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NCATS SBIR Announces Funding For Biotechs and Small Business Technology Development

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The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking qualified applicants for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NCATS, which offers $17.6 million annually through these programs, has issued a call for applications for two funding opportunities: Contract funding to support small businesses and venture-backed technology development, due Nov. 5, 2014. Investigator-initiated grant funding,due Dec. 5, 2014. NCATS’ SBIR and STTR programs are engines of innovation Read More >

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Investment in NJ Biotech is Way Up

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Total funding of New Jersey life sciences companies spiked in 2013 with approximately $900 million in both early and late-stage investments, according to a new report from BioNJ. This figure represents well over 200 percent growth over the prior year. Funding was helped by seven New Jersey companies that completed initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2013. Furthermore, industry wages averaged $126,794 in 2012, led by pharmaceuticals ($137,949), followed by biotechnology ($132,576) and medical devices ($94,652). Read More >

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FierceBiotech Names 2014 Fierce 15

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FierceBiotech released their much-anticipated 2014 Fierce 15 list today, their annual list of private biotech upstarts to watch. We’ll be hearing from three of them at next month’s BIO Investor Forum, October 7-8 in San Francisco: Adaptimmune and Sutro Biopharma will be making company presentations, and Editas Medicine CEO Katrine Bosley will participate as a panelist in one of our therapeutic workshops, Gene Therapy Ascending? Today’s Advancements Over Past Hurdles. Here’s the scoop on each, Read More >

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Virtual Resources: BIO BizLink Meets the C&EN Online Trade Show

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For those who may not have heard, BIO recently launched a new initiative: BIO BizLink. Powered by OnDeckBiotech, BIO BizLink is a valuable resource for connecting biotech and pharma with an unparalleled community of service providers – including pre-clinical and clinical Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and regulatory consultants. On BIO BizLink, vendors maintain a no-cost company profile, including an overview of services, reviews provided by past clients, introductions to key personnel Read More >

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CFO Magazine: On the IPO On-Ramp

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CFO Magazine highlighted the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act on smaller companies aiming to obtain access to capital and the benefits of the JOBS Act by highlighting case studies from companies that went public using it. “Nearly everyone agrees that the JOBS Act has significantly affected the way IPOs are done,” writes Edward Teach. Teach talked to five companies to discuss their experiences, and not surprisingly, ‘all had strong opinions about Read More >

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