Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stopping Hunger Through Biotechnology

By 2050, the world population will surge to 9 Billion, and feeding that growing population is a challenge that drives the global biotech community every day. In a world where already 1 Billion people suffer from hunger, we cannot let up in our efforts to develop and implement new, more sustainable agricultural practices. That was the message of the February 12th event titled, “Now Serving: 9 Billion”, where a panel of international experts discussed biotechnology Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Millions Around World to Observe Rare Disease Day

On Sunday, Feb. 28, millions of people around the world will observe “World Rare Disease Day”. This is an annual event sponsored in the U.S. by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and in Europe by the European Rare Disease Organisation (EURORDIS). Plans for the day—and the days leading up to it—include awareness events sponsored by patient organizations, a rally organized by pre-medical students at the University of Connecticut, a scientific symposium at the Read More >

Jim's Corner  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post

VC Fundraising Back to 2005 Levels

Is Venture Capital “holding up” for US biotech? Although there is a silver lining that venture capital fundraising for biotechnology outpaced other sectors in the US in 2009 and a number of new start-ups have been launched (see NVCA press release here), the multiyear trend is down. But by how much? I took a look at absolute numbers compiled by different sources to calculate where we are. The average is used because some sources include Read More >

Inside BIO Industry Analysis  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: ,

Where do you do your partnering?

Netbooks may have bridged the gap between laptops and mobile phones, at least for the time being (iPad or Windows Phone 7 anyone?).  However, where do you do your partnering?  Chances are it’s from your mobile computer a couple of days before the conference. Where you do partner?  Plane? Hotel room? Office?  I don’t partner…but my admin does? Check out the results of BIO’s unofficial survey into the matter.  By unofficial, I mean I made Read More >

The One-on-One Compass  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , ,

Posts from the 12th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York (Feb 2010)

I created a new page on the blog (now called the “CONFERENCES” tab) where key takeaways from conference panels, speakers, etc., can be posted. My first three are now up from the business panels at last week’s 12th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York: NOTES FROM THE M&A PANEL NOTES FROM THE FINANCING PANELS NOTES FROM THE ‘GOING COMMERCIAL’ PANEL -David Thomas

Inside BIO Industry Analysis  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: ,