Now is the time to develop a novel financial instrument which will provide risk transfer, transparency, and more certainty. A futures market in healthcare is a product whose time has come.
As life sciences asset managers, our evaluation of the life science capital markets for the second quarter of 2017 is one of confidence, mediated by prudent caution. Our view has been based on a confluence of subjective and objective factors.
A Nevada woman’s death in 2016 from an untreatable bacterial infection called attention to the possibility of an “antibiotic apocalypse,” when even the most deadly bacterial strains will prove resistant to all available antibiotics. “Antibiotic development is not keeping pace with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains,” said Kevin Outterson, executive director of the new global public-private partnership, Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X).
IP due diligence standards need to be continuously updated to stay current, especially, as biopharma companies increasingly pursue high-stakes, IP-intensive deals in which an overlooked IP issue can undermine the entire value of such a transaction. The following are the five questions you must ask in corporate transactions regarding IP due diligence.
It is increasingly rare that early-stage compounds or platform technologies are acquired without demonstration of clinical effect. Many years ago you could get funding for an idea, a piece of data, or a novel platform. With little exaggeration, funding could be generally raised as long as there was promise and the ability to tell a story, or until the concept was fully disproven.
There is a serious push to make Texas the “Third Coast” of biotech and Austin, in particular, a new hub for the industry.
For the past decade, academia and industry have become increasingly collaborative, finding ways to shed cautious attitudes and successfully advance programs together. Now, academia is taking a proactive, strategic approach that promises to further catalyze industry relationships and increase opportunities for commercialization and monetization of the most promising technologies.
Antibiotic resistance is a real and immediate threat that is beginning to garner the global attention it needs and deserves. During a meeting of the United Nations in September 2016, the entire General Assembly — 193 nations — reaffirmed its commitment to developing national action plans on combatting antibiotic resistance.
As I walked into a breakout session on at JPM, I couldn’t help but overhear people discussing the latest negative news to hit the biopharma industry.
Lots of people in our industry are wondering how to simultaneously bring value to patients and the organization. It’s a reasonable aspiration, but is it possible?