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Countdown to BIO 2014: Exhibit Hall Highlights

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It’s hard to believe that we’re a mere 12 days out from the start of BIO 2014 in San Diego.  We are excited to be back in one of the 3 largest life sciences regions in the country. Over 1,700 exhibitors including 55 State and Country Pavilions will be exhibiting including 3 new Country Pavilions:  Algeria, Portugal and South Africa.  Attendees and exhibitors can look forward to exciting events and new additions to BIO 2014. Read More >

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The Countdown Begins: All Futbol Eyes on Brazil, All Biotech Eyes on San Diego

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While we are only a few short weeks from the world’s largest biotechnology event, the 2014 BIO International Convention, we are mere days away from arguably the biggest sporting event, which only happens every four years, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Beginning this Thursday, June 12th, the tournament will see the host country, Brazil square off against Croatia, a formidable opponent. Recognizing that one-third of all #BIO2014 attendees come from outside the United States, we want to help calm Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: InvivoSciences

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Later this month in San Diego at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science foundation (NSF) to host the first-ever BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Companies are rigorously vetted through the NIH and NSF SBIR review process prior Read More >

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What Do Large Pharma and Biotech Companies Want to Buy?

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Out-licensors are always asking this fundamental question: what do in-licensors want? “In-licensors” extend far beyond the top 50 companies. At BIO 2013, there were about 1000 drug R&D companies. Approximately 20% were in-licensors and 80% were out-licensors, according to their BIO One-on-One Partnering profiles. According to Thomson Reuters Recap, there were  a little over 700 licensing and joint venture deals in 2013, involving about 500 buy-siders/licensees. For more on buy-side deal trends, see our recorded webinar with Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Actuated Medical

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Later this month at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host the first-ever BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Companies are rigorously vetted through the NIH and NSF SBIR review process prior to receiving the Read More >

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