TechCrunch  6 hrs ago  Comment 
 One more meetup in Poland! I’ll see you all tomorrow in Wroclaw and it’s going to be a hoot! Tomorrow’s meetup is after the IN-FERENCE conference on Friday, December 9 and it’s part of the IN-FERENCE conference. We’ll be talking...  Dec 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - US President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to cut the cost of prescription drugs, sending Pharmaceutical and biotechnology shares down Wednesday. "I'm going to bring down drug prices. I don't like what's...
Benzinga  Dec 8  Comment 
Biotech stocks are seeking to regain some semblance of normalcy after Wednesday's Trump-inspired selloff. Much against market perceptions of a biotech-friendly President-elect Donald Trump stance, he hit out at the sector, with a vague message...
Motley Fool  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Clusterstock  Dec 7  Comment 
An experimental treatment — developed by tiny biotech Voyager Therapeutics — to help people with Parkinson's disease respond better to their medication appears to be working. Parkinson's disease is characterized by motor symptoms such as...
MarketWatch  Dec 7  Comment 
SPDR S&P Biotech ETF XBI slumped 1.9% and iShares NASDAQ Biotech ETF IBB sunk 1.8% in pre-market trade on Wednesday after President-elect Donald Trump's Time cover story quoted the celebrity businessman saying "I'm going to bring down drug...
FierceBiotech  Dec 7  Comment 
Neurimmune, TVM set up ALS biotech, secure support of Eli Lilly unit for advance toward clinical proof of concept nick.paul.taylor Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:27
Motley Fool  Dec 6  Comment 
Biogen could be a top-performing stock in 2017. Here's why.
Benzinga  Dec 6  Comment 
The American Society of Hematology, a 58-year-old organization of hematologists, wraps up its annual meeting in San Diego Tuesday. The conference is key for investors; it features many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical and biotech...
Forbes  Dec 6  Comment 
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