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This Week in the Twitterverse: August 8, 2009

twitter_logo_headerSince I’ve been using Twitter to note short but interesting items that don’t require a whole blog post, I thought I’d post a re-cap of the week’s Tweets.  So, for those who aren’t on Twitter and haven’t been reading the @crossborderbio feed in the column to your right (or who read the blog by RSS), here’s what you missed:

  • Big confirmations day in the U.S. Senate: Sotomayor (S.Ct.), Collins (NIH) and Kappos (USPTO) in one fell swoop http://tr.im/vWan
  • Things are looking up when … biotech bankers and analysts have job options! Some movement in Toronto: http://tr.im/vUVG
  • First EU guidelines for growing GM plants for pharming published, get positive initial reviews, says Nature http://tr.im/vT0e
  • Today’s Canadian science = tomorrow’s Canadian start-ups. Check this week’s Friday Science Review on the blog: http://tr.im/vS3W Go Richard!
  • New blog post analyzing Q2 VC investment numbers for Canadian biotechs – bad, but Q3 is already better http://tr.im/vPci H/T @startupcfo
  • OncoGenex goes it alone, sells $9.5 mm of straight equity and net $9.4, ISO for Phase III http://tr.im/vNz9 H/T @ldtimmerman @FierceBiotech
  • Another cancer personalized medicine success for DxS: AZ partnership for Iressa http://tr.im/vGya after BI & Amgen deals http://tr.im/vGyO
  • Saskatchewan proposes new isotope reactor as part of nation-wide expressions of interest for Nov. 30 report http://tr.im/vGvI
  • RT @gw_dailyscan: GI Bill and More Scientists: President Obama says this GI Bill, like the last, may lead .. http://bit.ly/15Xwop
  • New Blog post: What makes MIT so good at entrepreneurship: http://tr.im/vtwD
  • Adaltis Inc. (TSX: $ADS) files for liquidation under BIA http://tr.im/vrVv follows July’s CCAA filing noted on the blog http://tr.im/vrWb
  • For anyone thinking of not vaccinating their kids… RT @drval: NewPost: Dr. Sears Cashes In On Vaccine Fears http://bit.ly/EiyMd
  • Canadian Science Policy Conference speaker list grows. Oct 28-30. Res Forum Blog >> http://tr.im/vres CSPC web >> http://sciencepolicy.ca/
  • H/T @FierceBiotech: Lilly Ventures has spun out of Eli Lilly with $200M, WSJ says it’s more “Ventures” less “Lilly” http://is.gd/2253B
  • Another environmentally friendly application of genetically-modified plants: lure nematodes, use less pesticide: http://tr.im/vonO
  • I will! RT @drval: Everyone check out @scotthensley ‘s new health blog at NPR: http://bit.ly/2k045X <– Hope you’ll blogroll
  • Old SBIR extended (again) to Sept 30 as conference committee fails to reconcile House and Senate bills before recess http://tr.im/vhKW
  • Just now getting caffeinated this morning… RT @fodden: RT @slaw_dot_ca Civic Holiday Today >> Slaw http://bit.ly/BfSGa
  • Isotope shortage in Canada not affecting patients as much as expected, but costing hospitals a lot for alternate supply http://tr.im/v0Qq
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