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Dow Jones VentureWire: BIO Report on Venture Funding for Therapeutic Innovation

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Today, Brian Gormley’s story – Biotech VCs Shift Away From Chronic Diseases, Report Says – highlights VC funding trends over a 10-year period. BIO released the report today showing that venture capital is shifting away from chronic diseases and increasing for rare diseases. The report categorized $38 billion of investment across more than 1,200 companies from 2004 through 2013. BIO’s report compares five-year periods before and after the financial crisis. From 2004 through 2008, for Read More >

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Forbes Asks: Should Economists Perform Surgery and Doctors Conduct Economic Policy?

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Over at Forbes, University of Chicago economist Tomas Philipson has an insightful post analyzing several of the arguments frequently made in recent debates about the price and value of innovative medicines. Philipson argues that physicians are often self-interested as buyers when complaining about drug prices, and often fail to understand the broader economic context in which drug pricing decisions must be made: “Just as you wouldn’t let a financial planner perform cancer surgery, we shouldn’t Read More >

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Sens. Alexander and Burr Release “Innovation for Healthier Americans” Report

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Today, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and committee member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) released a report on the challenges of ‘getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively.’ Specifically, the report looks at what is and is not working at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. The report kicks off a major initiative by the Committee to examine challenges with drug and medical device development Read More >

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Op-Ed in Forbes on the Threat to Philanthropy

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This week, Howard Husock extols the benefits of venture philanthropy through this Forbes op-ed. In the op-ed, Husock points out that private entities conduct a significant portion of applied research toward new drug development as referenced in this 2008 Manhattan Institute paper, “The Truth About Drug Innovation”, co-authored by two researchers from the Tufts University Center for the Study of Drug Development, and Institute Fellow Benjamin Zycher: “. . .among. . . thirty-five drugs and Read More >

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Announcing the BIO/Bloomberg Intelligence: 2015 Biotech Industry Outlook Survey

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Click here for the BIO/Bloomberg Intelligence: 2015 Biotech Industry Outlook Survey. Your investment plans and budgets all include growth assumptions and market forecasts. Can you trust them? 2014 was another banner year for biotech IPOs, with 81 companies in our industry going public, an increase of nearly 90 percent over 2013. Now we turn our attention to the year ahead and what we can expect. More blue skies or dark clouds?  M&A surpassing last year Read More >

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