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What’s the Most Important Issue That Didn’t Get Addressed in 2014?

December 24, 2014 – 6:59 am | Edit Post

Immigration. Very sad and shows how deeply dysfunctional our system is. This is really hurting innovation—and other countries, like Canada, U.K., Chile and Spain, have moved way ahead of us….
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What’s the Most Important Issue That Didn’t Get Addressed in 2014?

December 24, 2014 – 6:59 am | Edit Post

Immigration. Very sad and shows how deeply dysfunctional our system is. This is really hurting innovation—and other countries, like Canada, U.K., Chile and Spain, have moved way ahead of us….
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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Gilead/AbbVie, Juno, Auspex, Bina & More

December 23, 2014 – 4:34 am | Edit Post

It was a very good year for the Bay Area’s Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), which saw its new hepatitis C treatments— sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and Harvoni (a combination of sofosbuvir and…
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Rethinking Venture Philanthropy After the Kalydeco Windfall

December 22, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation’s big win in venture philanthropy can fuel constructive competition among companies developing innovative CF drugs, benefiting both patients and the healthcare…
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Rethinking Venture Philanthropy After the Kalydeco Windfall

December 22, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation’s big win in venture philanthropy can fuel constructive competition among companies developing innovative CF drugs, benefiting both patients and the healthcare…
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Intrigue and Outdated Rules Complicate Big Biotech Patent Fight

December 16, 2014 – 4:30 am | Edit Post

How’s this for strange? What’s likely the most important biotech patent battle of the decade is now being fought under outmoded rules that the U.S. Congress, in a rare spasm of common…
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Intrigue and Outdated Rules Complicate Big Biotech Patent Fight

December 16, 2014 – 4:30 am | Edit Post

How’s this for strange? What’s likely the most important biotech patent battle of the decade is now being fought under outmoded rules that the U.S. Congress, in a rare spasm of common…
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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Versant, BayBio/CHI Merger, von Emster

December 11, 2014 – 11:48 am | Edit Post

A programming note: The American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting, which took place Friday through Tuesday in San Francisco, took up much of the week’s biopharma news. We’ve decided…
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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Versant, BayBio/CHI Merger, von Emster

December 11, 2014 – 11:48 am | Edit Post

A programming note: The American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting, which took place Friday through Tuesday in San Francisco, took up much of the week’s biopharma news. We’ve decided…
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Members Push Merger of 2 California Life Sciences Industry Groups

December 8, 2014 – 10:01 pm | Edit Post

The move to combine two nonprofits that are dedicated to advancing California’s life sciences interests was set in motion 11 months ago, when CEO David Gollaher resigned from the San Diego-based…
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