Specialty Pharma Corporate Development Global Summit

Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2004
Early Registration Date: Aug 03, 2004
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The bear market of 2000-2003 produced a short-term orientation amongst private and public equity investors that fostered a Cambrian Explosion in the number of so-called Specialty Pharma companies, now conservatively estimated at 200-250 or more in North America alone. Tough financial times have also led to rampant “off-label” use of the term “Specialty Pharma”, such that it now encompasses old-fashioned drug delivery systems (DDS) companies, plain old R&D biotechs with “only” 2 or 3 therapeutic foci, and LBO funds posing as Specialty Pharma firms such as Jazz Pharmaceuticals. But no coat of fresh paint will negate the whiff of moth balls enveloping most of these companies' business plans.