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Biotech is a Cornerstone of New Orleans’ Economic Renaissance

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New Orleans shows the signs of a city reborn from the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina.  The changes in the city’s infrastructure and building projects have certainly been among them.  The Crescent City reached a milestone in its renaissance last June when the New Orleans BioInnovation Center opened for business. The center is a 65,000-square foot biotech business incubator created to foster entrepreneurship within the New Orleans bioscience community and help commercialize technologies developed at Read More >

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Where’s the Deal?

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With only two weeks to go in 2011 it is looking like a five year low for deals. The chart below shows therapeutic deals dropping every year since 2007. We use the Windhover/Elsevier Strategic Transaction Database as our starting point for deal analytics. We analyze each deal to determine if the deal is for a drug asset, removing generic/OTC deals, manufacturing/service deals, device/diagnostics/tools deals, and tech transfer deals. What remains are deals for biotech company Read More >

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BIO CEO Company Snapshot: NuPathe Inc.

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The Company Snapshots have returned for our next One-on-One Partnering event, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, taking place in New York City this February.  The companies that will be profiled in these snapshots will all be presenting at the event, and we hope this provides the opportunity to learn more about them, and catch up on what’s new. For our first Snapshot for the BIO CEO event, we’ve spoken with NuPathe Inc. about their Read More >

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Diabetes and Biotechnology: A Shared History…A Great Future

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By David Welch, President/Senior Producer at M2 MultiMedia One of my closest childhood friends suffered from Type I Diabetes. Like millions of other children and adults his daily life was frequently interrupted with finger pokes, sugar level tests, and insulin shots. Having grown up with a friend afflicted with Diabetes and knowing dozens of others, throughout my life, with the same disease, it was very rewarding to produce a film on the topic. Although Bobby and Read More >

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For Preventing Hunger, Biotechnology is Key

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The journal Nature recently published an article authored by Calestous Juma, director of the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. To survive the droughts, wars and other major causes of famine, Africa must embrace technologies that enable it to produce more, better food with less effort. Juma argues, “if African countries can’t plant genetically modified crops to produce more and healthier food, vulnerable populations will be at risk.” Indeed, without the Read More >

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