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4 Days Until BIO 2015: Vitae CEO Excited for BIO to Come to Philadelphia

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Jeff Hatfield, CEO of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, welcomed BIO 2015 to his home town of Philly through a blog post in Life Sci VC, sharing his thoughts on the city’s historic legacy of innovation and collaboration. Hatfield noted: “Innovation is what defines our industry; and collaboration – well, more than 30 thousand collaboration partnering meetings are expected to occur at the convention next week.” The blog post explains that Philadelphia is undergoing an important transition in the Read More >

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The Life Sciences Foundation – Telling the Story of Biotechnology


By the Life Sciences Foundation “If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.” – Scottish politician Andrew Fletcher (1653-1716) Why History Matters Biotechnologists are in the tomorrow business. They strive to innovate, invent, and make progress. They must; survival depends on it. Biotechnologists are future-oriented. Yet, biotechnologists are also steeped in history. They swim in the past, and strive constantly to Read More >

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Biotech, Gates Foundation, and Global Health

Great interview by Gene Quinn with Erik Iverson, Associate General Counsel with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  A summary article is on BIOtech Now and the full interview can be found on IPWatchdog.com.  Highlights: Iverson told me in no uncertain terms, “[A] fundamental premise at the foundation is that we absolutely respect intellectual property rights.  We recognize their importance and we certainly recognize the importance of companies and their involvement in developing products and having Read More >

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