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1Q 2010 – All Time High for the BTK

The first quarter of 2010 saw the Amex Biotech Index (BTK) hit another all time high, thanks largely to Intermune’s (ITMN) jump of 240% and OSI’s (OSIP) gain of 92%. (Intermune received a positive recommendation from an FDA panel for pirfenidone, and OSI’s stock moved on the $3.5B hostile bid from Astellas.) The Nasdaq Biotech Index (NBI) climbed to its highest in over eight years. Both of these biotech indices are up since the financial Read More >

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Step 4 – How to Manage Your Message Center

Well, we are currently five weeks out from the conference and partnering is HEATING up. At the time of this blog post, there were in excess of 9,000 meeting request already sent via the One-on-One system. We’re also seeing between 1,200 and 1,400 users on the site on any given day during the week. So what are the implications? For one thing, you are starting to see the activity picking up in the system and Read More >

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FOPO – A Late Stage Financing Tool

The follow-on public offering (FOPO) market has been strong for biotech since early last year, but has it been open to companies at all stages of drug R&D? It turns out that FOPOs have been utilized primarily by late-stage biotechs.  I recently took a look at FOPOs listed in the Windhover Strategic Transactions database that took place from January 2009 to March 2010. Of the 46 drug development companies that raised over $25M in a Read More >

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Step 3 – Searching for Your Next Partner

Are you seeking companionship?  Looking to find the yin for your yang? Would you like to match yourself with others based on 29 dimensions of proven compatibility?  Look no further. Being able to find those with whom you would like to meet in Chicago this year is one the most important elements to enhancing your business forum experience. One of the significant upgrades that we have made to the 1×1 system in 2010, has been Read More >

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Publish Your Profile Today!

The deadline to publish your company profile in the BIO One-on-One Partnering System for inclusion in the 2010 BIO Business Forum CD-ROM is MONDAY, MARCH 22ND AT 5PM, as in TODAY! By publishing your profile by this time, you will ensure that your company’s information will be handed out to all Business Forum participants on the Conference CD-ROM.  This way, everyone will have a hard copy of your company’s information that they will be able Read More >

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