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Let the conversation begin

“Communication about how certain treatments are working in certain patients is happening through a multitude of media around the globe. These conversations between and among doctors, patients, researchers, and scientists in academia and industry should be facilitated. This includes the…

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U.S., EU biotechs shouldn’t dally on oft-cited ‘China strategy’

SUZHOU, China – Global intellectual property lawyers and consultants are quick to advise U.S. and European biotechs that they need a “China strategy” – guidance that usually generates a response akin to Scarlett O’Hara’s famous “I’ll think about it tomorrow”…

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Happy Holidays! BioWorld’s 7th Annual Biotech Gift Guide

Who needs Black Friday and Cyber Monday, anyway? True biotech aficionados know they can find the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday list in BioWorld’s 7th Annual Biotech Holiday Gift Guide. Shoppers, start your engines. Personal Health Last year,…

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Cancer Research Through Time: Cure Should’ve Been Wrapped up by 1985

If you’re looking for a plenary speaker, pick a Pulitzer Prize winner. That was one of the corollary lessons to be had from the talk of Columbia University’s Siddhartha Mukherjee at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting on…

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‘ImaginAb’ That! BioWorld Salutes ‘Overall Awesomeness’

We at BioWorld actually contemplated putting out a zany blog about biotech to commemorate April Fools’ Day – i.e. biotech firm develops drug for childhood cooties, or something equally ridiculous – but, in the end, we decided to pass. And…

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Big Wins, a Cliff, a Race and a Red Face: A 2012 Recap

Now that 2012 is drawing to a close, it’s once again time to take a look back at a year that saw some big hits and misses for the biotech industry – and there were plenty of both. The hits…

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Fathers, Stop Being Such . . . Men!

June is not only for Father’s Day greetings; it is also Men’s Health Month. And if any gender needs an aide memoire to engender the self-awareness to regard and conduct its health, it would be men! I acknowledge there are…

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To BioWorld: Farewell! All My Best. With Love, Trista

As many of you know, after six wonderful years with BioWorld, I’m moving on to take a position as associate director of corporate communications with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. When BioWorld asked me to write a farewell blog post, I jumped at…

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@ASCO12: Invisible Gorillas, IgNobel Prizes and What it All Means for Drug Discovery

As I may have mentioned before, I love the IgNobel Prizes. So imagine my delight when I found myself in a session at ASCO’s 2012 annual meeting earlier this week listening to the speaker, Anthony Tolcher, talking about The Invisible…

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2010-12 Biotech IPOs Not Performing THAT Bad. Really.

What a difference two weeks makes. When I was researching last week’s BioWorld Insight cover – about how emerging biotech Verastem Inc., mature biotech Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. and specialty pharma firm Clovis Oncology Inc. shared some surprising similarities in how…

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