When is ethics approval unethical?

Bioethics is an area of deep personal interest to me, and it is something that has challenged me many times in my entrepreneurial career. There are always opportunities to cut corners, to be “selective” with information, to be biased in decision making. Biomedical research and product development is tough because the dollars at stake are…

The 2000 Mile Rule

When I was a kid, my Dad and I drove across the Nullarbor Plain, from Adelaide to Perth. I will never forget the experience and it rests in my mind as one of the most visually spectacular stretches of road I have ever driven along. It also very much reinforced my perception of how remote and far-flung…

The Incest of ASX Biopharma

It’s pretty hard to beat the Brits when it comes to situational comedy. As a dual-Australian/Canadian national educated in the UK, I suppose I have an intrinsic affinity for that dry, offhand style of humour. A few years ago, I stumbled across a brilliant comedy skit that visually captures precisely the fundamental reason why ASX biopharma is…

The Bioshares 2015 : “Long Tail” Awards

Unfortunately, I will not be at Bioshares in New Zealand this weekend to present these well-deserved awards on behalf of the dedicated readers of The Long Tail. However, I have ordered a crate of North Korean Kumdang-2 as the prize for these awards and as soon as it clears AQIS, I will be sure and distribute…

Immuron’s Revolving Door

Immuron (ASX : IMC) is one of those Long Tail companies that has become such an entrenched part of the fantasy and delusion of ASX biotech that it would be hardly worth a mention, were it not for recent events. At some stage I will write a longer piece as to why IMC’s technology is…

Suda went to BIO

Yep, that’s correct folks. Today Suda Limited (ASX : SUD), announced that it attended BIO 2015 in Philadelphia. Unlike, for example, the Cynata blokes that love to inform everyone that they are going to a conference, Suda wants us to know that they just went and got the friggin’ tee-shirt. They want us to know that they had…