Monthly Archives: February 2018

Celebrating Rare Disease Day
February 28, 2018

Today we recognize and celebrate #RareDiseaseDay to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Nearly 1 out of 10 Americans lives with a rare disease – more than 30M people in the United States.  NORD has documented over

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Grey Hair In the C-Suite: Experience, Age, And IPOs In Biotech
February 26, 2018

Biotech venture investors often prefer to back executives and entrepreneurs with a bit of grey hair. Seasoned industry veterans that possess leadership charisma along with years of experience, and the oft-accompanying learned judgement, are highly sought-after in biopharma’s seemingly endless

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Two’s Company, Three’s Diversity
February 12, 2018

This blog was written by Ros Deegan, CBO of Bicycle Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Two years ago, Bloomberg Business published a feature entitled At Biotech Party, Gender Diversity Means Cocktail Waitresses. Within three


Bringing The Human Element Full Circle Thru Adaptive Ski Coaching
February 8, 2018

My experience as an adaptive ski coach has been nothing short of life-changing. I don’t say that with hyperbole. By bringing together my passion for the mountains with my profession as an investor in biomedical therapies, adaptive coaching completes the

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When Does Digital Health Become Just Healthcare?
February 7, 2018

This blog was written by Adam Rosenberg, CEO of Rodin Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC.   In 2015 I went to both the JPMorgan and CES conferences, back to back, and attended numerous can’t-miss dinners,

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We Saw It Coming In Pharma: Now Gene Therapy Is Biotech 2.0 For Rare Diseases
February 1, 2018

This blog was written by Deanna Petersen, Chief Business Officer of AvroBio, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC.   It seems so clear now: gene therapy is on a roll.  As 2017 came to a close, the

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