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Biotech IPO Update for May 18th, 2011

There are now eight biotech IPOs for 2011, bringing the total for the recent US IPO window to 28. Post-IPO performance is finally picking up with the median return at +14% for these 28 IPOs. Advanced BioHealing was scheduled to IPO this week, but Shire (SHGPY) came in with a $750M offer to buy the company. Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT) was the most recent IPO, back in April. Sagent is a specialty pharma company selling injectable Read More >

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How to Win Free Stuff at BIO Business Forum

We’re doing something fun with Partnering this year.  For presenters at the BIO Business Forum, you can attend the Executive Presentation Workshop, where you’ll have the chance to win a one-on-one, face-to-face meeting with your choice of any of our outstanding judges.  Plus, get your company presentation for free! How? Polish up your 30-second elevator pitch! Because this is a workshop on honing your presentation skills, the contest is following suit: during the workshop, you’ll be Read More >

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Nasdaq Biotech Index re-ranking for next Monday

Twice a year, in May and November, the NASDAQ OMX Group re-ranks the closely watched Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI). This Monday (May 23rd), six companies will be added to the Nasdaq Biotech index and two will be removed. The additions are Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), AVEO Pharmaceuticals (AVEO), Columbia Laboratories (CBRX), ISTA Pharmaceuticals (ISTA), Pacific Biosciences (PACB) and Zalicus (ZLCS). The two companies to be removed from the NBI are Biodel (BIOD) and China Sky One Read More >

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Partnering Milestones

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re really excited about the BIO Business Forum this year.  As mentioned in an earlier post, we opened BIO One-on-One Partnering earlier than expected to accommodate the level of interest we were seeing.  And we’re pleased to see that that interest has not been slowing down.  How much so? We have over 2,300 business development professionals – from around the world – already registered. We’re up to 3,000+ number of Read More >

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Been Here Before? How to Import an Old Profile

For many attendees at the International Convention, the event this year will not be their first trip to the BIO Business Forum.  But even for those who are completely new to the Partnering system, we wanted to give a brief overview of how easy it is to use a profile from a past BIO event. So let’s say you went to BIO CEO, or even the BIO Business Forum last year, and you don’t want Read More >

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