June 2015 - Bioscience Americas

June 2015

Sam Zell Invests More Than $175 Million in Colombia

Crain’s Chicago Business recently reported that Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell has his eye on investment opportunities outside of the United States. “Probably the number one country in the world, in my opinion, for investment today would be Colombia”, he said. Colombia has benefitted significantly from free trade and has ramped up oil production in recent years. Mr. Zell was one of nine high-profile professional investment managers gathered in Chicago to offer snippets of advice at the Sixth Annual Invest for [...]

USING STEM CELLS TO IDENTIFY BETTER AND CHEAPER DRUGS

John Farrell of Forbes Magazine recently interviewed Lee Rubin of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Here’s Mr. Farrell’s interview in its entirety. For an academic scientist, Lee Rubin at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) has a great deal of biotech industry experience, and this has inspired some ingenious experiments with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for disease modeling and drug discovery. I visited his lab recently to talk about his approach in more detail. Rubin has a PhD in Neuroscience from Rockefeller [...]

Dr. Anand Srivastava to Participate at Neurological Conference

GIOSTAR Colombia’s Chairman and Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava has been invited to participate at the Fourth Annual International Conference on Neurology and Therapeutics in Rome, Italy July 27-29, 2015. The main theme of this prestigious scientific event is Novel Therapies in Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders. The Neuro 2015 conference brings together eminent scientific researchers, medical surgeons and physicians from throughout the world to exchange ideas and learn from each other and recognized experts in the field of neuroscience. Dr. Srivastava is scheduled [...]

Colombia is a Major Destination for Clinical Research

The goal is to position the country as the top destination in Latin America to conduct clinical research for the biopharma and medical device industry. Miami, FL, May 30, 2015 – Procolombia, Colombia’s exports, tourism, investment, and country brand agency, signed an alliance in 2014 with Interventional Concepts, Inc. (ICI) —a leading clinical development firm in Miami, FL. ICI focuses in operationalizing clinical trials in Colombia for innovative MedTech startups and will collaborate with Procolombia to position Colombia as the [...]