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A Start-Up Model Worthy of Consideration


Biotech LLCs are getting a lot of attention lately, and perhaps rightfully so. The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Gormley recently talked to Albert L. Sokol, a partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer, about the two venture-backed biotechs – Forma Therapeutics and Viamet Pharmaceuticals – that he helped convert to LLCs. In the WSJ article – Biotech Start-Ups See Benefits from Changing Structure, Lawyer Says – Sokol describes the benefits to start-ups and their venture investors, as Read More >

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2012 BIO Investor Forum: Discovery Track Snapshot


BIO’s 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum is just around the corner – it will be held October 9-10, 2012 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The forum, or BIF as we call it around here, is an international investor event which explores trends and opportunities in life sciences. Broadly speaking, the focus is on venture-stage growth and emerging public companies. BIO’s Alan Eisenberg said it best earlier this week: “The aim of the Read More >

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#BIF2012 Company Snapshot: ContraFect Corporation


The BIO Investor Forum is fast approaching! Below you’ll find our first Company Snapshot of one of the event’s presenting companies, ContraFect Corporation. Continue reading to learn more about ContraFect’s product, their strategies, and what you can expect from their company in the coming months. Company Snapshot What is your company’s lead product or technology? ContraFect is a private company developing biotherapeutics for resistant, life threatening infections. Our lead compound, CF-301, is a bacteriophage lysin, Read More >

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Colorado Biotech’s Big Day


Last week, the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) hosted its annual BioWest Conference – a one day event attended by more than 500 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs. Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner interviewed CBSA’s April Giles about the conference and several innovative biotech companies in the state. Give it a listen.

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New Report Shows Strength of Massachusetts’ Biotech Industry


If you read this blog, there’s a good chance you already know that Massachusetts is one of the biggest biotech hubs in the world. The Commonwealth’s successes in biotech economic development can be attributed to a number of things. Perhaps foremost, its world-class universities, such as MIT and Harvard, continue to churn out the innovation that keeps venture groups interested. Meanwhile, established biotechs and Big Pharma continue to focus more and more R&D work in Read More >

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