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Good Chemistry

Thanks to a merger, a poultry and produce wash is helping the oil industry extract resources more effectively In 2008, Vic Keasler was performing molecular biology tests at a pharma, biotech, and academic research company.  Keasler had studied hepatitis B and C’s effect on liver cancer in graduate school; his career had primarily focused on… Continue Reading

MoFo BioMeter Shows Decline in Biotech Licensing Payments

The third issue of MoFo BioMeter, which covers the first quarter of 2013, has launched. MoFo BioMeter reports that the average value for all biotech licensing transactions in the first quarter was an impressive $60 million – a sizable jump over 2012’s Q1. However, much of that stems from two outsized deals – the BMS/Reckitt… Continue Reading

MoFo BioMeter Report for Q4 and Full Year 2012

The fourth quarter of 2012 saw an uptick in BioMeter value, with an average BioMeter value of approximately $26.8 million for license and collaboration agreements announced during the quarter, led by an increase in BioMeter values for Phase 2 transactions and a single high-value transaction for an approved product. Transactions for Phase 2 and pre-clinical/discovery… Continue Reading

Could seaweed be the ideal biofuel source?

For decades, biofuel companies have turned to food crops, especially corn, to make the bioethanol that is added to gasoline to power trucks and cars. But the resulting price pressures on food, coupled with the large tracts of land needed to produce the fuel in a meaningful way, has led to a hunt for next-generation… Continue Reading