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Tradeshow Speed Dating: Associations Now Piece

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In the April/May issue of Associations Now, writer Jacqui Cook profiled the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and, appropriately for this post, the BIO One-on-One Partnering System. They give a good synopsis of some of the challenges organizations – and people – face at a typical tradeshow. You’re going there to make contacts, not to mention spending money to do so, and there’s often no real structure, process, or easy ways to discern the value of Read More >

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Only a Few Public Biotechs are Profitable, but There are More of Them Today

Of the 294 biotechs trading on public exchanges today, 248 (84%) focus on drug development. Of these 248 in the biopharmaceutical space, 81, or 33% have a drug approved. Only 32 (13%) had both a product on the market and positive net income in 2011. However, this 13% represents a significant jump from the 7.5% with positive net income we calculated for 2009. Note that this comes over a time frame in which a few profitable companies were Read More >

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The Scheduling Process

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Scheduling for companies will kick into full gear the week of May 28th for the BIO Business Forum and participating exhibiting companies. As mentioned in a previous post, we wanted to discuss scheduling in a bit more detail, so that you understand what scheduling means, and how it impacts the way you use the Partnering System. First and foremost, meetings are only scheduled for those in Accepted/Agreed-To status. Your action item? Go in to your Read More >

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Monday Items for #BIO2012 Business Forum

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Happy Monday Everyone! We thought we would do a quick post on some important items concerning the BIO Business Forum and One-on-One Partnering. The Profile Publication Deadline is May 22nd. Why is this important? For one, if you have not published your profile, companies just have a harder time finding you. Make it easy for them. Fill out your keywords; provide as much detail in the assets/products/services categories as possible; Publish and Save! Second, publishing Read More >

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Announcing the Buzz of BIO Winner for Pipelines of Promise!

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We’re very pleased to announce the Buzz of BIO Winner for the 2012 contest of the BIO International Convention. You voted for your favorites, and it was a tight, interesting race! As such, we’re pleased to introduce you to our winner for the Pipelines of Promise category. Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc,. who focuses on improving the product profile of approved drugs through ‘chiral switching’, won the Pipelines of Promise category. From Dr. Sheila DeWitt, the company’s Read More >

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