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In defence of Qadri verdict

While upholding the death penalty awarded to Mumtaz Qadri, the Islamabad High Court reaffirmed that “it is established beyond any reasonable doubt …

Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi'ites in al-Ahsa

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shi’ite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday.<p>Seven members of the Sunni-ruled …

Mike Maples's answer to As a VC, how does one balance the pressure to provide a return for their fund LP's, with their pledge to their portfolio companies? Are there occasions where conflicts of interest arise?

In my opinion, there is actually less conflict than some may think. Here's why:<p>Returns in the venture industry follow a power law distribution. …

Mike Maples's answer to Is Vinod Khosla right that VCs should give less advice because they 'haven't done s***' and that '70% of VCs add negative value in advising'?

I think Vinod is basically right, but it's a little nuanced.<p>First off - I think it's important to take a broad view about how VCs <b>can</b> add value. They …

2013's Untold Biotech Story: Success Of The 2011-12 IPO Class

The past year has certainly been the most exciting one for Biotech IPOs since 2000, with dozens of new offerings and compelling therapeutic narratives. But focusing on these new IPOs misses an equal if not more exciting story: the significant outperformance of the 2011-2012 Biotech IPO classes.<p>The …

UAE to cut prices of 192 medicines by up to 60%

The UAE is cut the prices on some medications related to diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and viral disease by up to 60 percent …

UAE unveils new measures to shake up health sector

The UAE's Cabinet on Monday approved a raft of measures to improve the country's health sector including a system to evaluate hospitals and health …

OrbiMed closes its largest VC fund, predicts rebound in healthcare investing in 2014

OrbiMed has closed its largest venture capital healthcare fund to date as two partners predict a resurgence in biotech investment next year. The …

Indian hospitals could show U.S. hospitals how to save money without cutting quality

<i>Vijay Govindarajan is a professor of international business at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Ravi Ramamurti is a professor at Northeastern University and director of its Center for Emerging Markets. They are co-authors of the article “Delivering World-Class Healthcare Affordably,” in</i> …

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“I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a …

Levée record de 192 millions d'euros pour Edmond de Rothschild

•Le groupe d'investissement a levé 192 millions d'euros dans la « biotech ».•Le fonds BioDiscovery IV financera une quinzaine de sociétés.<p>Lever des …

Roche to Pay Up to $548 Million for ‘Superbug’ Antibiotic

Roche Holding AG agreed to pay as much as 500 million Swiss francs ($548 million) for the rights to an experimental antibiotic to target a …

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Venture capital in the Middle East and North Africa is on the rise, according to the latest MENA Private Equity Association report.<p>The hope is that …

How Startup Valuation Works - Infographic

How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is …

Investments - Oxford University Innovation

Since 1997, Oxford University Innovation has been responsible for creating over 100 new technology companies based on academic research generated …