Over 900 pharma and biotech executives gathered in
"There was a really good energy at BioPharm America this year, and generally high optimism within the sector, especially in the wake of the recent uptick in IPOs,' said Florian Schoenhammer, Group Managing Director of
"This year's BioPharm America, which brought together industry leaders from around the world, saw the largest number of partnering meetings yet,' said
A very popular panel was "Who will be funding early stage biotech in the future?' moderated by
"The biotech venture capital world has been going through a historic contraction over the past several years, leaving fewer firms who are able and willing to make big bets on early stage life science innovations,' said Timmerman. "The VCs who are left in the game are going to have to coexist in a new world in which crowdfunding platforms are making it possible to bring many more angel investors into their portfolio companies. It's creating a fascinating new financing dynamic for biotech startups, and I was delighted to be a part of a lively conversation on this trend at BioPharm America. This is a story I'll be watching evolve over the next year."
A new track, the Academic Innovators™ Showcase, debuted at the event, and featured presentations on translational research opportunities from leading academic institutions and hospitals.
"The inclusion of the Academic Innovator's Showcase in BioPharm America provided academic institutions with an opportunity to demonstrate their growing drug discovery capabilities which are forming the basis of academic-pharma partnerships such as those of Sanford-Burnham with
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