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UK shows multi-stakeholder approach tackles diversity

The UK has been seriously tackling the issue of diversity in the senior ranks of British business. The Davies Review, led by the charismatic but challenging Lord Mervyn Davies, pushed UK boards to get 25% of women on the boards … Continue reading

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Five Resolutions for Nominations Committees to Improve Board Performance

The New Year brings a period of reflection, what will you change in the year ahead and how will you do it? There are some clear ways in which the effectiveness of the board can be improved by the way … Continue reading

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PsiOxus Therapeutics Elects Paolo Paoletti as Chairman of the Board

PsiOxus Therapeutics, an immuno-oncology company in Oxford, England, has appointed Paolo Paoletti to Chairman of its Board to replace Michael Moore. Moore will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman. “I am certain that Paoletti’s proven experience in oncology drug … Continue reading

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A Challenging Time for Remuneration Committees with Executive Pay

Author: Anjie Cai Anderson The UK Corporate Governance Code (2012) emphasised the level of executive remuneration should be sufficient to attract, retain and motivate directors of the quality required to run the company successfully without paying more than is necessary … Continue reading

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Top 5 Articles from Liftstream Blog in 2015

These are the 5 articles most viewed this year…so here is a recap for your to dive back in and read what you missed. 5 Reasons Big-Company Execs are Defecting to Biotech The biotechnology sector remains a long-term outperform relative … Continue reading

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Biotech Investors Follow Pattern in Funding and Hiring Executives

Written by: Karl Simpson To be blunt, biotechnology ventures require lots of capital, and although alternative funding sources are now more accessible, money has traditionally come from the venture capital firms. These venture firms exercise differing strategies in allocating risk … Continue reading

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies raises £70m

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company that has designed and produced the world’s first DNA sequencer based on nanopore sensing, making it commercially available in 2014, has raised £70 million ($109 million) in new funding through a private … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Big-Company Execs are Defecting to Biotech

Author: Karl Simpson The biotechnology sector remains a long-term outperform relative to other indices, with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index having returned 382.73% over the 5 years to July 1st 2015. The sector has seen significant volumes of new public listings … Continue reading

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VCs Listening to Pitches for Age-related Diseases

Author: Karl Simpson Age related diseases are strongly featuring in investor’s minds these days, and UK start-up Autifony, focused on age-related hearing loss and which spun out of GSK in 2013, just banked a further £8m as an extension to … Continue reading

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European Biotech begins to show Big Ambition

Author: Karl Simpson Much of the criticism European biotech companies receive (here) is about the ambition of the companies to go big. A seemingly successful science base is very good at discovering new technologies which spur the global innovation environment … Continue reading

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