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The Excitement, the Dismay and Everything In-Between: JPM2019 week

  Another JPM week rolls around and in comes the rainy weather to SF.  It’s getting to be quite a pattern. Each year I look forward to it and dread it.  It’s a week of seeing colleagues, meeting lots of new people, and learning about [...]

2021-04-16T02:30:31+00:00January 15th, 2019|Blog, Happenings|

The Start-up Scene:  Investing in Tools and Platforms

I’ve been to a number of panel discussions with biotech investors.  Although much of the advice is similar, some bears repeating.  Also, this particular panel focused on early stage investing in biotech startups in the tools and platform space.  Some insights are more directed to [...]

2021-04-16T02:25:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Connecting the Dots for Written Description

Your first patent application – you try to think of all of the possible variations, all the possible diseases that could be diagnosed or treated, all the potential doses, all the potential chemical or protein variants.  But will these lists provide sufficient support for the [...]

2021-04-16T02:21:55+00:00November 19th, 2018|Blog, Groundworks|

A Common Passion – a Shout-out to Startups

Last week was 3 consecutive days of pitches, 3 different settings, 3 different audiences.  I heard a lot of great ideas in a wide variety of styles.  Some were more sales-focused, some more data-focused.  Some founders were nervous, others strode out with confidence.  The diversity [...]

2021-04-16T02:20:19+00:00November 12th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|