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Attend a Free Webinar on One-on-One Partnering

  BIO is pleased to invite you to the following event: Getting the Most out of BIO One-on-One Partnering Webinar Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT Price: FREE   Interested in the BIO Business Forum this June in Washington DC?  Or is your company already participating and would like to learn more?  Do you know how to create a profile to most effectively target the right matches for you?  How to Read More >

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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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