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New York City Makes a Push to Become a Life Sciences Hotspot

by Knobbe Martens on

New York City took a step toward its goal of becoming a life sciences hub with a $5 million grant from the mayor’s office to BioLabs@NYULangone, a biotech incubator in Manhattan formed from a collaboration between BioLabs and...more

Top 5 Patent Red Flags in Life Sciences Due Diligence

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Since IP represents 75 to 90% of the value of life science transactions, due diligence is a critical component of the valuation process....more

Second Quarter Venture Funding Increases 20% from First Quarter

Earlier this year, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second quarter of...more

3D Printing and the Renaissance of Local Economies

by Benesch on

The rise of 3D printing holds tremendous potential to impact the economy from the local to the national level. Although it is still an estimated five to 10 years away from mainstream consumer adoption, we are already seeing...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Has this year's startup funding slowdown been overblown? Debate continues over the perceived downturn in the market for venture capital, as a new...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 31, 2016

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The State of Venture Capital - How much VC money is out there, and where is it coming from? Click through to the full presentation for a detailed...more

Crowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 2): The JOBS Act

Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – June 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As we reported in January 2015, 2014 was a banner year for venture capital on all fronts, from fundraising, to investment and exits – save, however, for the small drop in the number of deals versus the largest aggregate...more

Crowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 1): The Beginning

Crowd Funding ImageThis is the first in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We start with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter campaign,...more

Venture Funding Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade

Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2014. The report, which is...more

California Healthcare Institute Releases 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report

by Knobbe Martens on

The California Healthcare Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP have released their 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report describing industry trends through 2014. The CHI report highlights the continued strength of...more

The Return of Biotech IPOs

Biotech IPO market activity has recently returned to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. This has been brought about in part by the accommodations afforded issuers under the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act...more

Annual Venture Funding Drops for First Time in Three Years

Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2012. The report, which is...more

Follow-on Biologics and Patent Reform: Will They Discourage Venture Capital Investment in the Biotechnology Industry?

by Foley Hoag LLP on

According to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, venture capital (VC) investing hit a five-year high in 2006, with $25.5 billion invested. Notably, the Life Sciences sector, which...more

Biotechnology Entrepreneur - How to Be Smart!

by Faith L. Charles on

While starting any business is daunting, biotechnology start-ups present unique technological, business, financial, regulatory and legal challenges for the entrepreneur. A thorough plan is essential. This article gives...more

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