Dispensed: What we saw at JPMorgan's big healthcare investor conference
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It's been a long, exciting albeit tiring week for the healthcare team as we made our way around San Francisco's Union Square during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Hills were climbed, cricket tacos consumed, and healthcare discussed at length.
Many, many stories ahead from those conversations. But to start, here's what kept us busy when we weren't bustling from meeting to meeting.
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And to end the week, Zach summed up the biggest losers coming out of the conference. Amid a mainly positive week, bad news brought down the stock price of a number of biotech companies, including Rubius Therapeutics and Sangamo Therapeutics.
Looking to digest more of what went down this week at the conference? You can find all our coverage from within and around the walls of the Westin St. Francis here.
With that, I'm going to go recover from the red-eye flight I somehow thought was a good idea. Please feel free to send recovery tips, conference observations, or reminders of what we might have missed while running up and down San Francisco to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, you can find me at email@example.com.
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January 11, 2019 at 12:27PM