Three star scientists announce plan to solve biotech’s ‘missing women’ problem

first_img What is it? By Sharon Begley Jan. 29, 2020 Reprints Sharon Begley Tags biotechnologyBostonfinance Adobe Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Three star scientists announce plan to solve biotech’s ‘missing women’ problem GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included?center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Log In | Learn More Biotech About the Author Reprints They are the biotech equivalent of the “missing girls” in countries with a skewed gender ratio: 40 to 50 companies that would have been spun out of research at MIT labs headed by women were it not for …That’s the multibillion-dollar question: Why don’t women biologists found biotech companies at the same rate as men? For the last year, three prominent Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have been collecting statistics, questioning venture capital partners, and meeting with leaders in academia, science, and business to find answers. @sxbegle Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery.last_img read more

WisdomTree Canada launches two Asia-focused ETFs

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Stock market background design feelart/123RF IE Staff Desjardins to close four ETFs BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO Keywords ETFsCompanies WisdomTree Asset Management Canada Inc. Toronto-based WisdomTree Asset Management Canada Inc. has completed the initial public offering of the hedged and non-hedged units of WisdomTree Japan Equity Index ETF and the non-hedged units of WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Index ETF. The two new ETFs began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.WisdomTree Japan Equity Index ETF seeks to track, to the extent possible, the price and yield performance of the WisdomTree Japan equity index CAD before fees and expenses. The management fee is 0.51% for hedged units of the ETF and 0.48% for non-hedged units. This ETF provides exposure to dividend-paying stocks within Japan and traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange that derive less than 80% of their revenue from sources in the Japanese market. By excluding companies that derive 80% or more of their revenue from Japan, the index is tilted toward companies with a more significant global revenue base. The hedged version of the ETF is designed to provide exposure to Japan’s equity markets while neutralizing exposure to fluctuations of the Japanese yen movements relative to the Canadian dollar.“Japan is a market that has been underowned by investors for decades,” said Jeff Weniger, asset-allocation strategist with WisdomTree, in a statement. “However, across developed market economies, [Japan] represents a compelling opportunity as the Japanese economy is poised for growth, corporate fundamentals remain strong, valuations are cheap relative to Canada, and the Bank of Japan is likely to remain accommodative.”WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Index ETF seeks to track, to the extent possible, the price and yield performance of the S&P China 500 index CAD before fees and expenses. The management fee for the non-hedged units of the ETF is 0.55%.This ETF provides exposure to the S&P China 500 index CAD, which selects the largest 500 eligible companies from the broader S&P total China BMI index, representing the entire universe of Chinese companies including A-shares and offshore listings that meet eligible criteria. The underlying index provides significant exposure to mainland China listings, with approximately 48.5% of the index investing in China A-shares as of June 30.“The WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Index ETF provides investors with the opportunity to efficiently access diverse sectors in one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world,” Weniger said. “We expect to see China’s economy expand further as the government increases integration efforts with global investors. Chinese equities are certainly an area where index-based concepts are in high demand.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Award winners unveiled at TBI/ACTIVE Network Awards Celebration

first_img Related Triathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, announced its award winners at the TBI/ACTIVE Network Awards Celebration dinner last night as part of TBI’s 5th annual conference in Marina del Rey, California.Awards were given to: the Top 10 Multisport Retailers, the ‘Triathlete’s Choice’ Best-of Events, the best published triathlon article and picture, and the Ron Smith Award winner.Ron Smith Award – The award, named after Ron Smith, one of triathlon’s earliest pioneers, recognizes a person in the multisport world who helps advance and promote the sport of triathlon, who is a true influencer and who exemplifies a passion for advancing and promoting the sport. TBI’s Ron Smith award winner for 2015 is International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado.Marisol Casado – Ron Smith Award Winner (background)Marisol Casado has been President of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) since 2008, when she was elected at the ITU Congress in her hometown of Madrid, Spain. Casado is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), elected in February 2010 as the first representative from triathlon to serve on the IOC.She also is one of the founding members of the Spanish Triathlon Federation and currently serves as a Vice President of that Federation. She served as Secretary General of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (1989–1994 and 1997–2008) and as ITU Treasurer from 1992–1994 and from 2000–2008. Marisol was also involved with the formation of the Mediterranean Triathlon Federation and Iberoamerican Triathlon Association.She was a member of the Coordination Commission for the 2nd Youth Olympic Summer Games in Nanjing 2014, and is a Council Member of the ASOIF, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.Representing ASOIF, she was nominated Co-Chair of the International Sport Coaching Framework Project Group in 2011 and since 2013 she has been a SportAccord Council Member. Since 2014 she joined the IOC Women and Sport Commission and the IOC Radio and TV Commission. She also has been included in the Good Governance and Autonomy Olympic Agenda 2020 Working Group.Casado served as President of the Women and Sport Commission for the Spanish Olympic Committee from 1992–1994 and from 2000-2009. A former President of the European Triathlon Union (ETU), made up of 41 federations, from 2002 to 2008, she received the gold medal award, ‘Real Orden del Merito Deportivo Español’, for her service to sport and the Olympic Order of the Spanish National Olympic Committee.Best Triathlon Published Article and Image in 2014:(Photo) IRONMAN Kona, women’s age groupers start by Rocky Arroyo, Endurapix, published in Lumina Magazine (Japan)(Article) ‘Does Not Play Well with Others’ by Brad Culp, LAVA Magazine, September 2014Top 10 Retailers for 2014 — The Top 10/Top 50 retailer list was compiled by Slowtwitch.com publisher Dan Empfield through a voting process that is weighted 80% on suppliers’ votes (run, bike, component/accessory, wetsuit and apparel manufacturers and/or distributors) and 20% on consumer votes, specifically the Slowtwitch.com readers.To be considered, the retailer must have a brick and mortar presence.Top 10 Retailers for 2014:Trisports.com, Tucson, AZGear West Bike and Triathlon, Long Lake, MNAll3Sports, Atlanta, GANytro Multisport, Encinitas, CAAustin Tri Cyclist, Austin, TXR&A Cycles, Brooklyn, NYT3 Multisport, Indianapolis, INMoment Cycle Sport, San Diego, CAAthletes Lounge, Portland, ORSpeedy Reedy, Seattle, WA‘Triathletes Choice’ Best-of Events of 2014 – Nominations were made by triathletes from around the world through an online survey. More than 2,700 votes were received in the following six categories, with the winners as follows:Large event (1,000+) = IRONMAN Lake PlacidSmall event (less than 1,000) = Pumpkinman Triathlon, South Berwick, MaineToughest = IRONMAN 70.3 St. George, UtahUrban = New York City TriathlonFor Beginners = Pumpkinman Triathlon, South Berwick, MaineScenic = Challenge Wanaka in New ZealandAll winners and the Top 10 retailers were presented with specially-designed crystal awards from TBI corporate partner Ashworth Awards.The TBI Conference continues through to lunchtime on Tuesday 27 January and provides wide-ranging and timely information and discussion for everyone involved in the business and sport of triathlon, and the related sports of cycling and running.business of triathlon. Founded by a coalition of industry leaders, Triathlon Business International advocates for the interests of triathlon businesses, provides educational and informative programs, and encourages increased participation in the sport.www.triathlonbusinessintl.comlast_img read more

Daniel earns hero’s reward

first_imgBy LIA SPENCER A BRAVE Narre Warren South boy has received a bravery award for saving a young girl’s life…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img