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Where’s the Deal?

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With only two weeks to go in 2011 it is looking like a five year low for deals. The chart below shows therapeutic deals dropping every year since 2007. We use the Windhover/Elsevier Strategic Transaction Database as our starting point for deal analytics. We analyze each deal to determine if the deal is for a drug asset, removing generic/OTC deals, manufacturing/service deals, device/diagnostics/tools deals, and tech transfer deals. What remains are deals for biotech company Read More >

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BIO CEO Company Snapshot: NuPathe Inc.

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The Company Snapshots have returned for our next One-on-One Partnering event, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, taking place in New York City this February.  The companies that will be profiled in these snapshots will all be presenting at the event, and we hope this provides the opportunity to learn more about them, and catch up on what’s new. For our first Snapshot for the BIO CEO event, we’ve spoken with NuPathe Inc. about their Read More >

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Drug Discovery & Development: Partnering for Success…and Survival

There are pressures on Big Pharma and biotech emerging companies alike to engage in more creative deal making to ensure positive outcomes for both parties, Ted Agres writes in Drug Discovery and Development. While the number of deals has remained relatively flat in 2011, the dollar amount of individual deals has increased overall. Oncology remains the most sought after category, followed by CNS, anti-infectives, metabolic diseases, dermatology and cardiovascular. Partnering activity at BIO events is on Read More >

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Tap into the Next Generation of Scientists

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The importance of mentoring and training students to become scientists has never been more critical as the U.S. aims to maintain its leadership in biotechnology. For students considering a future career path, biotech holds great promise. The industry currently employs 1.42 million Americans in high-wage, high quality jobs while supporting an additional 6.6 million jobs throughout the U.S.  On average, biotech jobs pay roughly two-thirds more than the average annual wage of the total U.S. Read More >

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Start 2012 with BIO – in Osaka!

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With BIO’s Fall events behind us, the team here quickly shifted focus to 2012! On January 31st, the BIO Asia International Conference will commence its ninth year!  What’s something new about the conference?  It’s moved!  Originally, BIO Asia was hosted in Tokyo, but the event has relocated for the first time and will now be held in Osaka, Japan.  We’re very excited about being in this city, which is Japan’s third largest, and is well-known Read More >

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