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Takeda Joins the R&D Migration to Boston

From Fierce Biotech, news that the “unending game of global reorganization in biopharma R&D is continuing” with a new move by Takeda to close several vaccine operations around the U.S. in order to concentrate R&D in “the hot Boston/Cambridge, MA hub“ Advertisements

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Why isn’t New York City a Biotech Hub?

An article in the Wall Street Journal says that high rents are the problem: It also underscores a wider problem for the city as it tries to attract biotech away from thriving centers like San Francisco and Boston—an inability to … Continue reading

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Boston edges out Cambridge for new technology firms

In a somewhat surprising development, Boston actually had more venture capital deals than Cambridge in 2013.  Ninety-seven deals were signed in Boston, vs. 78 in Cambridge.  Cambridge does still hold a commanding lead in the dollar amount, however, with total funding … Continue reading

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More Biotech Hub Rankings

GEN (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News) has released their own, more comprehensive biotech hub rankings.  As expected, Boston-Cambridge and the Bay Area are at the top, with San Francisco edging out Boston in most criteria.  The GEN rankings include not only … Continue reading

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Venture Funding of Biotech is VERY Concentrated… and Very Limited

Fierce Biotech has released their latest analysis of venture capital funding of biotech in the U.S. last year, broken down by metropolitan area: Source: http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/top-15-cities-biotech-venture-funding/2014-03-06 San Francisco is back out in front, edging out Boston-Cambridge.  After San Diego and Washington, funding … Continue reading

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Boston is a Global Financial Center – #7 Actually

Most people think of Boston as a global center for research and teaching, especially in the biomedical sciences.  (or perhaps as a center of excellence in American professional sports…).  Say “financial center”, however, and the word “regional” comes to mind … Continue reading

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Boston-Cambridge is THE Life Sciences Hub

Luke Timmerman from Xconomy has published an analysis of where the major Life Sciences companies are located. Using the criteria of having $100 million in cash and short term assets as the definition of a major firm, his analysis highlights … Continue reading

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Unsettled Skies over South Boston

… as a cold front pushes tropical air toward the Atlantic ocean.

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Spring evening on the Charles River

Evening falls and the sailboats are stored for the night.

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