Monthly Archives: October 2009

Panelists ponder when the window will open

Panelists in this afternoon’s business roundtable “Window Shopping – The Buyer’s Perspective on Today’s IPO Candidates” contemplated what it’s going to take to return to a vibrant IPO market. “What we need is public market examples of IPOs that are successful,” said Ashley Dombkowski, PhD, a managing director at MPM Capital. Daniel Lyons, PhD, CFA, an equity research analyst at Janus Capital added that having a lack of opportunities can make a company stand out Read More >

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Healthcare reform: sustaining biotech innovation in a new world

The Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum kicked off today with a plenary session on health care reform with expert panelists who are entrenched in the day-to-day debate of the most comprehensive changes ever proposed for the U.S. health care system. Panelists agreed that it’s been a long and complicated debate and the end of year deadline is ambitious yet within the realm of possibility. Michelle Easton, a partner at Tarplin, Downs and Young, LLC, asserted that Read More >

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Guest blogger post: The Lure of Translational Research

As a breast cancer advocate, I am seduced by the lure of translational research and the promises of personalized medicine that will make the one size fits all approach to cancer treatment obsolete and possibly reduce over-treatment, toxicity, and treatment errors. I will be attending the BIO Technology Transfer Symposium and BIO Investor Forum next week and will look forward to hearing insights from biotech industry leaders. The Tech Transfer Symposium will address opportunities and Read More >

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Encouraging Louisiana to Partner with BIO

Louisiana is one of just a few states that do not yet have a BIO affiliate. I was invited to speak to community leaders in New Orleans by Jim McNamara, a local real estate investor who is presently the Secretary of the Board of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a Member of the Greater New Orleans Biosciences Economic Development District and a Commissioner of the Downtown Development District of New Orleans. Jim believes biotechnology can Read More >

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The Burrill Report Interview with Jim Greenwood

The Burrill Report’s Daniel Levine spoke with Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO, about the upcoming Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum’s opening plenary session on healthcare reform. Greenwood will be moderating the session, “Healthcare Reform: Sustaining Biotech Innovation in a New World.” Listen to the podcast.

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