TO BE honest, as a venture capitalist I am a little bit bored with the simple “me-too” concepts companies have been presenting lately and the onslaught of press releases that hail new alliances between big pharma and small biotech companies. All of these deals have one thing in common: they entail enormous investments from the big company into the small company, revealing the continued dependence of the biotech companies on the larger corporate sponsors they serve.

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