SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – September 24, 2008) – Comprendia, a newly formed biotechnology and life sciences marketing consulting firm, is announcing the launch of BioStartup Marketing Kits, which will help biotechnology startups obtain the marketing they need to grow. The kits will enable the new companies to easily obtain the materials they need to launch, allowing their management to focus on other vital activities. BioStartup Marketing Kits are designed to meet the specialized needs of biotechnology companies, including materials and services such as website design, logo and branding, brochures, public relations, and social media.
This announcement comes at a time when biotechnology firms are touted as being a “safe haven” for investors during the current financial crisis. Large pharmaceutical and venture capital companies are investing in biotech companies to re-fill drug pipelines and provide novel tools for drug discovery. Additionally, the restructuring of large pharmaceutical companies has spawned a host of new drug discovery startups, founded by former big pharma employees. Choosing the right marketing strategy is essential to the success of these new, largely unknown businesses, because it not only determines their image and direction, but also their ability to raise money and recruit top scientists.
“We see a real need for science-savvy marketing solutions for small biotechnology companies,” said Mary Canady, Ph.D., Founder of Comprendia. “We understand the science that drives these companies, and can translate it into a winning marketing strategy that will lead to rapid and sustained growth for our clients. BioStartup Marketing Kits provide the materials and guide scientific entrepreneurs through a process which helps them define their objectives and message.” Dr. Canady’s insights into biotechnology marketing arise from her unique background in both science and business. She worked ten years as a biochemist and eight years in marketing and business development roles at life science and biotechnology companies, including Invitrogen and EMD/Merck Chemicals.
Comprendia, LLC, formed earlier this year, brings together Ph.D.-level scientific consultants with talented developers, designers and writers. Comprendia is located in San Diego, a biotechnology hub known for its close ties to world class research institutions such as Scripps Research Institute, Burnham Institute, and UCSD. Recently, San Diego has become home to a burgeoning green technology industry, with Sapphire Energy, Verenium, Genomatica, and Synthetic Genomics joining the biotech community. Comprendia serves the biotechnology, life sciences, and green technology industries worldwide.