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WTCR star Rob Huff launches own team for TCR UK campaign

World Touring Car Cup frontrunner Rob Huff has linked up with Teamwork Motorsport to launch his own race team, which will compete in TCR UK in 2019
Tags: UK, Sport, National, Rob Huff, Autosport, WTCR

Bio Roundup: Golumbeski’s Legacy, CRISPR Moratorium, Rebate Week & More

While all eyes in the biopharmaceutical world are currently trained on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s proposal to buy Celgene for $74 billion, it wasn’t that long ago that another company’s gaze was fixed on the Summit, NJ, drug maker.In the early 2000s, before the FDA approved Celgene’s flagship multiple myeloma drug lenalidomide (Revlimid), Novartis (NYSE: NVS considered buying the company. It passed, unwilling to risk billions on an unapproved drug. Those details came from biopharma dealmaker George...
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Colorectal Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard University, Health Insurance, Astrazeneca, Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services, Fda, National

Promoted: Alex Toth-Jones on preparing for an Aston 'boyhood dream'

Academy Motorsport driver Alex Toth-Jones is preparing for his debut season in British GT this year and the chance to realise a 'boyhood dream' by racing in an Aston Martin
Tags: Sport, National, Autosport, Alex Toth Jones

The Life, Troubles, and Celgene Legacy of Deal Guru George Golumbeski

George Golumbeski is one of the most prolific dealmakers in the biopharmaceutical world. But the deal that changed his life is a pact he made with himself when he was ten years old.Playing with friends in front of his house in Hampton, VA, he watched his mother drag his dead-drunk father, a U.S. Air Force veteran who did a short stint in Vietnam, out of his car. Pretending to sleep in his bedroom, he’d often hear his parents screaming at each other.“I can’t end up like this,” he remembers think...
Tags: Deals, Ipo, Events, Trends, People, Depression, National, Novartis, Vietnam, Biotech, Illumina, New Enterprise Associates, Life Sciences, University Of Wisconsin, Genentech, UCB

‘I understand what it takes’: McCormack swipes at Joyce on successful marriage

Deputy prime minister’s comments follow Joyce’s claims the Liberal and National parties aren’t ‘married’Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has taken an extraordinary swipe at Barnaby Joyce, after the backbencher argued the Nationals were not “married” to the Liberal party.McCormack said he understood what it took to have a successful marriage. Continue reading...
Tags: National, Liberal, Barnaby Joyce, Joyce, McCormack, Michael McCormack

Capital gains tax could affect 17,000 Hawke's Bay lifestyle blocks, National says

National Party leader Simon Bridges says more than 17,000 lifestyle blocks in Hawke's Bay could be affected by a proposed capital gains tax.But Finance Minister Grant Robertson says no final decision have been made on the Tax Working... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, National, National party, Bay, Hawke, Grant Robertson, Simon Bridges

Record 38-car entry for British GT with seven marques in GT3

The British GT championship has secured a record 38-car entry for 2019, including 14 GT3 cars in the top class entered by seven manufacturers
Tags: Sport, National, Autosport

Retailers Turn to Analytics, 3D Tech to Promote Fit, Reduce Returns

One size fits most (at best), and a women’s sizing system created during the Depression doesn’t gibe in an e-commerce business that prizes personalization.That’s why startups are turning to new technologies like 3D scanning and machine learning software to produce customized clothing that can be made for the masses.“People want to buy a size,” says Patrick Donnelly, director of marketing at Fit3D, a San Mateo, CA-based maker of e-commerce software. “But we have the technology to make clothes fi...
Tags: Startups, Crowdfunding, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Innovation, Kickstarter, Machine Learning, National, Starbucks, 3D

Bio Roundup: Pharma in DC, Bristol-Cel in Trouble, Roche Gets A Spark

Could a shareholder revolt doom the planned marriage of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene? Analysts have hinted at the possibility since the two companies shook hands in January, but the threat became real this week.Bristol (NYSE: BMY) and Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) have campaignned heavily, starting with a joint presentation by their CEOs at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in January. Celgene drugs that should come to market the next two years will unlock $15 billion in annual revenue. The co...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ge, Trends, Merck, Vc, Astrazeneca, Fda, National, Bristol, Novartis, Pfizer, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Celgene, Amgen

7 Tips for Biotech Companies Seeking Capital in a Volatile Market

Last year was a remarkable year for biotech companies going public. Not only did an unusually large number of biotech companies go public, but a significant number of early-stage biotech companies went public at premium valuations relative to their later-clinical stage peers.There were approximately 58 biotech IPOs in 2018 (excluding offerings with under $25 million of proceeds) for total gross proceeds of $6.3 billion [1], of which a significant number were early-stage companies — either in pre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Legal, Law, Trends, Strategy, IPOs, National, Biotech, Financing, Investors, Life Sciences, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon, National Xcon

