D process is democratized so that everyone has ...

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USPTO makes US Patent Data Publicly available

Open letter to Mr David Kappos, Director of USPTO,  November 01, 2010 Author: Richard Jefferson In an open letter Richard Jefferson, CEO of Cambia, congratulates the United States Patent Office (USPTO) on their progress in providing comprehensive, timely and highest-quality text and data for US Patent Applications and Grants. Read the ...

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Richard Jefferson is interviewed by NewsClick, India

Newsclick (India),  May 08, 2010 Author: Satyajit Rath Richard Jefferson, CEO of Cambia was interviewed by Satyajit Rath, scientist at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. The interview took place in New Delhi when Richard was there presenting to the Open Source Drug Discovery.

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Richard Jefferson interviewed on ABC Lateline

ABC Lateline,  April 13, 2010 Author: Ticky Fullerton Is the race to find and own all the drought resistant plant genes on the planet a risk to universal access to food and the end of biodiversity or a solution to the predicted global food crisis? Richard Jefferson, CEO of Cambia was interviewed by Ticky Fullerton for the ABC Lateline ...

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Patent literature and Innovation in Africa

Intellectual Property Watch,  October 19, 2009 Intellectual Property Watch is a non-profit independent news service that reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies. In a recent article entitled "Spurring Local Innovation In Africa By ...

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Richard Jefferson speaks at the Acacia Learning Forum, Dakar Senegal

In an interview made by AfricanCommons.org at the Acacia Learning Forum, in Dakar Senegal on October 7, Richard Jefferson talks about the Initiative for Open Innovation. Richard explains that in business schools, open innovation is used to describe a way of utlising other peoples' innovations to develop new business products - the "not invented ...

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Collaboration key to biological energy production

CIO,  October 06, 2009 Researchers to unlock codes for open source green energy Australian scientist hopes greater patent transparency will lead to a worldwide open source platform for biological energy production. A group of international scientists headed by Australian Richard Jefferson is establishing the framework for a biofuels ...

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A Singular Victory for Open Innovation

Business Standard,  August 05, 2009 Author: Latha Jishnu Latha Jishnu / New Delhi August 05, 2009, 0:36 IST Some weeks ago, I had excited mail from Professor Richard Jefferson. The American-born molecular biologist, who lives in Australia, was writing from Geneva airport a couple of days before he was scheduled to give a speech at a ...

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New initiatives to cure diseases of the poor world, The Economist

The Economist,  July 16, 2009 HEALTH-CARE activists have long maintained that the system for granting patents on drugs denies the poor access to essential medicines and discourages pharmaceutical firms from collaborating to develop new ones for neglected diseases. Several initiatives announced this week, some focused on collaboration and ...

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The Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI) is officially launched!

IOI July 13 Press Release,  July 13, 2009 CEO Richard Jefferson launches the Initiative for Open Innovation in a invited speech at the UN sponsored meeting on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues, in Geneva July 13 & 14. The Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI) is a new global facility dedicated to making the world’s patent ...

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