Venter Announces $500K Prize for Significant Advances Toward $1,000 Genome

Venter Announces $500K Prize for Significant Advances Toward $1,000 Genome “Just before lunch today at the GSAC conference, Craig Venter stood before the crowd and announced a mouth-watering proposition: a $500,000 Genomic Technology Prize to be awarded by the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation to a person or organization that develops technology ‘to significantly advance’ […]


The Odd Couple – CombinatoRx brings matchmaking to drug discovery and development

The Odd Couple – CombinatoRx brings matchmaking to drug discovery and development While almost everyone in the drug industry is looking for ways to speed new drugs to market, CombinatoRx has taken a particularly pragmatic approach: Rather than looking for new drugs, it is searching for novel combinations of existing drugs with synergistic effects.


Biotechs big winners in VC rebound

Biotechs big winners in VC rebound Biotechnology companies are leading a rebound in venture capital investment in the New York metro area, a new survey shows. Investors put $380 million into 56 companies in the second quarter of this year, for a 63% jump in venture capital investment over the first quarter, according to the […]