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Phase III Assets in High Demand – Results from the Business Forum Meeting Activity

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At the BIO International Convention in Boston today, we released our results from the Business Forum meeting activity. This analysis provides a real-time snapshot of what in-licensors from pharma and biotech are looking for here at the conference. The Business Forum hit over 25,000 scheduled One-on-One Partnering™ meetings on Monday afternoon.  This is 18% more meetings than last year, and more than double the meetings held back in 2007, when we last held this event in Read More >

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What’s the Buzz?

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Meet Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, winner of the 2012 Buzz of BIO competition. What is Buzz of BIO? Companies from around the world enter for the chance to win free registration and a company presentation in the BIO Business Forum. Who won? Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company that is pioneering ‘Deuterium-Enabled Chiral Switching’ (DECS) to improve the profile of drugs that interconvert between enantiomers both in vitro and in vivo. Stabilizing the preferred isomer improves the product Read More >

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Recent Developments in Patentability: Prometheus and Myriad

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By Joe Allen, President, Allen and Associates Recent Developments in Patentability: Prometheus and Myriad at the 2012 BIO International Convention was a very lively panel discussion on two cases that have set the life science industry on edge. The discussion presented an appropriate diversity of views as experts struggle with how broadly these cases should be interpreted. Briefly, the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court overtuning a decision upholding the Prometheus patents by the Court Read More >

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#Partnering Tips for Next Week’s Big Event

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We hope everyone is looking forward to BIO International Convention next week! We wanted to put together a quick list of things to remember and ways to get your questions answered, plus some helpful advice from a Partnering veteran. Read on! Logistical Partnering Tips You will receive an updated meeting schedule via email each night of the conference beginning on Sunday, June 17th. Please be sure to print a schedule each morning (we have printing Read More >

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To Cancel or Not to Cancel

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That is the question! And one that is going to come up quite a bit as we get closer to the BIO International Convention, and so we wanted to address it. You learned all about the Scheduling Process in a previous post, such as what is a delegate’s responsibility, like updating your availability, and what BIO takes care of for you, such as assigning actual space to your meetings. On the note of availability, we Read More >

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