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New Chinese funding source is open for business

New Chinese funding source is open for business

Dynasty Biotechnology is pleased to announce commencement of a major partnership with Cambridge-based Nuformix in a long term, multi-product agreement.

The Nuformix biobetter products fit perfectly within the Dynasty portfolio of China-relevant assets to be developed and commercialised in China and rolled out to non-China markets. “We are delighted to be working with Nuformix and to come to agreement on the first set of assets,” commented Dynasty CEO Dr Simon ...

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Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

The great country houses of Britain are full of beautiful art from other countries, but the UK’s great technology clusters have to paint their own. It is time to start thinking ahead and to put this right because successful startups are the masterpieces of today. Technology is the artefact of our time.

For 200 years up to around 1840 it was customary for well heeled young men to set off from Britain on a Grand Tour around Europe in search of ...

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Live with passion

Live with passion

So I managed to fit in a single day’s skiing last Sunday.
Nothing very remarkable about that, you might think, until you learn that I haven’t skied for 20 years despite it being one of my passions in life. The reason for this (previously) sad state of affairs is a long story but the Lesson Learned was as obvious as the skis on my feet: if you have a passion in life, in business or in pleasure, then don’t let ...

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Ready, Fire, Aim: pharma’s diagnosis-free growth strategy

Ready, Fire, Aim: pharma’s diagnosis-free growth strategy

So the global pharma and biotech industry still has a pipeline problem: cost per new drug is sky rocketing, volume of new approvals continues to decline, and the influx of likely looking discovery assets is but a trickle. Meanwhile the industry continues to do what it has always done (i.e. implement new team re-structuring or budget allocation ideas), and get what it has always got.

Ready, Fire, Aim?

We still seem to know remarkably little about the drivers governing this pattern. The ...

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10 Lessons Learned. My personal list.

10 Lessons Learned. My personal list.

I was asked to give a project update to fellow ‘tenants’ at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst yesterday. It was actually an interesting exercise for me because I decided to summarise my life’s work on one pictorial slide, and summarise what lessons I had learned along the way on another.

I don’t propose to share the pictorial CV here, though I would recommend the exercise of creating it (for mine I included “value over time”, “jobs”, and “companies founded”). Not pretty! In ...

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