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Duck taped to the side of a train

Despite a delayed train, I got home at 11:30 last night, not too bad considering how bad it could have been! At least the thirty minute delay allowed me to hang out with Mary from Amtrak who repeatedly got requests from folks trying to move up their reservations and she had the pleasure of turning them away one after another since all the trains were filled to the brim. At least she offered them all Read More >

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From Fuel to Food to Fashion

Industrial biotech does it all. The Third Wave in biotech is looking bright for the future. Industrial biotech represents the confluence of market demand and the potential for market solution, according to David Berry, MD, PhD of Flagship Ventures – one of the panel speakers. Synthetic biotechnology, for one, is enabling the next generation in biofuels, while companies like Mascoma are commercializing cellulosic ethanol.  The future vision for industrial biotech is to have a significant and Read More >

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Mind the Gap: Pharma Chasing Biotech Assets

Validation with big pharma – is it still necessary? Depends on who you talk to. This was one of several questions posed to panelists at today’s business roundtable session. Arguments can be made on both sides, but one thing is for certain, the life sciences financing community has become much more sophisticated in recent years. And biotech and pharma companies have become more sophisticated in doing deals because they have a lot more experience to Read More >

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

The biggest buzz aside from biotech at the CEO conference is definitely the light snowfall outside.  Word on the street is that it will continue to warm up and the snow won’t stick, hopefully no one’s travel will be dramatically inconvenienced tomorrow. If you want a second opinion: www.weather.com

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Pain “A Pain Free” Guide

The CEO & Investor Conference started out strong with several therapeutic workshops. The Pain “A Pain Free“ Guide to Current Therapies panel shared efforts to develop drugs with greater efficiency and fewer side-effects, including a patch for the site of pain (NeurogesX, Inc.), the use of Morphine products for acute to moderate pain (Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), and low dosage steroids (CombinatoRX).  Pain is the most common reasons patients seek medical attention and is one of the Read More >

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