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Balancing science, IP & fundraising
Scientists like to publish. It demonstrates they were first. It is also critical for academic success.
Business likes to keep things confidential & to patent first - to protect intellectual property
These two positions appear incompatable.
For small businesses publication can increase the Company's profile & can convince early stage funders that the Company science is cutting-edge & merits investment.
Finding a path through the publication & patenting options - understanding the science & business needs, providing independent evidence-based publication strategies & support in writing, plays to the strengths of CBV.
Past achievements include highly respected publications in Science, the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry & the Journal of Biological Chemistry. These did not happen by accident. They were planned events in support of fundraising and preparation for business sale. The strategic planning of IP & publications helped create a successful scientific business.