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Partnering Trends in Latin America

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If phonetics were the only driver, BRIC would be CRIB. But life sciences drug-related deal-making and partnering growth in Brazil and the rest of Latin America provide good reason to put the “B” in front. Traditional partnerships (i.e. excluding M&A and early venture funding) where a Latin American company served as the ‘seller’ or ‘out-licensor’ doubled per year from 2009/2010 to 2012. While there was a pullback in 2013, overall growth from 2009/2010 to 2013 Read More >

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Looking Ahead to the 2014 BIO Investor Forum, Biotech IPO Hopefuls Continue to Seek Funding

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As mentioned in Fierce Biotech, a new crop of biotech IPO hopefuls have recently thrown their hats into the ring. These three biotechs are targeting $175M in IPO cash, hoping to secure funding for oncology, pain, and rare diseases. In fact, there have been 96 IPOs since the passage of the JOBS Act in April of 2012. One important provision of the Act is the ability for emerging growth companies to conduct “testing the waters” meetings with Read More >

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Biotech Stocks: Perspective in a Bull Market

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Investors are increasingly interested in biotechnology based on scientific breakthroughs, an improved regulatory environment, strong earnings growth from large companies, and a more mature industry. Recent advancements in biotechnology are revolutionizing treatments and cures for many illnesses, creating new value for the healthcare system. In 2013, our understanding of how therapeutics can be used to harness the immune system to destroy cancer cells exploded with many companies reporting solid data in human testing. In 2014, Read More >

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Global Perspectives on the Benefits of Biotech Crops

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Three farmers, each from a different developing country, recently shared their perspectives on GMO Answers about how biotech crops can contribute to improved food security – growing more food using fewer resources, with seeds that help farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. Gilbert Arap Bor writes how biotech seeds, currently banned in Kenya, could help address devastating yield loss due to plant disease: In Kenya, there is hope that 2014 will bring a lifting of Read More >

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Jim Greenwood Talks 21st Century Cures with Chairman Fred Upton

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Recently, BIO CEO and President Jim Greenwood sat down with House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to talk about the Committee’s 21st Century Cures initiative, which seeks to “determine what steps we can take to ensure we are taking full advantage of the advances this country has made in science” to speed and improve drug discovery, development and delivery.  This is a bipartisan effort Chairman Upton and the committee are undertaking with the Read More >

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