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Strategic Venture Investing by Large Pharma: Is “Smart Money” Right for Your Company

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The strategic venture arms of major biopharma companies like AbbVie, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer offer unique value propositions to early-stage companies and have the flexibility to shape unique deal structures for advancing these partnerships beyond traditional corporate venture capital models. Speakers at a 2016 BIO International Convention panel titled “Strategic Venture Investing by Large Pharma: Is ‘Smart Money’ Right for Your Company?” provided their about how these venture arms fuel innovation in the Read More >

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Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ph.D., Receives 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

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Johnson & Johnson presented cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ph.D., of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, with the 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for his discoveries in autophagy, spanning 27 years. Autophagy, a cell’s “self-eating” mechanism, is necessary for not only recycling nutrients, but for eliminating harmful proteins, organelles and even invasive bacteria. Dr. Ohsumi was honored today during a ceremony at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. The award was named for Dr. Paul Read More >

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Uncovering Innovation: Consumers and Transparency

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Growers, processors, distributors, and retailers are all working together to provide solutions to sustainability, technology, and transparency issues to their consumers, a panel at the BIO International Convention emphasized on Tuesday.  The panel, Uncovering Innovation: Consumers and Transparency, was part of the annual Food and Ag Day at the convention. The panel featured Roger Lowe from the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Cameron Bruett from JBS, and Doug Cole from the J.R. Simplot Company. Sustainability is a Read More >

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Nailed It! Rock Star Panel

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Today’s “Nailed It! Rock Star Panel,” sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation/JLABS, featured three company CEOs who have spent their careers as leaders and executives across the biopharmaceutical industry.  Each of the panelists spent time in both large pharma companies and emerging businesses before taking the leap and using their experience to lead a small or start-up company.  The panel focused on, essentially, how to be a CEO – the panelists shared tips on everything Read More >

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Curative Therapies: Aligning Policy with Science to Ensure Patient Access

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New hepatitis C medications with exceptionally high cure rates have significantly improved treatment, while also posing a challenge for the healthcare system because the cost of the medications are higher in the short run than other medications. As more curative therapies for different conditions come to market, the healthcare system will need to manage the concentration of upfront expenses in a sustainable manner. A Super Session panel at the 2016 BIO International Convention examined this Read More >

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