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BIO Technology Transfer Symposium: Funding that First $2 Million

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With creative funding schemes picking up steam and nontraditional funders taking an interest in biotech, what can universities and start-ups expect in their right first-round financing structure? At the BIO Technology Transfer Symposium, a panel examined various funding sources as well as the factors that influence investment decisions and the ins and outs of early stage financing deals. William Tucker, executive director, Innovation Alliances and Services, University of California Office of the President, moderated a Read More >

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Some ABCs of PAGs

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A lot of people, and especially those who have attended BIO events (such as the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, BIO Investor Forum, and the BIO Business Forum) are familiar with the names Michael J. Fox Foundation, FasterCures, ALS Therapy Development Institute, JDRF, and other non-profit Patient Advocacy Groups, or “PAG’s”. In case you missed them, two blog posts came up from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and FasterCures that we wanted to share. They Read More >

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MJFF’s Innovative, New Funding Program Addresses the Entire Therapeutic Pipeline

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To date, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has funded over $297 million in research, $77 million of which has been awarded to more than 160 unique, industry-led projects. In June 2012, MJFF announced its newest funding mechanism, the Therapeutic Pipeline Program (TPP), which combines MJFF’s previous Therapeutics Development Initiative (TDI), Repositioning Drugs for PD, and Clinical Intervention Awards (CIA) programs into a single, streamlined funding opportunity.  Open to both industry and academic Read More >

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Psoriasis Awareness Month: Psoriasis isn’t contagious but awareness is!

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Each August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) sponsors Psoriasis Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public and dispelling myths about the disease. What is psoriasis? Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but awareness is. Learn more at www.psoriasis.org. Photo © National Psoriasis Foundation 2012. Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious, genetic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin in red, scaly patches that itch, crack and bleed. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, Read More >

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Bringing Hope to Patients

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No-one expected Hope Bartley to survive after she was born three months early. Thanks to extraordinary biotech medicine, she did. Alena Galan, age 14, is one of only a few thousand patients with a rare disease called MPS. Thanks to the hard work of leading biotech scientists and the approval of a new treatment, she now has a chance to lead a normal life. Lori Lober experienced the unthinkable when she was diagnosed with Stage Read More >

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