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Video Blogging is Now LIVE!

Hello all! We are trying something new with the BIO 1×1 blog today. This is our video/slide share post designed to help users more effectively use the BIO 1×1 Partnering System this year in Chicago. The team is planning on releasing 4-5 mini webinars (5-10 minutes in length) on each of the major areas of the partnering system. This includes: 1) Profiles – how and why to create a profile, as well as the importance Read More >

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Posts from the 9th Annual BIO Winhover & Pharmaceutical Strategic Outlook Conference (Feb 2010)

Did you miss a panel at the BIO Windhover/PSO Conference in New York? Here are links to my notes for five of the panels: NOTES FROM THE EXTERNALIZATION PANEL NOTES FROM THE OPTION DEALS PANEL NOTES FROM THE EARLY-STAGE DEALS PANEL NOTES FROM THE LATE-STAGE DEALS PANEL NOTES FROM THE REIMBURSEMENT PANEL

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A beginner’s guide to mastering your 1×1 schedule

What to do when you’re a small biotech pony-ing up the big bucks to land your Phase II product on the radar of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies? How to remain relevant and not get lost in the mix? A 2009 article by Nature Biotech entitled “Prepare to meet your partner” emphasizes the growing importance of partnering in today’s BD environment. Here are some crash course tips for you to maximize your partnering experience when Read More >

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VC Fundraising Back to 2005 Levels

Is Venture Capital “holding up” for US biotech? Although there is a silver lining that venture capital fundraising for biotechnology outpaced other sectors in the US in 2009 and a number of new start-ups have been launched (see NVCA press release here), the multiyear trend is down. But by how much? I took a look at absolute numbers compiled by different sources to calculate where we are. The average is used because some sources include Read More >

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Where do you do your partnering?

Netbooks may have bridged the gap between laptops and mobile phones, at least for the time being (iPad or Windows Phone 7 anyone?).  However, where do you do your partnering?  Chances are it’s from your mobile computer a couple of days before the conference. Where you do partner?  Plane? Hotel room? Office?  I don’t partner…but my admin does? Check out the results of BIO’s unofficial survey into the matter.  By unofficial, I mean I made Read More >

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