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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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15 Keys to Success from Fierce Biotech’s Top 15 Women in Biotech

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This week, Fierce Biotech recognized 15 women who are leading the way in biotech. Each of them represents the drive and determination that it takes to succeed in the industry, but what do they recommend beyond these inherent qualities? We pulled together the list below based on their profiles so that others can learn from their experience (yes, that made the list). In no particular order: 1. Take risks 2. Have an entrepreneurial spirit 3. Read More >

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Just how big is $11 Billion? GILD Acquires VRUS

Seeing the markets open down 2% or more on a Monday morning feels like “business as usual” on Wall Street these days. What is not, is seeing the Nasdaq Biotech Index (NBI) shoot up 4.5% on the same day the markets are cratering. It is very rare these days to find any sector not correlating with the volatile downturns set off by debt laden countries around the globe. So what is behind the inverse correlation Read More >

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Opportunity or Apocalypse? Prophecies for 2012

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On day two of the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco, Calif., attendees were eager to participate in the Closing Plenary. Historically, this session draws the biggest crowd of the conference and this year was no exception. Speaking to a packed audience, with standing room only, the panelists engaged in a lively discussion about the state of the industry and what is in the cards for 2012. Both Bryan Roberts, PhD, Partner, Venrock and Matthew Read More >

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Public Exits and Virtual Biotechs – Dreams or Reality?

Here at the 10th Annual BIO Investor Forum, investors and CEOs are debating “all the options” for private companies. The first panel of the conference explored the backdoor entrance into public markets as chilly winds continue to blow through the latest IPO window. For the lunch plenary, panelists examined the option to go virtual and make capital efficiency a reality. Reverse Mergers It is no secret that the IPO market for biotechs has been tough. Read More >

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