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This Week in the Twitterverse

Here’s some reading for the weekend from our Twitter stream on @crossborderbio:

  • RT @PharmProEditor: Intellipharmaceutics plans Effexor generic
  • RT @CVCACanada: VC deals: Montreal based Enerkem announces funding from Alberta Energy
  • BELLUS Health ends NC-503 diabetes development program following Phase II results
  • Aeterna Zentaris Receives Orphan-Drug Designation from the FDA for AEZS-108 in Ovarian Cancer 
  • RT @tdmckee: A paper from my lab is online in Nature, and today’s Toronto Star! << Awesome! Congrats!
  • RT @nvca LP Panel: there is optimism for venture equal to late 1990s
  • SickKids is building a $400 million, 21-storey, 750,000 square foot Research & Learning Tower at Bay & Elm
  • Sanofi-aventis Canada announces 70 jobs cut by July, criticizes Canadian IP and access to medicines policies.
  • RT @FierceBiotech: Live from BIO 2010: Hamburg discusses advancing regulatory science.
  • RT @jensmccabe USAToday joins hospital stats game – see hospitals death/readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia at 
  • RT @SternIR Burrill: 09 best yr ever for biotech capital raise – just when Burrill etal were declaring biotech dead of capital starvation. #bio2010
  • BioMS is changing its name to MedWell Capital and hiring ex-Desjardins banker Nitin Kaushal as EVP/MD
  • RT @CVCACanada: From out of the ashes – blog by @davidcrow on Canadian VC rebirth via @startupnorth 
  • E&Y: 7 of 9 deals over $1B involved non-US buyers #bio2010
  • New Post: Biotech Trends Update: Non-Dilutive Financing and Fundraising by Partnering with Nonprofits
  • RT @FierceBiotech: E&Y: In 2009, 14 percent of biotech companies closed their doors. Far less than the 25% to 33% expected..
  • Report on the Non-Dilutive Financing and Fundraising by Partnering with Nonprofits panel at #BIO2010
  • RT @curlygh RT @BIOConvention: Our nation faces growing racial disconnect between those that seek care & those that provide it. -Surgeon Gen
  • Latest data on biotech jobs and state initiatives from BIO and Battelle session at BIO 2010
  • Note to #bio2010 peeps from warmer climes: not too late to mutate. Mammoth hemoglobin released O2 equally at all temps!

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