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Opening Up Innovation

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Open Innovation has become a major theme in the life sciences over the last couple of years. Most of the attention has focused on initiatives where big pharma offers access to non-core assets to outside researchers in the hope that they will develop them successfully or form collaborations. In Sweden, AstraZeneca have followed this path, but interest in the concept has spread further down the discovery chain, generating creative initiatives from universities, tech transfer organizations, Read More >

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Crowdfunding Goes Viral

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Is crowdfunding a viable source of capital for biotech companies? μBiome thinks so; they are a startup biotech company that raised $351,193. They asked for $100,000. That’s right; over three times their goal. “[Crowdfunding for biotech] is an idea whose time has come,” says μBiome’s CEO Jessica Richman. “The fact that we did it is proof of that. We’re the first ones but there will be lots of others.” Is there a way that crowdfunding could help Read More >

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The Week Ahead for Partnering

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As mentioned in our twitter feed, BIO Business Forum and Exhibitor Partnering has surpassed the number of requests in the system over last year’s totals. Over 130,000 partnering meeting requests are off in cyberspace, and close to 22,000 meetings already scheduled. This includes about 4,900 exhibitor partnering meetings, which is another stat beating last year’s numbers. We’ve been excited about the addition of exhibitor partnering, and it’s been great to see the adoption by the exhibitors themselves. Read More >

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How BIO Helps Save Biotech Companies Money

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We all know that economic conditions and policy can affect the growth rate and sustainability of companies within the biotech industry. Whether a company is seeking an investment deal, creating partnership opportunities, or applying for FDA approval, BIO’s goal is to create avenues that will support the innovation of its member companies. While some folks within the BIO organization focus on BIO’s mission by providing policy, advocacy and communication services, the Business Solutions team, simply Read More >

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#BIO2013 Company Snapshot: Trigemina

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The BIO One-on-One Partnering System has been working overtime with 15 percent more requests than the previous year! With the BIO International Convention now officially a week away, we’re featuring another presenting company in our Snapshot Series. We spoke to Trigemina, and you can find their responses below. And catch their presentation Monday, 4/22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chicago Cubs Room, located right outside the main entrance of the BIO Business Forum.   Company Read More >

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