Q BioMed Inc (OTCQB: $QBIO) CEO Pens Management Piece Featured in Life Science Leader
NEW YORK - April 28, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Q BioMed Inc. (OTC: QBIO), a biotechnology acceleration company reports the Company's CEO was featured in an article he wrote on venture capital titled Accelerators Enter When VCs Fear To Tread:
Life Science Leader magazine is an essential business journal for life science executives who work for everything from emerging biotechs to Big Pharmas. Their content is designed to inform readers of industry best practices and motivate them to implement those practices in their businesses.
Each month, Life Science Leader features interviews with executives from the leading pharma and biotech companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Daiichi Sankyo, Genentech, Genzyme, Eli Lilly, and Janssen, as well as the FDA and more. This exclusive thought leadership provides an in-depth look into industry trends and hot topics that will impact the growth of the pharma and biopharma markets. As the market is continually growing and innovating, these insights provide readers with actionable information and strategies to implement when navigating the evolving clinical, manufacturing, entrepreneurial, and regulatory landscapes.
Corin explains how times have changed for start-up biotechnology companies, though, and the challenges have grown in magnitude. These days, the very same venture capital firms that would hand out a few dollars in the early stages now are idling their time, investing much bigger sums only after much more development has occurred.
In the article, Corin leverages his expertise at Q BioMed Inc., where he focuses on acquiring licenses to innovative biomedical assets in the private company space or academic setting.
"Our team at Q Bio are dedicated to providing those developers with the strategic resources, developmental support, and expansion capital to ensure they meet their potential, with the ultimate goal of enabling them to provide products to patients in need. Our mission is to license and acquire innovative life sciences assets and accelerate their product development timelines to commercialize their drug candidates and devices or bring them to the next level in terms of valuation inflection and the attention of the larger Pharma players or IPO them as stand-alone companies or just grow a revenue model organically", states Corin.
Excerpt from the article:
"Most venture funds, for example, have become increasingly impatient to harvest returns from their investments, many expecting an 'exit' within only 2-4 years. This trend has been adverse for many biomedical technologies, since they generally have a much longer gestation cycle than communications, electronics or information technologies. In addition, many biomedical technologies require regulatory approvals, which further increases development costs and lengthens the investment cycle."
The one thing that really has not changed is the amount of equity the venture capitalists want when they finally do invest. For those who are only interested in getting their idea into the marketplace, giving up 80 or 90% of their company may be acceptable. Jonas Salk refused to patent his polio vaccine because his focus was preventing that disease and not making billions for himself. Handing off the headaches of running a business to people who studied accounting and marketing rather than organic chemistry and electrical engineering may be the solution for many researchers.
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About Q BioMed Inc.
Q BioMed Inc. ”Q“ is a biomedical acceleration and development company. We are focused on acquiring companies and biomedical assets. Q is dedicated to providing these target companies and assets, strategic resources, developmental support, and expansion capital to ensure they meet their developmental potential enabling them to provide products to patients in need.
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