BIO recently hosted the 15th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference at the Waldorf Astoria New York, the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. This year’s event drew more than 1,200 industry leaders, welcomed over 750 investors and facilitated at least 1,300 One-on-One Partnering meetings. BIO’s successful portfolio of investor conferences includes the BIO Investor Forum taking place in San Francisco later this year.
The signing of FDASIA by President Obama in July reinforces the country's commitment to fostering innovation for rare diseases. With a record 460 medicines in late-stage clinical trials, biopharmaceutical companies have embraced rare disease medicine and are rapidly developing the pipeline with hopes of achieving the ever elusive blockbuster drug.
Fireside Chat with John Milligan, PhD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gilead Sciences
Despite Low Funding, Biotech Productivity Remains High In 2013
“What I’m seeing at Gilead is very interesting… it’s a real explosion in productivity. We’re seeing great molecules coming through in our HCV portfolio. I think I’ve seen some of the best things that will probably never be drugs come out, because I think the field is moving that fast that we won’t need them.”
Putting a Ring on It - When Drug Development Deals Turn into Acquisitions