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Stopped at the Threshold: A New Study Reports on PTO Patent Examinations in the wake of Mayo and Myriad

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Biotech patent applicants are finding themselves in uncharted waters. After the Supreme Court’s decisions in Mayo Collaborative Svs. v. Prometheus Labs and Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, companies have been trying to understand how these decisions will impact the industry. A recent study supported by BIO, in collaboration with Bloomberg BNA and the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi analyzed how Mayo and Myriad have changed patent eligibility for biotechnology. The Read More >

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The Most Linked In Man in Biotech Retires after 35 Years

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The biotech world loses one of its preeminent titans of business development this year with the retirement of Chris Yochim. Variously dubbed “the face of AstraZeneca”, “Mr. Conference”, and other monikers as colorful as his dress shirts, Chris concludes a career spanning 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Trained as a pharmacologist, he contributed to the identification of several candidate compounds that are marketed drugs today, but more than anything else, Chris is known as Read More >

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GEN’s “Top 10” Session Picks for the 2014 BIO International Convention

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The following article, reproduced in full below, was originally published at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. It’s been a “hot” year for biotech! As G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., noted in a recent report, life science firms raised $2.9 billion in new equity capital globally from public investors in February. This included $1.1 billion raised by 18 companies that completed initial public offerings and $1.8 billion raised by 23 companies that completed Read More >

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Vote in the 2014 Buzz of BIO Contest!

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The BIO International Convention is all about raising your profile, making connections, and moving your business forward. One of the more creative and fun ways for companies to accomplish these goals is the annual Buzz of BIO contest. This is an online voting contest for the industry to cast their pick for this year’s most creative biotech company. Prizes This year, there are two categories: Pipelines of Promise, and Technologies of Tomorrow. One company from each of Read More >

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12th Annual BIO Investor Forum Presenting Companies Announced

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Looking to lose a few pounds? Don’t want to diet or exercise? You’re not alone: fully one-third of Americans are obese, and many companies are trying to discover the first blockbuster diet drug and make a dent in the obesity epidemic. We’ll hear from one of those companies next month at the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, taking place October 8-9th in San Francisco. Cambridge-based Zafgen is hoping to bring to market their first-in-class obesity Read More >

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