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NYT Article Raises Issues with Genomics Tests with Cancer Patients

see url A front page article in the New York Times today by Gina Kolata, “How Bright Promise in Cancer Testing Fell Apart”, chronicles a patient case study at Duke University about gene based tests for lung cancer. Additional commentary at other research institutions suggests that “good science has not caught up with the financial push.” We […]

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Big Sell-Off in Oil, Gas and Other Commodities Spooks the Market

isotretinoin cheap online Relative Safety in Healthcare Stocks Today’s sell-off in the energy complex with the back-drop of a U.S. slow growth scenario plus the Euro being vulnerable due to Greece and Ireland has spooked the overall market. All the major indices are down over 1% with the S&P down 1.22%. Nasdaq is coming back down only 1%.Materials […]

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Biggest Biotech Trends

http://adbands.com/index.php/products/fotoflex-wristbands This was published today on www.InvestorUprising.com. Biotech stocks are up 10% YTD. Investor Uprising – Rod Raynovich – The Biggest Biotech Trends

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University Start-Ups? All It Takes Is Money

University Start Ups: We Can Do It  Just Show Me The Money To those of you who are familiar with Tech Transfer and university start-ups you know there are more opinions and technology than there is a money. See the article below that says universities are blowing opportunities to leverage their scientific talent. As if […]

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Healthcare Start-Ups: What’s Hot?

Hot biomedical concepts: Software, mobile communications, ophthalmology,antibiotics,epilepsy,surgery,cancer, and publishing. On Thursday March 9 The Wall Street Journal published an excellent review of the Top 50 start-ups and the money raised.The leaders were technology companies with a WEB focus. With valuations for Facebook, Group-On and Twitter soaring there is some debate as to whether we are […]

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Biotech Chronicles #1: The Survivor Business Model

Its the Business Concept and Science-Not the Numbers Think about it. Why do investors keep coming back to biotech? Why do VC’s, hedge funds and traders like biotech? One reason is that it is not just dependent on fundamentals and financial metrics. Biotech thrives on medical news, scientific breakthroughs, potential cures for serious diseases and […]

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Synthetic Biology-A New Theme in Biotechnology

…”tools to redesign the living world”… No time to write about this now but it is a biotech theme with great interest. Will provide content at a later date. Is Randal J. Kirk Biotech’s Best Investor? – Matthew Herper – The Medicine Show – Forbes Synthetic biology and evolution : The New Yorker Synthetic Biology […]

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Life Science News Update:$700M in Fed Research Center at NIH; AD Diagnosis

Will the GOP cut the NIH budget? Turf battles at the Institutes to follow. Who knew there were only two breakthroughs in mental health drugs: Thorazine and Lithium? Federal Research Center Will Help Develop Medicines – NYTimes.com Most experts believe the PET Imaging procedure can be helpful. Alzheimer’s Scan Might Help Spot Disease Alzheimer’s Association […]

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Venture Capital Recovers, Biotechnology Gets $3.7B in 2010

Venture Capitalists invested $21.8B in 2010 an increase of 19% over the prior year. Biotechnology was up 3% over the prior year to $3.7B with 460 deals. Software was the leader rising 20% to $4B. Medical Device was flat year over year with $2.3B invested. ANNUAL VENTURE INVESTMENT INCREASES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2007, ACCORDING […]

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Weekly News Update: Dx Patents, XMRV, Avastin, Healthcare Reform

Significant Life Science News This Week Diagnostic Tests Can Be Patented, U.S. Court Rules – Bloomberg New Blood-Screening Advised – WSJ.com WABE: FDA Rules On Avastin Breast Cancer Drug (2010-12-17) Long legal fight ahead for health law – Politics – More politics – msnbc.com Health-Care Reform 2010 – Tracking the National Health-Care Debate

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