Category Archives: Business of Biotech

The New Road to IPO in the Age of the JOBS Act

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Not surprisingly, sessions discussing the topic of IPOs at this year’s BIO Investor Forum, tend to fill the room. Furthermore, it should surprise no one that this year’s IPO discussions were upbeat. That is mostly attributable to the dramatically higher number of IPOs that have already occurred this year. Furthermore, according to Jeff Baumel, moderator of a panel covering this very topic, deals are closing faster this year – with a median time of just Read More >

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Top Biotech States Ranked

We here at BIO prefer to stay away from ranking states. After all, every state is different. Bioscience economic development in a nation as large and diverse as the United States is as varied as the country itself. A complex array of factors influence the allocation of resources and the nature of bioscience industry development: Presence of Universities Talent in the workforce Climate and geography Sufficiency of business capital Historical economic influences Ultimately, these characteristics Read More >

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BIO’s Jobs Listing Website Connects Industry with Talent

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Less than a month after BIO Jobs was launched, it has already attracted over 37,000 unique visitors. This is quite a feat for a website uniquely focused on facilitating biotechnology employment opportunities. BIO Jobs is the only site of its kind catering to the specialized employment requirements of biotechnology companies. Because many fields within this industry require specific skills and training, it can often be difficult to find qualified candidates for position openings. BIO Jobs offers the following Read More >

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Small Biotechs in California Save Big on Health Insurance Rates

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There are many reasons companies decide to join trade associations. Whether it’s a long-term legislative advocacy priority, increased access to networking events or group-savings programs, the decision ultimately comes down to a company’s financial bottom line. BayBio and BIOCOM, two California-based biotech trade groups, both of whom are affiliated with BIO, came together during the low point of the most recent recession, to establish a fund that created a healthcare insurance pool accessible by the Read More >

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Scientific American Worldview Scorecard Correlates with International Investment

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Biotechnology innovation requires investment, and the Scientific American Worldview Scorecard can predict where investment goes. A recent analysis indicates that the ranking of countries in this Scorecard correlates with global investment. As a result, the Worldview Scorecard provides a valuable tool for any country interested in increasing its appeal to biotechnology investors. In short, the Worldview Scorecard uses a wide collection of data – compiled and analyzed by Yali Friedman – that generates a metric Read More >

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