Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Force Care Foundation Brings Military Opportunities to Bio-Entrepreneurs

Last autumn, I was searching for a way to get rid of the nerve-zapping pain that hit every time the barometer made a steep jump. My face full of post-plane crash titanium and regenerated bone acted like a weather station….

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Casting Calls for Pfizer: The Movie

In the August 15, 2011, issue of Fortune, the story “Inside Pfizer’s palace coup” provided a detailed account of the ouster of Jeff Kindler, CEO of Pfizer Inc. until December 2010. Some watchers of Pfizer’s R&D efforts are victims of…

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Biopharmas Should Explore Better Ways to Make and Regulate Drugs to Avoid Shortages

What’s causing drug shortages in the U.S., and is it a matter of mechanisms of control or methods of drug production? In 2010, there were shortages of 178 drugs in the U.S., a record-high level. Many drugs on the 2010…

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The HIV Cure and a Culture of Low Expectations

By Catherine Shaffer, BioWorld Today Contributing Writer   If you do a web search on the term “cancer cure,” you’ll get pages and pages of conspiracy theories, alternative medicine sites, and home-cooked “natural” remedies. Some of them, like baking soda…

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Four Days Later: The De-Evolution of a #2011BIO Attendee

By Jennifer Boggs, Assistant Managing Editor This year marked my fifth BIO International Convention since joining the BioWorld team. I love the BIO meeting. It’s a great way to learn about new trends in the industry, discover potential sources for…

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#BIO 2011: Agony of De Feet

WASHINGTON ‑ If there’s any universal experience of the BIO International Conference, it has to be foot fatigue. You hear about it in snatches in the hallway. “My feet are aching.” “I have to get off my feet.” “My blisters…

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The Blame Game: BioPharma CEOs Shouldn’t Be Scapegoats

By Ilene Schneider, BioWorld Perspectives Contributing Writer Biopharma CEOs sometimes pay for the sins of their companies. But is it fair to single out just one person when the failure of the company, or the unethical behavior of the company,…

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The Hottest Jobs in the Biotech’s Future

What are the hot jobs in the life sciences during the next decade? According to Bernhard Palsson, of the University of California, San Diego, there is “unprecedented opportunity” in systems biology and bioinformatics, which seek not only biologists, but also…

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