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Decibel Therapeutics Strikes a Balance, Adding Regenerative Med Focus

Decibel Therapeutics emerged four years ago aiming to build a pipeline of medicines for various forms of hearing loss. One of those drugs is in the clinic. Others were shelved. And some of the company’s resources are now focusing on regenerative therapies addressing the inner ear. The recent pipeline changes are accompanied by a corporate […]

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NY’s Research Institutions Must Keep Working Together in ‘19

[Corrected, 1/7/19, 5:15 pm. See below.] [Editor’s Note: Euan Robertson, the Director of Strategic Planning & Special Projects at Columbia Technology Ventures, co-wrote this article.] It is a commonly held belief that academic research institutions, including those in New York City, are fierce competitors. In some ways, that may be true: Universities battle with each […]

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Bio Roundup: Moderna’s Billions, Cytokine Bets, Shire Acquired & More

Cytokine therapies for cancer aren’t new but they are attracting renewed interest. Some pharmaceutical companies see drug combinations using cytokines as a way to broaden the reach of immunotherapy, which still doesn’t work for the majority of cancer patients. This week, Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) showed how much it believes in cytokines. The Indianapolis drug maker […]

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Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” In it, he said medicine needed to be reinvented and he predicted a new era in which artificial intelligence might replace most of the functions that doctors do now—and do it […]

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Near The East River, Plans Emerge For NY’s Next Life Science Center

At a time when biotech incubators and shared spaces are beginning to multiply in Manhattan, work on what could rank among the city’s largest biotech centers—if it can all come together—is just getting underway. According to Paul Wexler, a longtime healthcare-focused real estate broker, construction should begin next year on what is being called the […]

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On the Hudson, Two Developers Open NYC’s Latest Bio Startup Space

Two real estate developers, Taconic Investment Partners and Silverstein Properties, have unveiled plans to bring about 150,000 square feet of new wet lab space online on the West Side of Manhattan, the latest effort in an ongoing quest in New York City to provide startup biotech companies a local home to form and grow. Taconic […]

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Stalled or Rising Momentum? New York Wrestles With Its Biotech Future

[Updated, 6:25 a.m. ET, see below] New York City and state governments have finally put big dollars behind local development of the life sciences industry. But lots of cash is no guarantee of success, as panelists kicking off the annual NewYorkBio conference made clear Tuesday. “The question is, where are we as an industry, and […]

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NY Bio Surge Continues as De Blasio Unveils $500M, 10-Year Life Sci Plan

[Updated w/comments, new information, 3:45 p.m. ET, see below] Over the last two days, city and state governments in New York have combined to commit a total of $1.15 billion to the development of the life sciences industry in the Empire State, the largest biotech bet in its history. Today is New York City’s turn. […]

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New York Institutions, VCs Team up to Build Drug Discovery “Bridge”

[Updated, 11:10 a.m. ET, see below] New York biotech has historically lagged behind more established life sciences hubs like Boston and San Francisco, but collaborations between its research institutions have helped the city start to move forward. Another step in that direction was taken this morning, with the launch of what’s being called Bridge Medicines. […]

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Bio Roundup: CAR-T & Migraine Races, Intra-Cellular, Rockefeller & More

The presidential race captivated millions of TV viewers this week as the first debate took place in Hofstra. But biotech watchers had other races on their mind. Who will be first to market with a new type of cancer treatment known as CAR-T? Who will break free of the pack of companies developing drugs meant […]

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