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There’s an undeniable excitement when a new technology really hits its stride, and that excitement pretty much sparkled all over John Boyce’s third Consumer Genetics Show. There was the A-list of academic and corporate speakers. There was the participation of the full range of stakeholders, from regulatory experts, genomics CEOs, and academic leaders to cancer patients (the affordable $20 entrance fee helped). There was the fact that John is one of the most well-networked people in our business, and he’s got a Midas touch when it come...

Once again, the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center scored a direct hit with their Early-Stage Life Sciences Conference VII. Partnering with the Merck Research Labs, they lined up an impressive array of new companies loaded with pedigreed, serial entrepreneurs from Harvard, MIT, Genzyme, Hologics, and other leading academic centers and corporations. Each of the sixteen companies had ten minutes to pitch their newco to investors and the biotech community – which gave the proceedings a kind of mini- JP Morgan Life Sciences Conferen...

One of the markets that’s got the industry most excited lately is personalized medicine – the use of detailed diagnostics to determine individualized medical treatments. Little wonder that the approach is garnering attention, as the number of stakeholders seeing new ways to benefit seems to grow daily. Think platform tool providers, whose imaging and genetic tests are going to be relied on in completely new ways. Think pharma companies, who’ll be able to increase their shot at getting drugs through clinical trials by weeding out non-r...

I know, I know — you’re busy and your budget is tight. All the more reason to help young scientists and entrepreneurs advance. Student internships are an excellent way to add additional horsepower to a tactical project while helping train our next “best and brightest.” At Flagship Ventures, I engaged a number of the MIT Harvard e-Lab graduate students. They did an excellent job developing competitive landscapes, researching markets and conducting due diligence on new companies and opportunities we were considering. Many of the [execut...

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