In the past few years, an increasing number of scientists at all stages in their career have moved from academia to biotech companies. What many of these investigators have discovered is that their graduate and post-graduate education did not prepare them for the problems and situations they now face in the world of biotech startups. This book provides the reader with a quick and concise guide to making this transition. Written by an experienced academician and successful biotechnology entrepreneur, it draws on the author's own experience in moving from academia to biotech and back again. The chapters list common and unique features to evaluate, breaking down complex decisions into manageable elements. Several sections provide "how to" guides for the preparation of manuscripts, patents, grants, and internal company documents. The book provides parallels and contrasts between the processes of choosing a post-doctoral fellowship and a biotechnology company. This book is an invaluable guide for novice and experienced scientists wanting to start a career in the biotech field and for the academicians who train them. Book jacket.Gimble, Jeffrey is the author of 'Academia To Biotechnology Career Changes At Any Stage', published 2004 under ISBN 9780122841514 and ISBN 0122841514.