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Fireside Chat with Dr. Mikael Dolsten

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Day two of the BIO CEO & Investor Conference kicked off with a Fireside Chat featuring Mikael Dolsten, MD, Phd, president, worldwide research & development from Pfizer, Inc and moderated by Mark Schoenebaum, senior biotechnology analyst with ISI Group. Speaking to a full room, Dr. Dolsten touched on Pfizer’s R&D priorities and their increased efforts to focus on investor capital return through a strong mixture of science, business and financial endeavors. In focusing on R&D, Pfizer has Read More >

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Picks and Pans – The Buy-Side View for 2012

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What’s the forecast for biotech in 2012? Do investors think it is a good time to invest in biotechnology? Are they interested in taking on early stage companies? At the BIO CEO & Investor Conference opening plenary, the BIO Industry Analysis team released results from their Investor Perception Study and, afterwards, a panel of portfolio managers and senior buy-side analysts fielded a range of question about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. David Gluckman, M.D., Read More >

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“Alz” Well That Ends Well: The Beta-Amyloid Debate in Alzheimer’s Research

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Researchers and clinicians alike believe there is substantial evidence to support the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be caused by deposition of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) in plaques in brain tissue. But drugs targeted towards the beta-amyloid have met with significant setbacks challenging whether the target is, in fact, real. With several late stage drugs targeting beta-amyloid poised for market entry, a panel of opinion leaders in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and scientific industry specialists Read More >

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Fireside Chat with Moncef Slaoui, GlaxoSmithKline

Dr. Moncel Slaoui

Moncel Slaoui, chairman of research and development (R&D) at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), opened the 2012 BIO CEO & Investor Conference with a Fireside Chat where he provided insight in to his company’s biopharma R&D strategy. “GSK has announced that our R&D budget is no more a percentage of sales. If you think about it, it doesn’t make sense,” Slaoui stated, “because, sales are a marker of R&D 10 and 15 years ago.” Right now, GSK has Read More >

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BIO Helps You Continuously Connect

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By Rob Wright, Life Science Leader As I perused a bunch of the show agendas I will be attending over the next several months, it occurred to me how helpful these shows are for helping connect me with people who make for interesting editorial. Depending upon the size of the show, this can be very easy or sometimes difficult. Last year’s BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) International Conference was held in in Washington D.C., and it Read More >

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