Best Practices for Technology Transfer

Posted by Steve Joseph on Mar 26, 2015 9:45:27 AM

Universities, hospitals and research institutes conduct research that generates groundbreaking inventions that not only save lives, but also improve the way people live, work and play on a daily basis. Technology transfer is the process of getting these ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the market. Technology transfer offices facilitate the transfer of these discoveries to companies that can in turn develop them into products and services that benefit society.

During this process, technology transfer offices at universities and research institutes are challenged with providing all of the documentation and information needed for potential licensees to evaluate a technology, without losing control of the underlying intellectual property or violating open records regulations. More and more technology transfer offices across the globe are finding that a secure virtual data room is the ideal platform for managing and protecting the technology transfer process.

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Topics: Tech Transfer

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Data Rooms

Posted by John Badger on Mar 17, 2015 12:26:00 PM

A virtual data room is the ideal platform for the simple, secure and organized sharing of confidential documents with third parties during due diligence for M&A, partnering, fundraising, and asset sales. But not all data rooms are created equal.

When shopping for a virtual data room, look for one that provides the highest level of features and functionality, but also one that is intuitive to use and quick to deploy.

A good virtual data room should require very limited training and should be able to be populated with comprehensive due diligence materials in the matter of an hour or two, not days. When evaluating virtual data rooms for your application, look for the following characteristics and features:

  1. DOCUMENT CONTROL

    At the heart of any modern virtual data room is the ability to secure and control sensitive documents while sharing them with third parties. A good virtual data room utilizes enterprise-grade security, even on computers and devices that are outside the control of a firm’s IT department. This security technology should be applied uniformly, regardless of whether documents are viewed on Windows, Macs, or iOS devices.

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Topics: Information, White Papers, Products

10 Reasons to Attend BIO International Convention

Posted by Steve Joseph on Mar 13, 2015 8:34:00 AM

June 15th – 18th, 2015 | Philadelphia

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention, an event that helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO also works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to pursue its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

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Topics: Events

How BIO and ShareVault Can Help Life Science Companies Save Big Money [video]

Posted by Steve Joseph on Mar 5, 2015 8:10:00 AM

Here at ShareVault we know that growing a life science company isn't easy. Sometimes it feels like a lonely battle when you’re trying to secure the goods and services your company needs to survive. Why go it alone? The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has created the industry’s largest cost-saving program: BIO Business Solutions®.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Partnerships

How is Your Company Addressing Rogue IT?

Posted by John Badger on Mar 3, 2015 11:44:00 AM

According to TechTarget, "Rogue IT" is the use of unsanctioned information technology resources within an organization.  Is your company heading down the slippery slope of rogue IT?  Are your employees downloading unauthorized apps on personal devices or using Dropbox, Google Docs, or other SaaS platforms that can lead to document leakages, lost business and financial penalties? When employees begin relying on their personal smartphones and cloud apps to get “anywhere, anytime” access to company systems and data, they no longer see the need for the IT middleman. It’s known as “Shadow IT” and it’s definitely a problem in today’s enterprise. Enterprise IT vendor harmon.ie recently ran a competition to highlight the problem. They asked participants to provide the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) example of rogue IT gone wrong. Here are the winners:

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Topics: Information

ShareVault Attends CALBIO 2015

Posted by Steve Joseph on Mar 2, 2015 10:12:00 AM

California’s life science industry is a major economic driver for the state. It generates over 1 million jobs, continuously provides new innovations in health and has led the nation in NIH funding and venture capital for years. But the picture isn’t all rosy for the industry, and pressures on today’s California life sciences companies, entrepreneurs and executive teams continue to mount. The industry has long managed regulation uncertainties, but increasing challenges with reimbursement, pricing pressures and how to navigate healthcare reform are building. The IPO window has improved the funding environment, but CEOs are still forced to build companies without clearly defined exits. And while they are constantly tweaking their R&D and innovation strategies, a major challenge for CEOs today is how to turn their discoveries into commercial realities.
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Topics: Life Sciences, Events

Join us at the AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting

Posted by Steve Joseph on Feb 18, 2015 9:53:00 AM

AUTM

February 22 – 25, 2015—Hyatt Regency, New Orleans

Crawfish Étouffée anyone? One of the best reasons to visit New Orleans is that you get to try authentic food that you can’t find anywhere else in the country. But for us here at ShareVault, the New Orleans’ cuisine is just a bonus—our primary interest is attending the Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting and to introduce its members to ShareVault’s secure document sharing platform.

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ShareVault is Attending the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Posted by Ally van den Herik on Feb 4, 2015 8:20:41 AM

We’re excited to be attending this year’s BIO CEO & Investor Conference February 9-10 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. We hope you’ll be there too and that we’ll have the opportunity to meet. If you haven’t yet registered, you can do so below. Don’t miss this important opportunity to connect with the great mix of investors attending the event.

The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Because BIO's mission is to support industry-wide success, this conference presents a broad and unbiased view of investment opportunities. And, qualified investors can attend for free!

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Topics: Life Sciences, Events

Crowdfunding? For Life Science Companies? Really?

Posted by Leif Peterson on Feb 2, 2015 5:59:36 AM

After extremely weak performance in early 2014, the biotechnology industry understandably dropped off the radar of many investors. And, even though the industry has quietly been making a comeback, cautious investors are still concerned with the volatility in the market.

The fact is, despite the current climate of optimism, raising capital in the biotechnology industry has been especially challenging in the past five years, particularly for early-stage companies. Numerous factors, including a challenging FDA environment upon NDA submission, long timelines to approval and the high rate of drug failure, have contributed to a skeptical venture capitalist view of the sector’s prospects. As a result, emerging growth biotechnology companies are increasingly pursuing alternative financing vehicles, including equity crowdfunding, to advance their drug development programs.

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Topics: Information, White Papers, Life Sciences, Partnerships

Another Upcoming BIO Webinar: Getting Real with Biotech Valuation

Posted by Steve Joseph on Jan 28, 2015 9:53:00 AM

This webinar, which takes place at 6:00 am Pacific Time on Thursday, January 29, will provide insight into unique methods employed when valuing products and companies in biotech. For example: How is a DCF model different for these high growth drug R&D companies? What are Real Options and when should they be used? If you have a background in finance, are new to the world of biotech valuation, or are new to the Real Options approach to valuation, then this webinar is for you.

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Topics: White Papers, Life Sciences, Events

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ShareVault offers virtual data rooms for securely sharing documents with third parties. Typically used to share due diligence documents during M&A, partnering, fundraising and other dealmaking scenarios, ShareVault is increasingly being used for a wide variety of other applications, primarily in highly regulated industries, for securely sharing documents with third parties. ShareVault can be set up and deployed in an hour, yet offers enterprise-grade security and scaleability.

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