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Forging Successful Strategic Alliances for Life Sciences Companies 02/25/2015

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M0744200When entering into an exclusive licensing arrangement, the odds of success are against most companies. Typically within the first twelve months of an arrangement, 2/3 of all alliances crumble.  If these ventures are so prone to failure, what preventative measures can a company employ to ensure success?

To learn how to achieve success when entering an alliance, read John Hession’s full article.

MBBP Welcomes New Member John Hession 02/24/2015

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hessionMBBP is pleased to announce that veteran venture capital, technology, and life sciences attorney John Hession has joined the firm as a Member. John represents emerging-growth companies in the medical device, life sciences, software and digital media fields, as well as angels and venture capital funds in the investment process in these areas. His practice includes both start-up and later-stage company work; equity-based compensation strategies; public offerings, representing either underwriters or companies; mergers and acquisitions, representing either buyers or sellers; corporate partnering, joint ventures and other strategic alliances involving technology transfers; license and distribution arrangements for medical devices and biotechnology, software and hardware companies; and venture capital or angel financings of technology companies.

Prior to joining MBBP, John was Of Counsel in the Venture Financings and Emerging Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley, LLP Business department. He started his legal career at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP, where he practiced for more than twenty years as one of Testa’s lead attorneys, representing venture-backed technology companies in all stages of financings.


The full press release is available here.  Please feel free to contact John Hession directly.


Shannon Zollo to Moderate Panel at TiECON East 05/28/2014

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Corporate Attorney Shannon ZolloTiECON East, the largest startup conference on the East Coast, is being held at the Cambridge Marriott on May 29th-30th. Entrepreneurs from technology, life sciences, education and cleantech industries attend the two-day conference to learn about the latest trends in innovation, get advice from experienced entrepreneurs, and network to find their next big opportunity. On Friday, May 30th MBBP Attorney Shannon Zollo will be moderating a panel titled “M&A or IPO, That’s the Question” in which distinguished experts will help answer questions such as:

  • How early is too early to start thinking about the Exit?
  • What are the important factors to consider for an exit event, whether IPO or M&A?
  • What steps do you need to take today to ensure the best return for yourself and your investors?
  • Does the type of investor you seek matter?

To learn more about the panel, visit TiECON East.

For more information on the specifics regarding M&A transaction or IPOs please feel free to contact  Shannon Zollo.

Stanley Chalvire and Thomas Dunn Named Co-Chairs of MBBP Life Sciences Task Force 10/03/2013

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On September 19th, MBBP announced that Intellectual Property Attorneys Stan Chalvire and Tom Dunn will be assuming the role of co-chairs of MBBP’s Life Sciences Task Force Committee, effective immediately. Stan and Tom had this to say of their appointment:

We would like to thank the former Chair of the MBBP’s Life Sciences Task Force, Lisa Treannie, Esq., for all of her valuable guidance, leadership and contributions to the Life Sciences Task Force over the past four years. We look forward to picking up where Lisa left off by helping to further deepen MBBP’s role as trusted counselors and strategic advisors to companies in the life sciences industry.

Congratulations Tom and Stan!

MBBP is Beaming from BIO 06/28/2012

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MBBP Convention Giveaways: Candy-Filled Test Tubes

The 2012 BIO International Convention has come and gone, and MBBP is pleased to have been a part of it. The convention drew 16,505 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries, enabling us to meet many interesting people. Visitors to our exhibit booth were treated to test tubes filled with candy from our custom dispenser.

Clients and friends of the firm in the industry also joined us for an evening cocktail reception on Boston’s waterfront at Morton’s Steakhouse. We enjoyed spending time with all of our guests on such a beautiful summer night.  Photos of our  exhibit booth and reception can be found below!

To download or view our materials from the convention, please visit our BIO Resources page.

BIO 2012 Convention Floor

MBBP Custom Candy Dispenser

BIO Convention Exhibit Booth

Awaiting the MBBP Cocktail Reception on Morton’s Patio

Reception Giveaways: Lobster-Bake-in-a-Bag

Less than 100 Days Until BIO 2012! 03/09/2012

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We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2012 BIO International Convention, returning to Boston June 18-21! This global event will bring 20,000-25,000 Life Sciences industry attendees to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and will be host to more that 120 educational breakout sessions over its four day span. As a leading legal services provider to the Life Sciences industry, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton is excited to be a part of BIO 2012. We’d love to know if you’ll be attending!

Visit our BIO webpage to see how MBBP’s getting involved and how to join our mailing list.

The ABCs for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs: From Start-Up to Exit 12/21/2010

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Thinking about starting or joining a life sciences company, now or in the future? If so, please join Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton for a series of engaging and interactive discussions on the basic topics with which entrepreneurs in the life sciences today must be familiar. There will be four sessions, each covering a different topic:

All sessions will be held at our Waltham office from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Though inter-related, each session stands alone, so feel free to attend some or all of the sessions according to your interest. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to register, please contact Jaclyn Jefgood or 781-622-5930. Please provide the date(s) of the sessions you would like to attend.

MBBP to Co-Sponsor Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2010 05/19/2010

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This June, MBBP is co-sponsoring the third annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2010.  The day-long event will focus on the future of the life sciences industry in regard to changes in technologies and discoveries as well as funding for research. The event will run from 8:00 a.m.  – 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on June 2, 2010.

For more information and to register, please visit the Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2010 website.

Be sure to stop by the MBBP kiosk in the Innovator’s Marketplace!

Whitehead Institute Among Top 20 Life Sciences Patent Holders in New England 04/21/2010

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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ResearchMass High Tech recently released a list of the Top 20 Life Sciences Patent Holders of New England. MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research came in at number 20, with a total of 18 patents obtained between 2007-2009. Whitehead was granted two, six, and ten patents over those same three years, respectively.

For the full article please visit Mass High Tech.

The ABC’s for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs: From Start-up to Exit 03/04/2010

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MBBP invites you to a complimentary series that will cover the basics of starting and growing a life sciences company. The seminar series, “The ABC’s for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs: From Start-up to Exit” will kick off on March 23, 2010, and will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center located at One Broadway, Cambridge, MA. Each session will run from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, and will present an opportunity for attendees to participate in an engaging and interactive discussion on a variety of topics.

This 4-part series will focus on legal and business issues specific to life sciences companies.

For more information or to register for any session, please contact Jaclyn Jefgood or call 781-622-5930.

Tips for MA Life Sciences Grant Applicants 02/19/2010

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The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has provided a few helpful tips for applicants for the new Small Business Matching Grant Program, arising from the recent information session held with potential applicants. Most notably the MLSC reminds applicants that the program is targeted to small businesses with commercialization-ready life sciences technologies. Accordingly, applicants are encouraged to focus more on their business plans and commercialization strategies in their applications rather than on the science or technology per se. It may also be beneficial to describe how grants received tie into and support the company’s business plan.

A final information session will be held on February 23rd; click here for more information. All applications for this program are due by March 1, 2010.

Shire Awarded $6.3 Million as Part of Tax Incentive Program 12/28/2009

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Shire Human Genetic TherapiesThe Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has recently awarded 28 life sciences companies $25 million in tax incentives. MBBP client Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. was chosen as one of these companies, receiving $6,277,057. The Tax Incentive Program is directed at creating and keeping jobs in Massachusetts. The companies in the program have agreed to create 918 jobs in the next year and maintain them for at least 5 years.

Please visit the MLSC for more information on the Tax Incentive Program.


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