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Women in Biotech

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

I recently read an article which said, to no surprise, that the biotech field was no different than other career paths for women, meaning there were few women at the top. This has not been the case in my career as I was the first analyst, not the first woman analyst, for biotechnology and one of the very first consultants to venture capitalists about biotechnology. Many good women followed in my footsteps, and when I started Sequenom, there were few women CEO’s but I did not find that to hinder my fund raising or recruitment.  The biotech field has and still does recognize abilities over gender so women step up.

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Biotechnology has become big pharam

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

I predicted in the early 1980’s that the engine that was created then would become the pharma of the future. The prediction has become reality, as most of the early biotech companies formed in the 1970-80’s now have names like Roche, Novartis, and Amgen one of the remaining originals has a market cap equal to Pfizer. The next next new thing is Synthetic Biology