Monthly Archives: April 2018

Clay Siegall: The sturdy Entrepreneur

Clay Siegall: The sturdy Entrepreneur
Seattle Genetics which is co-owned by Clay Siegall is regarded as the largest biotech in Washington with a market value of $10billion and 900 employees under its wings. The company hopes to graduate from being a biotech company and become a big pharmaceutical. The company invests in research and marketing and has an ambitious plan of employing 200 more people to its payroll.

Siegall’s focus is not on drug development, but being able to handle the pressure that comes with marketing new drugs internationally. To showcase its ambitions, the company recently opened a new Switzerland office that will permit it to do its own international marketing.

The 18-year-old company has been on a steep growth trajectory as its stock price has tripled in the last five years from $20 to $66 a share. The company has close to 11 drugs on its pipeline due to be released with four of them expected to be a big hit with the consumers. These drugs include; adcetris that is a drug for Hodgkin lymphoma, 33A that is used for myeloid leukemia, 22ME that seeks to cure bladder cancer and lastly LIVI that is aimed at curing breast cancer. The company hopes to soar to great heights and its ambitious Chief Executive Officer is bound to get it there.

ABOUT CLAY SIEGALL:
Clay Siegall assisted to co-find Seattle Genetics, Inc and has held the position of a CEO since 2002. Siegall has spent 20 years conducting research on cancer and drug development that is therapeutic. He has gained considerable experience from working as a Senior Research Investigator with Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. as its director.

Clay Siegall serves on various boards such as; the WBBA. Dr.Siegall is part of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. He also served Mirna Therapeutics as a non-executive director for three years. He has been a staff fellow at National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute.

Clay Siegall has successfully published 67 scientific papers and is known to hold nine patents. In 1995, Clay Siegall was recognized for his hard work in the field of targeted toxins by being awarded a Pierce Award. He also appeared as a finalist in an Ernst &Young Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur Award in the category of healthcare.

For his education, Clay Siegal attended George Washington University where he attained a Ph.D. in Genetics. He also attended the University of Maryland where he achieved a B.S in Zoology.

Sahm Adrangi Is Investigating Proteostasis’ Breakthrough Claims

Sahm Adrangi is a well-known investor and business executive in the United States who regularly calls out companies that he believes should be avoided or are making false claims. The latest company under attack by Sahm Adrangi is Proteostasis, a biotech company that has been working on a new drug to combat cystic fibrosis for patients. While this sounds like a good thing, there are a lot of concerns surrounding this “breakthrough” drug that they have been developing. Sahm Adrangi did some digging into the company and various analysts at Kerrisdale Capital have found some concerning data as well. Proteostasis actually has very messy data to sort through, which is not a good thing to see when a company making such strong claims.

In Proteostasis’s test period for their drug, CFTR amplifier PTI-428, only four patients were used for their control. Which means results are most likely skewed as the testing sample is much too small. Proteostasis claimed an increase of roughly 5 percent for patient lung performance, which is most likely just placebo according to Kerrisdale. Over the years, Sahm Adrangi has had no qualms facing biotech companies and their claims, including some of the biggest in the industry.

The data provided by Proteostasis is incomplete as well, which indicates poor testing methods and lack of organizations. Another concerning part of these claims being made by Proteostasis is that there is a lot of pressure on them to create a successful product. Should Proteostasis’s new drug prove ineffective, they stand to lose upwards of 90 percent of their company share value, which would basically mean bankruptcy for Proteostasis. Until this biotech company does a larger study that is complete and provides accurate data, Sahm Adrangi is going to take the short position at Kerrisdale Capital and urges his fellow investors to do the same. As long as Proteostasis continues to show transparency in their procedure and data, Sahm Adrangi will push Kerrisdale’s negative report to the public.

http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-short-sale/

Ask the Constitution Expert Sujit Choudhry on the Current State of Democracy

Professor Sujit Choudhry’s name continues to hit news headlines following his recent concern on the current state of the democracy in the modern political world. Sujit is a professor of Law at the University of California and the founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is a renowned figure in the field of politics and comparative constitutional law where he has been as an advisor for over 20 years (constitutionaltransitions.org.). He is an expert in training civil servants, political party leaders, bureaucrats, parliamentarians, advising various technical experts etc. He has some expertise in drafting various technical reports and memorandum. He serves in the World Bank Institute as a consultant and as a member of UN Mediation Roster.

When it comes to the constitution, Sujit Choudhry has played a major role in helping dignitaries from foreign countries who wanted to build constitutions for their home countries. Besides his advisory duties, he is a renowned writer with the current publication called Constitutional Democracies in Crisis where he plainly dissects various  issues that reflects political climate of the US. His mentions show deterioration of democracy in both the media and political field as well as how the political climate of Poland, Germany, and South Africa is a threat to democracy.

Sujit Choudhry commences with a controversial tweet by the Former AG in President Obama’s reign, Eric Holder. In his tweet Holder says that the American have to be seen and heard thus any termination of Robert Mueller who is the White House Special Counsel is a red line which will lead to demonstrations. Choudhry terms the “red lines” of Holder a good example of democracy failure. He goes ahead to term some rules like presidential terms as causes of chaos. In his discussion on the political climate, he discusses how the current Poland and Germany government has suppressed the constitution to ensure they rule and win smoothly in future elections which he calls democratic backsliding.

