Posts Tagged ‘venture capital’

Making connections – advancing regenerative medicine through partnerships

Author: Nicole Forgione, 11/08/16

A key driver for advancements in regenerative medicine is partnerships. In recognition of this, every year CCRM hosts a networking reception that brings together our partners for an evening of discussion and knowledge sharing. This year’s industry networking reception was focused on the theme of increasing partnerships between industry and academia. I had the privilege…Read more

Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: December

Author: Mark Curtis, 01/07/15

. Welcome to your deal review for the month of December. Juno Therapeutics made its leap into the public realm with the largest biotech initial public offering (IPO) in 2014. bluebird Bio announced pricing of a common offering to raise over $200M. Read on to find out more. Earlier this year, we saw privately held…Read more

Drug giants filling in the Valley of Death

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 07/17/12

Faced with patent shortages to replace flagship products, Big Pharma is increasing investments in smaller biotech companies to capture innovations early. Most new companies wither and die if they run out of initial funds before they’re profitable.  In biotech, companies may strive to hit goals such as proving that a technology works as intended, developing…Read more

View from the floor 2: Till & McCulloch Meetings

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 05/01/12

  Commercialization plenary summary, part 2 of 4 One of the most dynamic speakers of the conference thus far was Greg Bonfiglio of Proteus Venture Partners. A well-known VC speaker in this area, Bonfiglio shared his perspectives of how the commercialization of regenerative medicine technologies, and of biotechnology in general, has evolved. Proteus Venture Partners supports or invests…Read more

Jumping the innovation gap: Breathing life into life science startups

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 10/27/11

Canada was built upon the inventiveness and resourcefulness of people who lived here. Why then, have Canadians long heard and read about being second best, sellouts, and in general not that great? Thinking we aren’t competitive has almost become a national mantra. But it’s more than a state of mind: the innovation gap has a…Read more