2011 Review and Outlook for Biotechnology in 2012

Our favorable outlook for the biotechnology industry remains intact for 2012 and is based on several key drivers

To Partner, or Not to Partner: That is the Question

Traditional wisdom holds that biotechnology companies benefit from collaborations with their larger pharmaceutical peers, which can help validate a company’s technology, provide capital to help fund clinical development, and enable access to experienced clinical, regulatory and commer

Merger Means Billions for Biotechnology?

In March 2009, we asked the question “Where Might Genentech Investors Redeploy $47 Billion?” in response to the news that Roche Holding AG (RHHBY.PK) would acquire the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech for a total payment of approximately $47 billion in cash.   We hypoth

Biotech Deal Activity Declines…The Pause that Refreshes?

* MD Becker Partners reporting live from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference This week, nearly 6,500 registrants gathered in San Francisco, California for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference to hear 25-minute presentations from 338 life science companies.  For industry executives and

Where Might Genentech Investors Redeploy $47 Billion?

Following a spate of high profile clinical setbacks and regulatory delays that sent the sector into a tailspin during the final week of February 2009 (see prior column), investors shrugged off further disappointing clinical news as merger and acquisition activity helped biotechnology

2009: Positive Perspectives for Biotechnology

After a brief bout of euphoria during the early portion of the decade, the biotechnology industry, as measured by the Amex Biotech Index (BTK), was shunned by investors for the better part of the 1990’s. The BTK, which was established with a benchmark value of 200 on October 18, 1991,