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Legal aspects of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the UK from Taveners Law: www.tavenerslaw.co.uk/biopharma-medtech
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Kalorama Information lists 'Top Five Trends in Healthcare in 2014' - DrugStoreNews

Kalorama Information lists 'Top Five Trends in Healthcare in 2014' - DrugStoreNews | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
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Could Big Pharma’s appetite for local biotechs hurt independents? - The Boston Globe

Could Big Pharma’s appetite for local biotechs hurt independents? - The Boston Globe | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Merck’s plan to buy Lexington’s Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $9.5 billion is just the latest example of Big Pharma expanding its presence in Greater Boston. Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, Takeda, and Shire are among those that have grabbed a stake in the local market.
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First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record | The Japan Times

The Western world's first gene-therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a price of €1.1 million ($1.4 million), a new record for a medicine to tre
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The Transformation Challenges Facing Pharmaceutical Executives

This paper discusses the major trends in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and the resultant considerations for senior executives. It looks at how companies are seeking
inorganic growth through mergers and acquisition.
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The shake-up continues, with huge opportunities for new entrants and new thinking... great times! (for some)

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Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Older entrepreneurs are often shunned while younger entrepreneurs receive attention and funding. This is hurting the venture-capital system as well as Silicon Valley — because the stereotypes are f...
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As the proud provider of grey hair to several tech companies, I have no comment to this (uh hum, statement of the obvious... :-) )

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Twins and outs

Twins and outs | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it

Michaël Bikard has conducted the first twin studies of new knowledge, looking at how and why some ideas succeed and others fail.

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Andromeda fiasco drags down Clal Biotech - Globes English

Andromeda fiasco drags down Clal Biotech - Globes English | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
There is still no decisive proof of fraud by Andromeda and its employees.
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It only took two months for this acquisition to go horribly wrong. Fraud, or lack of due diligence?

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Animal rights campaigners SHAC disband group against Huntingdon Life Sciences

Animal rights campaigners SHAC disband group against Huntingdon Life Sciences | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
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Animal rights campaigners SHAC disband group against Huntingdon Life ...
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Time to move on from this sorry saga.....

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Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it's better than you expected - VentureBeat

Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it's better than you expected - VentureBeat | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it's better than you expected
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Bayer HealthCare appears to be the first pharmaceutical company to have started its own accelerator.
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How lean-startup ideology could save your life

How lean-startup ideology could save your life | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH) to commercialize the life sciences. There may come a day that one of these teams makes a ...
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Life scientists take note - "We now know the traditional translational medicine model of commercialization is wrong"!

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Crowdfunding Startups Thrive in the U.K., Where Anyone Can Play Angel Investor

Crowdfunding Startups Thrive in the U.K., Where Anyone Can Play Angel Investor | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
The U.K. has moved much faster than U.S. regulators to approve rules allowing all investors to help fund fledgling businesses
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From time to time many of us (including me) say we should be more like the Americans when it comes to funding businesses, but do we have a head start on #crowdfunding? This article says we do.

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The state of big data in 2014 (chart) - VentureBeat

The state of big data in 2014 (chart) - VentureBeat | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
The state of big data in 2014 (chart)
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Gradually, the use of big data is spreading to more industries, such as healthcare and biotech (particularly in genomics) or education. This is only the beginning.
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The High Price of Drug Patents: Australia, Patent Law, Pharmaceutical Drugs and the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Equilibri

The High Price of Drug Patents: Australia, Patent Law, Pharmaceutical Drugs and the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Equilibri | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it

Will diluting the patent system produce cheaper drugs? The Australians seem to think so...

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Is Organovo Coming of Age? (ONVO)

Is Organovo Coming of Age? (ONVO) | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
We'll know soon whether or not there's a market for Organovo's bioprinted liver tissue. - Todd Campbell - Health Care
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A Billion Here, A Billion There: The Cost Of Making A Drug Revisited

A Billion Here, A Billion There: The Cost Of Making A Drug Revisited | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
The cost of making a new drug has grown to nearly $2.6B, according to the latest and greatest from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (here).  That’s a big and almost unfathomable number.  Critics immediately pounced on it, calling anyone who believed it a flatlander (here), and suggesting [...]
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Rechristened TSB turns a keener eye to market result

Rechristened TSB turns a keener eye to market result | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Innovate UK is shifting its focus to boosting academia-industry engagement
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Ideating in Biotech: Request for Startups - Indie Bio

Ideating in Biotech: Request for Startups - Indie Bio | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of the launch of Indie Bio (our new idea stage biotech accelerator launching in downtown San Francisco this Jan and in Cork in the summer) and the addition of the Berkeley Biolabs team, we thought it was time to send out a request for startups, not just any startups, idea stage …
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Foresight is 20/20: The Need For Pharmaceutical Companies to Implement Robust Anti-Corruption Programs

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have ramped up their prosecution of corporations and officers for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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An interesting discussion on the "antibribery" position facing Pharmas in the US (there are similar laws in the UK). Of course this does not affect just Pharmas, or just companies based in the US, and biotech and device companies who deal with Pharmas need to adopt compliance measures to ensure they don't get caught up in any misdeeds of their Pharma partners.

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Human DNA belongs to no one - it shouldn't be patented

Human DNA belongs to no one - it shouldn't be patented | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
Luigi Palombi: The Australian federal court ruled that isolated human genetic material can be patented. The US supreme court disagrees – and the Americans got it exactly right
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If only it were this simple...

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Dr. McCoy would be proud: XPrize announces finalists in health 'Tricorder ... - VentureBeat

Dr. McCoy would be proud: XPrize announces finalists in health 'Tricorder ... - VentureBeat | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
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MESI Simplifying diagnostics (Ljubljana, Slovenia), a team from diagnostic medical device manufacturer MESI and led by company CEO, Jakob Susteric.
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Good luck to SCANurse!

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Crowdfunding is doomed – there are too many fingers in too many apple pies

Crowdfunding is doomed – there are too many fingers in too many apple pies | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it

Is #crowdfunding really this screwed?


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Three Realities About Venture Capital | TechCrunch

Three Realities About Venture Capital | TechCrunch | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
This week’s kerfuffle over Yo centered on many facets, but none got more attention than the nascent startup’s $1.2 million in venture capital funding...
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This is a good "Venture Capital Industry 101" - and an explanation why VC's back the frivolous over the fundamental...

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I’m afraid I can’t invest in that, Dave: AI appointed to VC funding board

I’m afraid I can’t invest in that, Dave: AI appointed to VC funding board | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
A Hong Kong venture-capital investment company made quite a stir after it appointed an artificial intelligence (AI) program to its board of directors.
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UK Research Council funding data comes to life in two new visualisations - Arts & Humanities Research Council

UK Research Council funding data comes to life in two new visualisations - Arts & Humanities Research Council | UK Medtech law | Scoop.it
UK Research Council funding data comes to life in two new visualisations
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