Category Archives: Biotech

Why Silicon Valley Keeps Getting Biotech Wrong

Last week, an article about Why Silicon Valley keeps getting biotech ‘wrong’ made the rounds, and concluded (boldface mine): But the “move fast and break things” mantra that has helped Silicon Valley disrupt countless industries over the last two decades … Continue reading

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Is There Something In The West Coast Water?

Back when genetic testing company 23AndMe charged into a brick wall (the brick wall won, by the way), I noted the idiocy of believing they could beat the FDA: On the Twitterz, I wrote that 23andMe’s attorneys should be disbarred … Continue reading

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Theranos: If L. Ron Hubbard Ran A Biotech Company

It’s hard to do Nick Benton’s expose of Theranos justice, but here’s a taste: She left the war room for her car—she is often surrounded by her security detail, which sometimes numbers as many as four men, who (for safety … Continue reading

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What If Theranos Is Business As Usual? Thoughts on the Bullsh-t Tech Economy

There has been a spate of articles about the rise and possible fall of Theranos, a hot tech company that promised low-volume blood medical analysis. As best as anyone can tell, the actual technology is largely FDA-unapproved vaportech (that is, … Continue reading

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Amgen’s Bidness

As we’ve discussed many times in the context of high-stakes student testing, Campbell’s Law is a bitch. That is, any metric to which outcomes are attached will eventually be gamed by those being measured, rendering the metric useless as a … Continue reading

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Shkreli Has To Be A False Flag Op For Corporate Charter Reform

Because no one could possibly be this much of a cartoon villain (boldface mine): Martin Shkreli is once again provoking alarm with a plan to sharply increase the price of a decades-old drug for a serious infectious disease. This time … Continue reading

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Surprisingly, Something Involving Henry Kissinger Turned To Sh-t: The Theranos Edition

I’ve always joked that I would be an excellent company board member, as I’m quite capable of providing minimal, incompetent oversight–and I’ll do it at half-price. What’s terrifying is that when it came to the diagnostics company Theranos, which seems … Continue reading

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