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The Best Conspiracy Theories Never Die

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The best conspiracy theories never die. They evolve and adapt. They rebuff troublesome facts, plug their ears to common sense and embrace the outliers. There are no aliens at Area 51, Elvis has left the building, Obama was born in the USA – and Jenny McCarthy’s willfully ignorant anti-vaccine campaign has endangered lives. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are Read More >

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Biotech Analyst Optimism: Price Targets Post-IPO

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In a recent blog post, Bruce Booth of Life Sci VC, writes about the relationship between a forecasted price target of a biotech stock and its current share price. If biotech stocks hit their current targets, it could be a good year, Booth writes: “I’ll close with a thought experiment as an optimist: if, in line with historic data, 45% of the current IPO class hits their price targets at some point over the next Read More >

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Patients Suffering from Gaucher’s Disease Deserve Better

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Gaucher Disease is one of the over 6,000 rare diseases that affect patients worldwide, representing a frontier of unmet medical need [NCATS, NIH]. The challenges for drug development generally—long and costly research and development timelines—are exacerbated by the inherently small patient populations affected by rare diseases. These patients can be difficult to identify and geographically dispersed and their clinical presentation can be quite disparate, complicating the design and recruitment for clinical trials used to determine Read More >

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Partnering in Latin America, According to the Experts

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Latin America is a hotbed for biotech activity. I recently sat down with four movers and shakers in Latin American biotech to get their thoughts and perspectives: Alexandre Boggio, Director, Business Development, Sanofi Pharma Brazil Carolina Tremmel, Director, New Business Development, Daiichi Sankyo Brasil Edurdo Tsuru, Director, Business Development Latin America, Mundipharma Thiago Mares Guia, MD, PhD, Medical and Scientific Manager, Bionovis See the interview on YouTube: Biotech in Latin America is growing: The Latin Read More >

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BIO Participating in IDSA Stakeholder Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

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BIO will be participating in a newly formed partnership which will work collaboratively to inform federal policy and find ways to better combat the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance. Launched yesterday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), which also released foundation principles for the group, the U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) will hold its inaugural meeting in Philadelphia next month on October 9th. BIO joins more than 75 other national organizations Read More >

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