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Forbes  6 hrs ago  Comment 
If you’re a biotech exec or investor, then nothing warms your heart more than a big acquisition – and last month’s was a whopper. In exchange for $800 million upfront plus downstream biobucks, BMS acquired Flexus Biosciences, whose lead...
FierceBiotech  12 hrs ago  Comment 
China's TaiMed Biologics has won the FDA's breakthrough drug title for its HIV therapy, ibalizumab (TMB-355), making it apparently the first Chinese med to get onto the list.
Wall Street Journal  Mar 1  Comment 
Getting a drug approved for commercial use is difficult. For biotech companies, that isn’t the full extent of the challenge.
Motley Fool  Feb 28  Comment 
Intrexon, led by biotech billionaire R.J. Kirk, acquired a little known Belgian biotech. Is it a big deal for investors?
FierceBiotech  Feb 28  Comment 
For more than a year now, NEA general partner David Mott has helmed Mersana Therapeutics, a Cambridge, MA-based biotech that has been working on next-gen antibody-drug conjugates. But this morning he's handing the reins over to longtime biotech...
Motley Fool  Feb 28  Comment 
Amyris has a steadily increasing stream of momentum behind it as the next-generation biotech enters 2015.
TheStreet.com  Feb 28  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 recorded their best February  since 1998, with 179 S&P stocks hitting new 52-week highs. So is there anything left to buy?  Yes, said Guy Adami, managing director of...




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Biotechnology is the use of molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques to develop treatments for human diseases. Many leading companies from the industry originated in the late 70's from university research laboratories. In the 1980s after attracting venture investors and after listed in the US stock exchange,have then developed into a growing industry that uses research innovations to develop new agricultural products, biomedical tools, and human therapies such as monoclonal antibody for cancer. In 2006, 92% of employees in the biotechnology industry worked in companies that specialized in developing new drugs or medical devices and equipment, while 8% were employed in companies that specialized in agricultural products. [1] The large cap company in the group is Amgen, Genentech, Biogen-Idec, Genzyme. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) offers a low risk/reward investment vehicle for long term investors




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