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Finding Value in Early Stage Collaborations at the BIO Technology Transfer Symposium

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The BIO Technology Transfer Symposium dissects recent academia-industry collaborations and evaluates the value in early stage biotechnology investments.  The event occurs in San Francisco on October 8th ahead of the BIO Investor Forum and provides a unique opportunity for bringing academia, industry, and the investment community together. This year’s event is headlined by Tom Thornton from the Cleveland Clinic, a leading academic medical center.  The first panel highlights the collaboration between Duke Translational Research Institute Read More >

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Five Keys to Making Biotech Flourish in China

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As China positions itself as a major global player in the international biotechnology arena, it has included biotechnology as one of the seven strategic priorities for scientific and technological development in its 12th Five-year Plan. During the keynote lunch of the China Day special program at the 2012 BIO International Convention, David W. Beier, senior vice president at Amgen and former chief domestic policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore, outlined the 5 keys to Read More >

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IPO Update – Jan 2012

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2011 ended quietly for the US biotech IPO market. It has now been almost two months without a biotech IPO. The last few IPOs back in November continued the theme that was in place at the beginning of the year – you can get out, but with a -30% haircut. In fact, only two of the 12 IPOs in 2011 raised more than they filed for. This is shown in chart 1 below. The two Read More >

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Opportunity or Apocalypse? Prophecies for 2012

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On day two of the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco, Calif., attendees were eager to participate in the Closing Plenary. Historically, this session draws the biggest crowd of the conference and this year was no exception. Speaking to a packed audience, with standing room only, the panelists engaged in a lively discussion about the state of the industry and what is in the cards for 2012. Both Bryan Roberts, PhD, Partner, Venrock and Matthew Read More >

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Podcast: Elana Fine, local co-chair of the 7th Annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the 2011 BIO International convention is an intensive three day course designed for entrepreneurial scientists, CEOs, CSOs and business development professionals of early stage companies in the life sciences who are aspiring entrepreneurs. Fine discusses the upcoming Boot Camp, who should attend and what they can expect to learn. Download the podcast

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