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Why I packed my bag and headed to NASDA 2015 in Hawaii

Lorie Farrell

As the head wrangler and ringleader for Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers United, an agriculture alliance based on Hawaii Island, it made sense to go and show support for Scott Enright; Hawaii’s Chair of the Department of Agriculture. It would have been remiss to pass up this opportunity to attend this annual convention full of Agriculture thought leaders. Due to the cost I had only planned on attending for one day but fate intervened and I Read More >

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PTAB Ruling Proves Medical Innovation Under Attack


There’s more evidence today that the IPR system needs to be fixed. PTAB ruled on Friday that under current rules, hedge fund managers are free to manipulate the system by shorting drug company stocks and then challenging their patents. Here’s what the panel said: “Profit is at the heart of nearly every patent and nearly every inter partes review. As such, an economic motive for challenging a patent claim does not itself raise abuse of Read More >

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Warning: Don’t Let Bio-Euphoria Distract You from Being Disciplined


This piece by Allan L. Shaw was originally published in Life Science Leader. We currently in a period I call “bio-euphoria,” in which the biopharmaceutical industry is experiencing growth in almost every area from market performance to patient-focused legislation. In parallel to this positive momentum, there has also been a notable shift in management and operational strategy by Big Pharma companies in an attempt to keep evolving with the market. These companies are taking creative Read More >

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Discover Trends and Investment Opportunities at the BIO Investor Forum

hyde pier

The 2015 BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco is shaping up to be a must-attend event for private equity and public investors, research analysts, and industry executives focused on investment and business development opportunities in the life sciences. The Forum will include candid fireside chats between biopharma CEOs, analysts, and other industry experts. Come hear about recent company successes, what keeps the C-suite up at night, and where the industry’s leading companies are headed in 2016. Read More >

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SAID Meeting on Sept 24 to Discuss Biotech Crop Approvals

Michael Froman

Agriculture in general and biotechnology in particular will be high on the agenda in meetings this week between U.S. and China officials, starting with an all-day session Thursday called the Strategic Agriculture Innovation Dialogue (SAID), according to AgriPulse. The SAID meeting, which isn’t open to the press or public, is supposed to focus on the big picture in technology, finance and innovation and will include discussion of the potential benefits of Big Data as well Read More >

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