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12:00 AM, Feb 26, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Europe waking to the American dream

While Europe didn't see the spike in seed and series A financing that the U.S. biotech sector enjoyed in 2014, there are signs the region is beginning to capitalize on the strength of its academic...
12:00 AM, Feb 12, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Precision decision

President Obama's $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative might be a drop in the ocean of the overall NIH budget, but it has launched waves of discussion in the field. On Feb. 2, Obama unveiled his FY2016...
12:00 AM, Feb 05, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

PPPs holding steady

BioCentury's annual analysis of public-private partnerships and early stage venture financing activity shows that the model of using PPPs to foster academic innovation is holding fast, and that academia is an active driver behind the...
12:00 AM, Jan 22, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Public Funding Notebook: Small change for NIH

NIH has released data on grants awarded in FY14, and the numbers suggest that in a year in which the private sector saw money start to flow freely with a surge of biotech IPOs, it...
12:00 AM, Jan 15, 2015  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Consortia cross-talk

There's no doubt that the consortium model is here to stay, but the challenge now is to avoid creating a bureaucracy of committees with duplicate missions and redundancies of effort. The answer might be a...
12:00 AM, Jan 31, 2013  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Evotec's growing Ivy

Evotec AG is double dipping into the Ivy League, this time partnering with Yale University to move early stage research from the university's labs into late preclinical and IND-ready assets for third parties to license....
12:00 AM, Aug 16, 2012  |  BC Innovations | Finance

CIRM: get a little closer

In its latest batch of grants the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine divided a smaller pool of funding among fewer research teams than it did in 2009, reflecting the institute's interest in funding projects that...
12:00 AM, Mar 29, 2012  |  BC Innovations | Finance

IMI's leadoff hitter

Europe's Innovative Medicines Initiative has recruited 7 pharmas to each contribute up to 50,000 compounds from their proprietary libraries and is pooling the molecules into a public-private partnership called the European Lead Factory. The pharmas...
12:00 AM, Aug 04, 2011  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Gap-filling alliance

BioPontis Alliance LLCis taking a fresh approach to addressing the translational gap-instead of taking discoveries from universities and forming companies, BioPontis starts with its knowledge of industry's portfolio needs and works backward. The company hopes...
12:00 AM, May 19, 2011  |  BC Innovations | Finance

Making the case for precompetitive clinical development

The Structural Genomics Consortium and Sage Bionetworks are spearheading an effort to build a precompetitive, pharma-backed public-private partnership to optimize the clinical validation of new therapeutic targets. By removing IP and data-access restrictions, the group...