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Beantown Biotech: ‘Dominant Life Sciences Cluster’


Massachusetts’ Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki, was quoted in today’s Boston Herald as saying: “We are the dominant life sciences cluster in the world,” Greg Bialecki said, “and I don’t think that was an accident.” Thanks to the Gov. Deval Patrick administration’s support for bioscience economic development, his state has continued to grow and add biotech industry jobs as an economic engine. Boston’s  biopharm industry is comprised of more than 500 companies Read More >

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Auto Injectors & Pen Injectors: Differentiating Products in Asia Pacific

Steven Kaufman

Asia Pacific, with its mix of mature and emerging pharmaceutical markets and strong indigenous R&D capabilities, has no doubt already become a prominent driving force for the current and future global pharmaceutical industry with reports projecting the industry in this region to grow at a CAGR of 10 percent between 2012 and 2015. As the third largest pharmaceutical market following North America and Europe, Asia Pacific offers an immense potential for multinational pharmaceutical companies not Read More >

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A Big Year for Novel Drugs Approvals

What was your top Biopharma highlight for 2012? If it wasn’t the stellar move in the AMEX Biotech Index (up 42%), or the reauthorization of PDUFA, then perhaps it was the decade high for innovative drugs approvals. We would need to go back to the 1990s to find a year with as many FDA approvals for novel drugs as we had in 2012. Adding to the positive trend in numbers, up 29% from the robust Read More >

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California Biomedical Companies Cite Lack Of Funding As Major Concern


As I have mentioned in past blog posts, the U.S. bioscience industry has demonstrated stability through turbulent economic times. While not immune from the recession, this industry generally fared much better than the overall economy and has remained a net a job generator. In April of 2012, the White House released the National Bioeconomy Blueprint noting that bioscience industries are “a large and rapidly growing segment of the world economy that provides substantial public benefit.” Read More >

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What’s Behind the Rise in Executive Liability Insurance Prices?

Joe Haltman

What do gas, milk, bacon, electricity and now your Directors and Officers Liability Insurance coverage have in common? It may sound like the start of a bad joke but, in fact, they’re all goods or services that cost more than they used to. Some of you may have noticed that the price of Directors and Officers Liability, or D&O Insurance, is going up. Companies and organizations across the biotechnology sector are seeing price increases, with Read More >

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