Amazon, Google, Facebook Boosted 2018 Tech Hiring Spree in U.S. Hubs

A tech hiring slowdown in 2018 in America’s three largest innovation hubs would not have surprised John Barrett, given global economic uncertainty stemming from factors such as trade disputes, slower economic growth in China and Europe, and the UK’s looming exit from the EU.Instead, the pace of tech hiring in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston remained “pleasantly, surprisingly strong” last year, according to the latest quarterly analysis by Barrett, a Boston-area partner with exe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Europe, UK, New York, Jobs, China, Boston, America, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Eu

Roche Bets $4.8B on Spark Therapeutics and the Future of Gene Therapy

Roche has agreed to buy Spark Therapeutics for $4.8 billion, the latest strong signal that major pharmaceutical companies are ready to gamble on the promise of gene therapy despite its uncertain commercial prospects.The Swiss pharma giant will pay $114.50 per share, in cash, for Spark (NASDAQ: ONCE), a 122 percent premium to the gene therapy developer’s $51.56 per share closing price on Friday. Both boards have approved the deal, which should close in the second quarter.The acquisition is the l...
Tags: Deals, Trends, Fda, National, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Roche, Gene Therapy, UniQure, National blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Boston top stories, Spark Therapeutics

Bio Roundup: NASH News, Merck Strikes, Digital Tokens & More

The growing epidemic of the fatty liver disease known as NASH, which has no FDA-approved treatment, has led to a frenzied race among drug companies. This week, one company, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, solidified its lead. But how much will being first to the finish line mean when all is said and done?Intercept (NASDAQ: ICPT) reported interim data from a Phase 3 study showing its drug, obeticholic acid (OCA), reduced liver scarring in NASH patients. The results should be enough to support an appr...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Drugs, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Leukemia, Acne, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Xerox, Astrazeneca, Fda, National, Pfizer, Abbvie

Finding True Love Can Be Ruff, But This Startup Could Have Your Match

Too many people treat pet adoption like a one-night stand.“You look at a dog, and see his eyes, and think he’s cute,” says Tama Lundquist, co-president of Houston PetSet, an organization that works with about 70 animal shelters in the Houston area. “But if you’re a couch potato and he likes to run, that’s not going to work out.”Each year, about 3.3 million of these failed hook-ups result in a dog being surrendered to a shelter nationally, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal...
Tags: Apps, New York, Texas, Cats, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Funding, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Software

Passage Bio Gets $116M As Wilson, Yamada Team Up On Gene Therapy Again

Longtime biopharmaceutical executive Tachi Yamada helped keep the work of gene therapy pioneer James Wilson alive 20 years ago when Wilson was mired in controversy and the emerging field was in its darkest days.Now that gene therapy has come of age, in part because of Wilson’s work, the two are teaming up again. They’ve co-founded a startup, Passage Bio, which aims to use the technology to treat a slew of rare brain diseases.Passage, which has a broad alliance with Wilson’s gene therapy center ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Vc, Philadelphia, Fda, National, University of Pennsylvania, GlaxoSmithKline, Parkinson's Disease, James Wilson, Life Sciences, Wilson, Clinical Trials, New Leaf Venture Partners, Takeda

Second key Vnuk EU insurance vote goes in favour of motorsport

A second key vote on an amendment to European insurance law has gone in favour of motorsport, moving it a step closer to being exempted from a directive
Tags: Sport, National, Autosport

NAR: Healthier Home Prices in Q4

Across the largest markets, home prices are rising, but at a healthier rate than in recent years, according to new research. From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, home prices rose 4 percent, according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. On an annual basis, there were higher home prices in 92 percent, or 163, of the 178 metropolitan areas in the report. Comparing the largest markets, the median price was $257,600. Among condos/co-ops, the median price was...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Latest News, NAR, HONOLULU Hawaii, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Home Values, Buying/Selling, Home Prices, Lead Story, Youngstown Warren Boardman Ohio, Suzanne De Vita, Existing-Home Sales

Balfe Motorsport squad to race new McLaren 720S GT3 in British GT

One of McLaren's new 720S GT3 cars will be raced in the UK this year by British GT Championship squad Balfe Motorsport
Tags: UK, Sport, National, Mclaren, Autosport, Balfe Motorsport

Xconomy Awards San Diego Nominations Deadline Extended to Feb. 7

It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego. We are extending the deadline for nominations to 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, Feb. 7. This week is your last chance to nominate in categories including Digital Trailblazer, CEO, and Secret Weapon. Here is the full category list.This is your chance to tell our judges about the people, companies, and organizations that make the life science, healthtech, and medical device communities in San Diego so innovative.Wi...
Tags: Startups, Awards, Trends, People, Vc, Venture Capital, San Diego, National, Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, National blog main, San Diego blog main, San Diego top stories, Xconomyawardssandiego, Awards San Diego

