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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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Secretary Sebelius speaks at biotech meeting

Secretary Sebelius delivered a speech in California yesterday which recognized the potential of biotechnology to address unmet needs in human health, agriculture and industrial and environmental applications.  In her remarks, Secretary Sebelius stated: “[I]nvesting in each step of the process that starts with basic scientific discovery and ends with the development and provision of better diagnostics, treatments, and preventive strategies to significantly improve health care.  I know I don’t have to tell you that because Read More >

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