Dr. Thon

CEO/CSO, Platelet BioGenesis
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No one is born a CEO, they learn on the job

Is age is a proxy for success when launching a biopharma startup?  The second installment of this series is now available at The Black Hole.

No one is born a CEO, they learn on the job

Ageism in biotech

Is age is a proxy for success when launching a biopharma startup?  The first installment of this series is now available at The Black Hole.

Ageism in biotech

Ownership structure of intellectual property at universities

The fifth installment on my series on how translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally-supported, not the other way around, is now available at The Black Hole.

Ownership structure of intellectual property at universities

Bridging the gap between public and private research

The fourth installment on my series on how translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally-supported, not the other way around, is now available at The Black Hole.

Bridging the gap between public and private research

The current status of translational research funding in North America

The third installment on my series on how translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally-supported, not the other way around, is now available at The Black Hole.

The current status of translational research funding in North America

A brief history of translational research funding in North America

The second installment on my series on how translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally-supported, not the other way around, is now available at The Black Hole.

A brief history of translational research funding in North America

The opportunity cost to doing scientific research at a university

An article on how translational research should be scientist-driven and institutionally-supported, not the other way around, is now available at The Black Hole.

The opportunity cost to doing scientific research at a university

Why labs should embrace 360-degree faculty reviews

An article on how feedback from multiple sources ensures that faculty are not disillusioning themselves with misguided opinions on their strengths and weaknesses is now available at The Black Hole.

Why labs should embrace 360-degree faculty reviews

Lessons learned for hiring new staff at a startup

While every organization is different, sharing best practices can help inform process development. A discussion on my experiences with hiring is now available at The Black Hole.

Lessons learned for hiring new staff at a startup

Limiting grants to well-funded labs

An article on limiting grants to well-funded labs is now available at The Black Hole.

Limiting grants to well-funded labs

The implication of the Hatch-Waxman Act for universities

An article on the implication of this U.S. act on universities is now available at The Black Hole.

The implication of the Hatch-Waxman Act for universities

How the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984 protects startups

An article on how this U.S. act allows biotech startups to use patented technology for the purposes of generating data for FDA approval without needing to take out costly licenses is now available at The Black Hole.

How the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984 protects startups

What makes a great scientific advisory committee?

We assemble these committees to review and provide input into scientific endeavors, but perhaps the difficulty in assembling a scientific advisory board of experts should carry equal weight in assessing the merit of a program. Post is now available at The Black Hole.

What makes a great scientific advisory committee?

We need to fix tech transfer at universities

Why should universities continue to own and profit from publicly-funded work? If the public pays for it, why shouldn’t the public own it? An article on fixing tech transfer at universities is now available at The Black Hole.

We need to fix tech transfer at universities.

A resourcing model for translational research

How the Techna Institute’s team of professionals helps start-ups in Toronto by providing experts for secondment, in a cost-recovery model is now available at The Black Hole.

A resourcing model for translational research.

Tackling the biggest gaps in translational research funding

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a working group that reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s foray into translational research funding. The third installment is now available at The Black Hole.

Tackling the biggest gaps in translational research funding

Really? We’re going to tax students now?

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are considering legislation that potentially increases the tax burden for university students, faculty, and staff, while depleting resources for financial aid, research and teaching. My review of the ongoing discussion now available at The Black Hole.

Really? We’re going to tax students now?

Why follow-up funding is important for translational research

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a working group that reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s foray into translational research funding. The second installment is now available at The Black Hole.

Why follow-up funding is important for translational research

Identifying the needs and best practices for supporting translational research

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a working group that reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s foray into translational research funding. The first installment is now available at The Black Hole.

Identifying the needs and best practices for supporting translational research

Q&A ON TRANSLATING YOUR SCIENCE – PART 2

The seventh installment of an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on entrepreneurship is now available at The Black Hole.

Q&A on translating your science – part 2

Q&A on translating your science

The sixth installment of an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on entrepreneurship is now available at The Black Hole.

Q&A on translating your science

When starting a company, you need to move out of your academic lab

The fifth installment of an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on entrepreneurship is now available at The Black Hole.

When starting a company, you need to move out of your academic lab

How to establish executive and advisory teams for your business venture

The fourth installment of an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on entrepreneurship is now available at The Black Hole.

How to establish executive and advisory teams for your business venture

Identifying the milestones in your translational venture

The third installment of an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on entrepreneurship is now available at The Black Hole.

Identifying the milestones in your translational venture