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Biotech executive books a career flight that's closer to home

Madison, Wis. - Gregg Fergus can tell his fellow travelers a thing or two about commuting.

The Madison native has joined Baird Venture Partners as an executive-in-residence and one of its portfolio companies, Caden Biosciences, as senior vice president of corporate development.

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Full article >>> Equity, said Fergus would reinforce Baird's focus on the life-science tools market. He expects Fergus to help Baird's healthcare and life science teams evaluate new investment opportunities, and manage its current portfolio of companies. Baird Private Equity has raised and managed $1.8 billion in capital.

Gregg brings operational experience and perspective that will help us in a number o......

Full article >>> re from 800 to 1,000 GPCRs on the human genome. Of those, roughly 400 are thought to be pharmaceutically relevant, but only 40 have been successfully targeted by commercial drugs - representing $50 billion in annual sales - and many of those drugs have side effects.

Caden Biosciences might be able to partner with a big pharma company to pinpoint the remaining intractable targets, and addr......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 02/19/07


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