Tragic but not unnecessary  : Bali 9

Tragic but not unnecessary : Bali 9

I want to state two things up-front. 1) I don’t believe in the death penalty. 2) I hate double-negatives, though they serve their purpose sometimes. Today was a landmark day for international relations with Indonesia following the execution of the “Bali 9″ for smuggling heroin. I stayed up late tonight watching the grief and sadness … Continue reading

The “poster child” for why ASX biopharma stinks

The “poster child” for why ASX biopharma stinks

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of any affiliated companies or organizations. Australia could be a great place to commercialize biopharmaceutical research. We have top institutions, we punch above our weight in publication citations in leading journals and number of pretty decent drugs have been … Continue reading

In-Laws, Fish and Founder CEOs

In-Laws, Fish and Founder CEOs

This week marked a major event in my life. I parted company with ImaginAb. For many people, it will be a very big surprise, knowing how passionate and committed I am to the company. I co-founded the company in October 2007 with Anna Wu and Rob Reiter, while I was an entrepreneur-in-residence at UCLA Medical School. From … Continue reading

Detour#1 – India

Detour#1 – India

In a previous post, I committed to myself that that I would occasionally allow life detours. This is #1 for 2015. I want to state from the outset, that I probably annoyed my wife. I know I left home at a time when Max wasn’t sleeping very well and Zhenya was going to be taking … Continue reading