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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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Scientific American Worldview 2011 Preview – Three pioneers share keys to success for building biotech in emerging markets

Three biotech luminaries who have succeeded against all odds share their experiences building a biotech company from the ground up in Brazil, China and India. This year’s report will profile: Guilherme Emrich, FIR Capital (Brazil) Ge Li, WuXi Apptec (China) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon (India) Their opinions and advice on a diverse range of subjects is explored in a Q&A while their individual stories are told in accompanying profiles.  Don’t miss this special section in the Read More >

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New Sites to See

BIO is happy to announce one of our newest updates to our international conferences.  If you head over to the BIO China web page, you’ll see a brand new, fully redesigned site. Click here to take a look! Our team has been working hard on this upgrade, and we’d like to congratulate them on their hard work.  The site is cleaner, easier to navigate, and will be a better resource as you plan your trip Read More >

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