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Life Science Leader Asks: What Areas Are Often Overlooked by Academics Turned Biotech Entrepreneurs?

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In my third installment of a four-part series interviewing Peter Young, executive-in-residence with A.M. Pappas & Associates, he shared missteps made by academics aspiring to become entrepreneurs and also offered up some advice on partnering with VCs. Check out my interview, which will include lessons that won’t be a part of his 2015 BIO International Convention session, Inventing Your Own Hub: Evolving Institutional Models for Translational Medicine, (June 16, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., room 105AB) Here is Part 1, Read More >

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Biosimilars at the Federal Circuit – Can the Parties Be Compelled to Dance?

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In 2009, Congress passed the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”), which for the first time provided for biosimilar or interchangeable biological drug products.  But it was not until March 6, 2015, that the FDA approved the first biosimilar application – an application by Sandoz to market a version of Amgen’s NEUPOGEN® (filgrastrim) biologic drug product.  Nevertheless, there is still a question as to when Sandoz will be able to begin selling its drug product, Read More >

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5 Days Until BIO 2015: Meet the Official Bloggers!

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The 2015 BIO International Convention brings together biotech leaders, innovators and companies from across the world currently helping to transform the scientific landscape. The expert speakers and timely sessions are insightful and a great way to learn key industry takeaways and trends. It can be hard to keep track of everything going on at Convention and that is why we are working with bloggers and reporters who are covering events as they happen and can Read More >

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MIT Hacking Medicine Presents Idea Design Studio at #BIO2015

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Have you ever wanted to improve your healthcare experience? Have you ever felt like you have waited too long in the waiting room; or been annoyed when your care providers do not have access to your health records from a different hospital? YOU – can make a change today. Anyone can improve the healthcare system, because everyone has been a patient. And at its core, healthcare is viewed differently through the eyes of a patient, Read More >

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The Convergence of BioPharma and Digital Medicine

Dr. Eric Topol

Our newfound capability of digitizing the medical essence of human beings with biosensors, imaging, sequencing and other biologic omics (A “Google Medical Map” of Each Individual) will be the foundation for a new era of medicine — one that is datafied and democratized. Most of the leading biopharma companies have already begun to embrace digital medicine, through partnerships with online health communities, particularly Patients Like Me or via biosensors in a variety of conditions including Read More >

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