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12:00 AM, Apr 28, 2016  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Public-Private Partnership Roundup

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) continue to accumulate at a high rate in the preclinical space, with 56 deals disclosed in 1Q16, but the data suggest the nature of the deals is moving away from large disease-centric...
12:00 AM, Apr 07, 2016  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Public Funding Notebook: Transparency from outside

NIH's new deputy director for extramural research has set improving transparency as his banner priority, focusing in particular on the process for awarding grants and accountability over public funds. Michael Lauer, who replaced Sally Rockey...
12:00 AM, Feb 04, 2016  |  BC Innovations | Finance

PPP tipping point

For the past five years, BioCentury Innovations has tracked the formation of new public-private partnerships (PPPs) to follow how biotechs and pharmas are using research partnerships to access academic innovation. While the 2015 data show...
12:00 AM, Jan 21, 2016  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Italy's velocity factor

After five years of building a portfolio of research programs, Italian tech transfer company TTFactor s.r.l. can now turn to a homegrown supply of seed funding following the launch of BiovelocITA, the country's first biotech...
12:00 AM, Jan 14, 2016  |  BC Innovations | Finance

NIDA doubles down

Signaling that she has no intention of shying away from investing in research that could lead to therapies for addiction, Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), announced a restructuring of...
12:00 AM, Oct 15, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Public-Private Partnership Roundup

PPP activity was down slightly in 3Q15 compared with the previous quarter, with 61 partnerships announced during that span. Big pharmas and biotechs continue to pair up with public and academic institutions at a high...
12:00 AM, Sep 17, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Mapping Public-Private Partnerships

Mapping Public-Private Partnerships A world map of selected public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the first half of 2015 shows not-surprisingly high activity in the U.S. and Europe but reveals notable partnership activity in other areas as well....
12:00 AM, Sep 17, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

NIAAA focuses on developing medicines

NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism took steps this summer to underscore its support for translational research with new plans for a division dedicated to developing drugs for alcohol use disorder. According to NIAAA...
12:00 AM, Aug 20, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Gladstone adds for profit

The not-for-profit Gladstone Institutes is expanding its deal capacity by creating Cure Network Ventures Inc., a wholly owned for-profit company within its walls aimed at attracting funding organizations and industry partners. While Gladstone sees the...
12:00 AM, Jul 16, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Foundation in disrepair

The multiple sclerosis community will lose one of its advocates for investing in research on reversing the disease when the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) closes its doors next month due to lack of funding that...