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Prosensa’s IPO and the Value of the BIO Investor Forum

Hans Schikan

Prosensa (NASDAQ: RNA) is a Dutch biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-modulating therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. Our primary focus is on rare neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders with a large unmet medical need, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. We completed an IPO onto NASDAQ in June of this year. Prior to last year’s BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco, we were still in the very Read More >

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JOBS Act Provides Innovators with Capital Boost

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Despite all the talk of gridlock and polarization in Washington these days, successful, bipartisan pieces of legislation are not a thing of the past. One of them is the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which makes it easier for emerging growth companies to raise capital by going public. The JOBS Act provides qualifying companies with a five year “on-ramp” period to comply with some of the regulatory requirements involved when making the transition from Read More >

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Driving Innovation in Breast Cancer: Startup Challenge

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The Avon Foundation (AF), National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) have partnered to launch a “first of a kind” Business Plan and Start-Up Challenge for Breast Cancer (BC) inventions that have high commercial viability and are important to public health. This challenge will accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency and AF grantee BC inventions, spur economic growth, and provide Universities a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship learning portfolio. Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: DLVR Therapeutics

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DLVR Therapeutics will be presenting in the Discovery Company Track at the upcoming BIO Investor Forum. Below, this early-stage company based in Ontario, answers our snapshot questions to provide attendees and readers with more perspective on their work. Company Snapshot What is your company’s lead product or technology?  DLVR is developing an innovative nanoparticle for delivery of nucleotides, such as small interfering RNA (siRNA). Our key differentiator is the synthesis of an HDL-mimetic phospholipid-based particle Read More >

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Top Biotech States Ranked

We here at BIO prefer to stay away from ranking states. After all, every state is different. Bioscience economic development in a nation as large and diverse as the United States is as varied as the country itself. A complex array of factors influence the allocation of resources and the nature of bioscience industry development: Presence of Universities Talent in the workforce Climate and geography Sufficiency of business capital Historical economic influences Ultimately, these characteristics Read More >

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