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Biotech CEOs Talk JOBS Act and IPO Experiences at 2014 BIO Investor Forum

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The JOBS Act has contributed to a dramatic acceleration in new biotech IPOs since its passage, with nearly a tripling in the rate of companies going public in the industry. By changing how entrepreneurs can access and communicate with investors earlier in the process, the JOBS Act has fundamentally shifted how CEOs of discovery-driven companies must spend their time dealing with internal versus external priorities. Yesterday at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum, a panel of Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: Syntrix Biosystems

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1.     What is your company’s lead product or technology? Omnitram (O-desmethyltramadol) is a novel  oral analgesic developed by Syntrix that alleviates pain via a dual mechanism involving mu-opioid receptor activation and inhibition of the reuptake of norepinephrine.  Omnitram is in clinical development and has just completed a Phase 1b double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (N=40) in experimental pain. 2.     What sets your company apart from competitors? Omnitram is a proprietary solution for pain relief that is Read More >

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BIO Urges Comprehensive Tax Reform

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Earlier this week, the Treasury Department issued a notice of its intent to propose rules to limit corporate inversions. In response, we are urging Congress and the Administration to reform the corporate tax system in order to maintain America’s global competitiveness, sustain and create American jobs, and encourage investments in the United States. The U.S. has one of the highest effective corporate tax rates in the world. Current U.S. corporate tax laws, including the lack Read More >

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Members of Congress Agree: Reg A+ Rules Need National Standard

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We’ve written before about the importance of implementing Title IV of the JOBS Act (commonly referred to as the “Reg A+” provision) in a way that will best encourage biotech capital formation. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood also discussed the issue in an op-ed at Forbes last week. At issue is whether the SEC will set a national standard for the review of Reg A+ offerings or instead subject companies to the labyrinth that Read More >

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NCATS SBIR Announces Funding For Biotechs and Small Business Technology Development

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The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking qualified applicants for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NCATS, which offers $17.6 million annually through these programs, has issued a call for applications for two funding opportunities: Contract funding to support small businesses and venture-backed technology development, due Nov. 5, 2014. Investigator-initiated grant funding,due Dec. 5, 2014. NCATS’ SBIR and STTR programs are engines of innovation Read More >

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