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13 Days Until BIO 2015: Moneyball: Acing the Big Pharma/Small Biotech Deal

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In just a few weeks, thousands of players in the pharma and biotech industry will converge on Philadelphia for BIO 2015 seeking knowledge, insight and, for many, the ultimate goal – new partnerships. Collaboration is often the key to success for emerging biotech companies and big pharma alike as it can open the door to new markets, influencers and revenue streams. In oncology, deals between established pharmaceutical companies and early-stage biotechs are especially relevant and Read More >

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Life Science Leader Asks: What is the Role VCs Play in Partnering with Small Biotech?

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When Peter Young began planning his session proposal for this year’s BIO International Conference, the executive-in-residence with A.M. Pappas & Associates, like many submitters hoping to serve as 2015 BIO change agents, wanted to create a session worthy of your time. While I am sure you will find the session he will be moderating fascinating (Inventing Your Own Hub: Evolving Institutional Models for Translational Medicine, June 16, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM, Room 105AB), Young, a Read More >

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My Journey From BioGENEius to PhD Student

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve known that research and biotechnology would be a large part of my life. Science has always been a passion of mine, and I was lucky to be guided into the laboratory at an early age. In 11th grade I met my mentor, Dr. Angela Crawley, when she was a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Jonathan Angel’s laboratory at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Here, I was introduced Read More >

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Out of Africa: Biomedical Innovation and Expertise


Scientific research holds the key to unlocking creative and effective solutions for alleviating the burden of disease on the world’s populations. Developing countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are disproportionately encumbered by disease – many of which are endemic only to those geographies.  Yet these same regions are a wellspring of innovative and creative ideas that are being used to advance biomedical science and healthcare product development. Research centers within these regions are yet Read More >

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How BioGENEius Led Me To Discover My Passion for Biotechnology


As a wide-eyed 15-year old, I presented my research on epigenetics to an eminent panel of Ph.Ds. The setting was the BioGENEius Challenge alongside the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta. The participation and the recognition for my work during the Convention in Atlanta ignited my passion for a career in biotechnology. I have always aspired to be a change-maker making an enduring impact on society. I found a purposeful pathway in biotechnology through the Read More >

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