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GEN Ranks Top Ten U.S. Biopharma Clusters

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Yesterday, Alex Philippidis at Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News released their annual ranking of the top 10 U.S. biopharma clusters. To rank the clusers, five criteria are considered: NIH funding, venture capital funding, number of biotech patents awarded, lab space, and jobs. Landing the number 6 spot is the Greater Philadelphia region, home to this year’s BIO International Convention. From the report: The birthplace of independence saw a nice year-over-year increase in venture capital financing, Read More >

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BIO’s Next Generation Partnering System to Open April 2015

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You’ve found your lead investor. Now it’s time to get to the next stage, and the best place to do so is the 2015 BIO International Convention. You have a meeting with Pfizer at 9:00 a.m. followed by a meeting with AstraZeneca/MedImmune at 9:30 a.m. Then a 30 minute break. Then you have four meetings back to back with Sofinnova, Takeda Ventures, Gates Foundation and Merck. After a quick lunch it’s back to partnering: make Read More >

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Know Any Biotech Superheroes?

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Every day, countless men and women are working tirelessly to heal, fuel and feed the world using the tools of biotechnology. Thanks to their achievements, patients have enjoyed incredible medical advances in the past few decades. HIV, once a near-certain death sentence, is now a manageable chronic condition. Farmers around the globe are enjoying greater crop yields while using less land and pesticides thanks to GMO crops. And advanced biofuels provide us with cleaner fuel Read More >

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Seizing Academic Breakthroughs in Japan

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Japanese universities and universities around the Asia Pacific region are entering into unique evolving partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies. Universities are also exploring incubator and other models with company partners to deliver the next wave of biotechnology innovations. With a focus on collaborative projects between industry and academia, this year’s BIO Asia conference will attract universities and national/public institutes and their biopharma partners to come together to discuss their latest partnering models, an integral growth opportunity Read More >

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BIO CEO & Investor Conference Closes with Record Breaking Partnering Numbers

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The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies, took place last week in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria with more than 1,400 registrants, including 620 registered investors. The event featured 9 educational program sessions, including business roundtables, therapeutic workshops and plenary sessions, 5 fireside chats with biotech and pharma CEOs as well as nearly 170 company presentations. Read More >

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