The tweet of Holder is also democratic backsliding according to Sujit Choudhry because finally, the Americans will be the determinants for them to be seen and heard. But if the people are to be seen and heard then the court must call autocracy by its real name. More on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

Connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry

OSI Industries And Their Recent Acquisition of Flagship Europe

OSI Industries has always been on the cutting edge of what people want when it comes to food choices. This holds true not just in the United States but all over the world. OSI’s recent acquisition of Flagship Europe is going to help them meet the needs of a new generation in the United Kingdom. Needless to say, they are very excited about this recent purchase.

One of the main reasons for their excitement would be because this merger will help them expand their market with a host of new product lines from the Flagship Europe company. These would include food items such as poultry, sous vide products, pies, and flavorings such as mayonnaise, sauce, and dressings. Flagship Europe itself became well-known when they acquired Calder Foods earlier this year. Because of that, they were able to corner the market on food condiments. For their part, Flagship Europe is also excited about the acquisition as well, for a number of reasons.

First of all, it will give Flagship Europe many increased resources. Because of this, they will be able to increase their business capital and expand to further markets within the UK. Secondly, they will have access to new clients along with a new global influence.

Finally, the move helps OSI Europe Foods as well. This is because it increases their influence in the European sector and helps them expand in Great Britain. They will soon become the premier food company not only in the United States but also in the world as well. There is no questioning the fact that the these are good times for OSI Europe and Flagship Europe. Both of these companies now have great opportunities for growth because of their decision to join forces. We can truly expect great things from both companies, simply because of their commitment to excellence.

Learn More: www.mapquest.com/us/illinois/osi-industries-llc-7716434

Answering all Real Estate Queries with Consultant and Experienced Entrepreneur Todd Lubar

It took a combination of germane business experience and innate skills for Todd Lubar to make it in the business world. He has tried and proven methods that have brought other businessmen success in their ventures. From the scrap metal to real estate, he has made unwavering work ethic, hard work, and perseverance pedestal to success. This has made him valuable and resourceful to others who seek his assistance in their businesses. All along his time in mortgage and financing as well as in real estate development, he has made it easy for families seeking to own homes.

 

By allowing his customers’ businesses to thrive under his guidance, Todd Lubar streamlines their processes using TDL Global Ventures where he is President. His entrepreneurial skills were forged when he was still young, selling chocolate and lemonade, and shoveling people’s sidewalks when it snowed. His business revolves around sales in achieving business goals. He believes in building businesses up in collaboration with other people. He has helped build businesses from the ground both operationally and in consultation. For more details visit Crunchbase.

 

The most common one is when he oversaw the growth of Maryland Legacy Financial office into a production unit worth $100 million in one-year loan volume.

 

When working at Crestor Mortgage Corporation early in his career, Todd gained valuable insights about conservative mortgage banking when working as a loan originator. He used his time well coming up with purposeful relations with real estate agents, insurance agents, financial planners, and CPAs. Most of these people form a referral business source while others work together with him in developing other business ventures. Check out their website toddlubar.com

 

 

After acquiring an equity position with Legacy Financial Group in 1999, he expanded his lending capacity brokering loans from outside investors and started to lend as a direct mortgage bank. He started Legendary Properties, LLC., in 2002 which enabled him to build links with important people required in delivering building trades of high quality in a timely manner. It also opened up numerous connections with key banking institutions that could lend as high as $20 million.

 

He serves as Senior Vice President of Legendary Investments. He attained his B.A. in Speech Communication from Syracuse University graduating in 1995.

 

 

See more: https://angel.co/todd-lubar

Efforts Sujit Choudhry Has Put In Constitution Building

Constitutional transitions cannot be successful if certain critical issues and knowledge have not been identified and generated. Constitution-building requires technical assistance if the transitions are to be effective. However, this is not possible where research is inadequate and not updated. That’s why Center for Constitutional Transitions generates the needed knowledge and international networks to the experts working on thematic research projects. Most practitioners appreciate these projects since they offer options that are evidence-based. The Director for the Constitutional Transitions Center is Sujit Choudhry.

The Transitions Center is involved in generating and mobilizing the needed knowledge in constitution building. It works closely with interested NGOs, Think Tanks and other global multilateral organizations (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).  Under the leadership of Sujit, the company has been to more 25 countries with more than 50 experts working for it. For over 20 years now, Sujit Choudhry has been a competent advisor on constitutional matters in many countries especially during political instability and ceasefire moments. He brings the right stakeholders and the civil society groups on board in a country experiencing political violence.

Sujit was born in Delhi in 1970. He went for his high school education at the University of Toronto Schools. He was then admitted to McGill University where he graduated with a B.S. Sujit proceeded to various universities such as Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Toronto University for his law degrees. Check blogs.law.nyu.edu.  He was a Canada-based Supreme Court law clerk. Choudhry is known to have published more than ninety reports, working papers, book chapters and articles. Some of the books Sujit has written include Constitution Making, Indian Constitution Handbook, and Integration or Accommodation among others (works.bepress.com).

He is an Executive Committee member of the Public Law International Society. Some of the countries where he has been a constitution building advisor include Yemen, Ukraine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Jordan, and Egypt. His main roles in constitution building include engaging party leaders, training civil servants, engaging parliamentarians, training bureaucrats, drafting technical reports, leading stakeholder consultations and facilitating sessions for public dialogue. Sujit has worked for the United Nations Program and World Bank Institute as a consultant. He has also been a member of the Mediation Roster of the United Nations.

Connect with Choudhry on LinkedIn.