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Returning to Old Biotech Model, OncoMed Boasts of Seven Drugs in Clinical Trials by Mid 2015
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Returning to Old Biotech Model, OncoMed Boasts of Seven Drugs in Clinical Trials by Mid 2015

For many years, the trend in biotech was for drug development companies to pursue one or maybe two drug candidates, or assets, as they’re called in industry parlance. Go lean and attract the attention of big pharma or investors in the late stage trials. But today’s guest says there is more innovation when the biotech organization invests in a technology platform that produces multiple drug candidates. Paul Hastings is the CEO of OncoMed, a company developing drugs that target cancer stem cells. He’s built OncoMed in what he says was the old model.

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