The Problem of Supporting Family Law Research: Creating a National Research Fund

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family closed its doors on 31 August 2018, largely as a result of its inability to make up the shortfall in its revenues from sources other than its primary funder, the Alberta Law Foundation. This reduced the number of national organizations conducting original social science and legal research on the impact of laws on Canadian families from one to none. Perhaps as a result, noted lawyers Melanie Del Rizzo and Wayne Barkauskas, the current and for...
Tags: Law, Canada, National, British Columbia, Alberta, CBA, Association, Ontario, Justice Issues, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Research Institute for Law, Julie Macfarlane, Alberta British Columbia, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ontario Law Foundation

Bio Roundup: Alzheimer’s Fail, Drug Price Plan, Gene Therapies & More

Pharmaceutical companies typically raise prescription drug prices at the start of each year and this year was no different. The increases were the latest reminder that, despite President Trump’s fiery campaign rhetoric, the administration had done little to actually lower drug prices. But a new plan aimed at the secretive rebate deals between pharma companies and pharmacy benefit managers could change things.Insurers, or their intermediaries, negotiate with pharma companies for pricing discount...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Alzheimer's Disease, Chuck Grassley, Medicare, SEC, National, Novartis, Pfizer, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Vaccines

Promoted: Jack Butel targets British GT success with Optimum, Aston

Jack Butel has his sights set on success in British GT this season as he prepares to move into the series with reigning champions Optimum Motorsport and Aston Martin
Tags: Sport, National, Autosport, Jack Butel

Billie, Subscription Shaving Products Service for Women, Raises $25M

Billie, a monthly subscription service for shaving and body care products for women, has raised $25 million.The New York-based startup said Tuesday that the new funding round, which is being led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group, brings its total investment to $35 million. Previous investors Silverton Partners, Female Founders Fund, and Lakehouse Ventures also participated in Billie’s new round, which the company says will be used for additional product development.“It’s clear th...
Tags: New York, Funding, Billie, Trends, Investment, E-commerce, People, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, National, Serena Williams, Female Founders Fund, E-retail, Silverton Partners, National blog main

Motorsport UK says it's 'premature' to celebrate Vnuk issue victory

Celebrating victory over the Vnuk insurance crisis would be "premature", according to the CEO of British governing body Motorsport UK
Tags: UK, Sport, National, Autosport

America Should Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

When I came to America in 1987, as a wide-eyed University of Texas grad student, I arrived with just a suitcase and a few hundred dollars — money that my mother, back in India, had scraped together by selling her beloved jewelry collection.Three decades later, I’m a successful biomedical researcher and serial entrepreneur with more than 120 patents to my name, and eight successful businesses under my belt. I sold one business, Confluent Surgical, for $250 million; another, Augmenix, was ranked t...
Tags: Startups, Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts, India, Immigration, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Economy, Vc, Policy, Innovation, Venture Capital, National, Talent

What $1M in Bay Area Startup Dollars Buys You in 12 Other Cities

View the Slideshow The cost of doing business is always on the mind of startup executives. Salaries, rent, and other expenses like software licenses can often make or break a company.Much of the math comes down to how much money you can raise for your business, and startups often look to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to find the capital they need. Where the business is based would seem to have an impact on how much money it can raise: If you’re a San Francisco startup, you’d presumably get ...
Tags: Startups, Business, New York, Technology, NYC, Boston, Milwaukee, Funding, Expenses, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Startup, Tech, Hire, Vc

With Fed Pulling the Reins, Housing to Level Out

With the Federal Reserve indicating a looser policy, the housing market is on a path toward plateauing, according to analysts at Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group expects the Fed to hike interest rates once this year, according to its forecast for January, recently released. If so, the decision could give housing a lift, as affordability for beleaguered homebuyers improves. The economy is expected to grow 2.2 percent this year, decelerating due to the fiscal stimulus...
Tags: News, Interest Rates, Housing Market, Economy, Radio, National, Federal Reserve, Mortgage Rates, Latest News, Fed, Duncan, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Doug Duncan, Suzanne De Vita

IRS Update: Real Estate Professionals to Benefit From Pass-Through Deduction

As we approach tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been releasing final clarifications for last year’s major tax overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which left many questions unanswered, especially for real estate professionals. Now, the industry has secured another win with the help of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury announced final regulations concerning the Qualified Business Income deduction. The initial overhaul...
Tags: News, America, Radio, Treasury, National, Irs, Latest News, NAR, Internal Revenue Service IRS, National Association of Realtors, The IRS, Real Estate Professionals, Tax Season, Government Affairs, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, John Smaby

Motorsport's narrowly-averted Vnuk crisis explained

A major threat to motorsport's future in Europe appears to been averted by the outcome of a vote on Tuesday
Tags: Europe, Sport, National, Autosport

Aston Martin's Nicki Thiim stays in British GT with TF Sport

Aston Martin factory driver Nicki Thiim will rejoin Mark Farmer at TF Sport in British GT this year in a new Vantage GT3
Tags: Sport, National, Aston Martin, Gt, Mark Farmer, Autosport, Nicki Thiim