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What’s New in RNAi Therapeutics?

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At the 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference​, Monday morning’s therapeutic workshop, “Delivering the (RNAi) Goods,” featured a panel discussion moderated by Thomas Wei, senior research analyst at Jeffries LLC. The panel gave investors a peek into the novel approaches utilized by four leading companies in this area: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Arrowhead Research Corporation, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and Regulus Therapeutics. RNAi therapeutics, which include gene silencing, exon skipping, and mircroRNA therapy, are a promising area in the Read More >

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4 Tips for Building a Successful Biotech: Richard Pops of Alkermes at #BIOCEO14

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The 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference opened with a fireside chat between Richard F. Pops, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes, and David Gluckman of Lazard. The candid discussion gave biotech CEOs a peek in to the story of Alkermes, yielding useful guidance on building a successful, agile company ready for a changing marketplace. Here are some of the highlights: Be world class in a specific area of science. “In our company, Read More >

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Biotech Investors, Emerging Companies Bullish On 2014

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The 16th BIO CEO & Investor Conference is off to a great start. This event has truly grown into a must attend for emerging companies and investors. This year, we have more than 1,300 participants, including more than 850 investors. In addition, we have helped to set up more than 1,700 partnering meetings for participants over the course of the conference. Our world-class partnering system, and the opportunity to hear from key industry leaders, is Read More >

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Buy Side Investors Bullish Ahead of 2014 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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2013 was a record year for the biotech sector, with the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index hitting record highs again and again, ending the year up over 60% — beating the S&P 500 more than two-fold.   But what can we expect for 2014? That will be the topic of discussion at our opening plenary panel at next week’s BIO CEO & Investor Conference, taking place Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11 in New York. To help spur Read More >

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2013 Novel Drug Approvals

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The FDA approved 24 novel drugs last year by our count, in line with average approvals for the last ten years but down from the decade-high approvals seen in 2012. Our count is a bit lower than the FDA’s count of 27 new approvals, because we did not include imaging agents like Navidea’s Lymphoseek, or reformulations like J&J’s Simponi Aria. 2013 was the first year the breakthrough-designated therapies were approved, with three breakthrough therapies approved: Gilead’s Read More >

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