Author Archives: Lynn Yoffee

An Asia Strategy is Not Optional

“If you plan to be around five or 10 years from now, you have to have a Chinese strategy.” That poignant comment in a BioWorld Today article came from Joshua Boger in 2011. The founder and former CEO of Vertex…

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Biotech’s White Knight (aka Serial Cheater) Gets Prison Time, Finally

It’s been 16 years since I first reported in BioWorld Today that David Blech was charged with securities fraud. In April 1997, I reached him at his New York office a few days after his arraignment in a U.S. District…

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Biopeople to Meet at BIO2013: Inside the World of Biotech’s Luminaries, Titans and Brainiacs

Partnering, networking and making new friends are all top-of-the-agenda for the biopharma industry’s largest U.S. gathering. As you’re preparing to join 16,500+ of your colleagues at the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, we’d like to introduce you to a…

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A Stifled U.S. Biotech Sector: Is it Too Late to Recover?

BOSTON ‑ Amid all of the excitement that comes with the biopharma industry’s largest annual gathering in Boston this week, I’m worried about the future. The U.S. has lost too much ground ‑ due to the obvious partisan gridlock in…

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Welcome to BioWorld.com 14.0

Raise your hand if you remember receiving BioWorld Today via that curly fax paper. Seems like ages ago, right? We used a “fax blaster” in those early days – more than 20 years ago – to deliver your daily dose…

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Michele Bachmann Endangered Women’s Lives

Teary-eyed mother to Michele Bachmann: Michele, my daughter took the HPV vaccine and spontaneously became mentally retarded. Michele Bachmann to the world: We must stop the use of these dangerous government-mandated vaccines which infringe on our liberties as Americans and…

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The Biogodess: Chief Executive of Biotech Industry Nurturing

She’s best known as the Biogodess. A biotech insider who can recount the early days in the sector — when the industry was first starting to attract serious biobucks. The Biogodess has helped many bridge the gap of knowledge between…

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#BIO2011: Meeeeemories Light the Corners of My Mind

OK, I officially promise never to quote Barbra’s songs again . . .but, with the 2011 BIO International Convention just a mere three weeks ago – it seems like a distant memory for some of us and a blur for…

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Video Coverage from #BIO2011 – State of the British Biotech Industry

Nigel Gaymond, Chief Executive of the BioTech Industry, UK, discusses his opinions on the future of the British biotech sector at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  Do you agree? What are you thoughts on British biotech?  Let us know in…

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BioClichés Run Amuck: Avoid These at #BIO2011!

With #BIO2011 just four days away, attendees and speakers alike are cramming stacks of business cards in brief cases and debating whether or not to wear the good looking shoes or the comfortable ones. The BioWorld team will gather en…

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