Biotech & Growing Opthalmic Market

Repeated surveys (e.g. one from Cintas Corporation) have revealed that sight is the sense people would least like to lose, and vision loss is, in fact, considered to be one of the greatest health concerns for many.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that, in the U.S., 24.4 million people suffer from cataracts, 2.7 million …

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drug development

Key People In Early Drug Development

  Anthony (Tony) J. Coyle, PhD, is originally from England, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and PhD in pharmacology from King’s College London.  He worked as a post-doctoral assistant at the Institut Pasteur, and as a post-doctoral research assistant with the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine before being hired as …

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Drug Pricing

Vermont has recently become the first state to pass legislation addressing the rapidly increasing cost of prescription drugs. There are currently no mandated caps on the prices pharmaceutical companies can charge, which makes the U.S. an anomaly among other Western nations. As a result, the AARP reports that the cost of medications increased by 9.4% from …

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Recruiting Life Science

The Science of Life Sciences Recruiting

By Patricia “Patti” Hall As an experienced recruitment partner in the life sciences industry, I have learned that it is particularly important for a search firm’s practices and priorities to mirror those of its clients in this sector.  Life Sciences is a unique industry, with business practices that have been specifically designed to maximize the …

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Innovative Fund Sourcing In Biotech

Biotech startups developing new technologies are taking a creative approach to attracting the funding needed to develop and test new therapies. An example of innovative fund sourcing is from the oncology drug discovery company Oncoceutics. Oncoceutics is a Pennsylvania-based oncology biopharmaceutical firm that started operations in 2009. Its launch was based on research done by …

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