Archive for June, 2002

Informatics Moves to the Head of the Class

Informatics Moves to the Head of the Class The race is on to increase the quantity and quality of bio-IT training programs as government and academia bet the need will be great. Will the job market back that up?


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Nanopharmaceuticals Open Up Brand New Field Of Study

Nanopharmaceuticals Open Up Brand New Field Of Study Drug-binding molecules tiny enough to travel through the body’s smallest capillaries may provide a way to spare the heart and other organs from the toxic effects of drug overdose.


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Networked Pharma

Networked Pharma The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a deepening productivity crisis. The industry’s preferred escape mechanism from this predicament has been to increase investment in current business activities – primarily R&D and sales – to sustain productivity levels or, ideally, to exploit economies of scale. This has been implemented through organic growth of critical resources […]


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Pharma Financial Squeeze Bodes Ill for Genomics

Pharma Financial Squeeze Bodes Ill for Genomics ‘Caution: Tougher Times Ahead’ may be an apt sign for biotech in general and genomics in particular, according to a panel of leading venture capitalists.


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DeCode's Genetic Breakthrough Barely Registers

DeCode’s Genetic Breakthrough Barely Registers DeCode Genetics published an important genetic map–assembled by methods very different from those used to create the sequence of the human genome–that will make it much easier for scientists to hunt down new genes linked to disease. But DeCode’s stock continues to languish.


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DeCode’s Genetic Breakthrough Barely Registers

DeCode’s Genetic Breakthrough Barely Registers DeCode Genetics published an important genetic map–assembled by methods very different from those used to create the sequence of the human genome–that will make it much easier for scientists to hunt down new genes linked to disease. But DeCode’s stock continues to languish.


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Celera abandons gene sequencing

Celera abandons gene sequencing The company that shared the glory for unravelling the code of life of human beings has turned its back on gene sequencing. Celera Genomics of Rockville, Maryland, announced this week that it is to develop drugs instead


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Where the Biotech Bets Are

Where the Biotech Bets Are John McCamant of The Medical Technology Stock Letter tells where he’s making his in this poorly performing sector.


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Biotech lobbyists' clout grows in Washington

Biotech lobbyists’ clout grows in Washington The Biotechnology Industry Organization is still unpacking from its move into a bigger office a few blocks from the White House, underscoring the outfit’s rapid climb to lobbying juggernaut status.


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