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Could 3 minutes reshape California’s biotech future?

Ron Leuty from BiotechSF writes: In just three minutes the other day, Maryland received more than 180 applications for its $8 million biotech tax credit program. The program, which rewards investors for putting cash in biotech startups, is one of many that states are offering to jumpstart or grow their life sciences communities.

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Five things you need to know about the state of the industry

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What is the state of the biotechnology industry? To find out where the it stands and what strategies you need to survive, read Ernst & Young’s 25th annual industry report, Beyond borders: global biotechnology report 2011, that was released during a super session at the 2011 BIO International Convention. What were the industry’s profits last year? What kind of companies received funding? How should you engage the regulators? What new competencies do you need to Read More >

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Evolution of Biotech Industry is a Constant

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Healthcare being delivered by smartphone, homes containing treatment capabilities now only found in hospitals, groundbreaking innovations rising from the confluence of technology and science. Change is constant in the biotech industry and few industry experts know its evolution better than Steven Burrill. Burrill, CEO of Burrill and Company, presented his 25th anniversary annual report on the state of the biotech industry Biotech 2011-Life Sciences: Looking Back to See Ahead at the 2011 BIO International Convention Read More >

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Biotech Business: Wait Our Model Isn’t Dead

Life sciences company and investment executives debated the current and future viability of the industry model for startup companies, given the tumultuous economic waters it traversed during the so-called Great Recession of 2008-2009. The aptly-named panel (“Wait, Our Model Isn’t Dead! We Just Need to Evolve”) appraised those lean times for biotech in a justifiable effort to explain the dramatic decline of startup generation and flow of available investment funding since the peak of the Read More >

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Five international biotech countries to watch

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Scientific American released their third annual WorldView: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at the 2011 BIO International Convention which includes a Bio Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard reviews individual country biotechnology programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. Based on the results of the Bio Innovation Scorecard, here’s our list of 5 biotechs to watch: 5.  Malaysia: Ranking third in the world for the best Enterprise Support of its biotech industry by Scientific American’s Read More >

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