Epilepsy Alert, PTV News: Apr 14, 2010




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Video title: Epilepsy Alert, PTV News: Apr 14, 2010
Released on: April 14, 2010. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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Research indicates heightened suicide risk of commonly prescribed anticonvulsants
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Nigel Borshell
Senior Advisor
PharmaVentures

Nigel has over 30 years experience in Life Sciences including senior international commercial management roles in diagnostics and biotechnology gained at drug testing specialists Syva Company, Hoechst’s Behring division, US diagnostics giant Dade Behring, and as European Business Development Director for California-based Cepheid. Nigel is the author of numerous Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry reports, papers and articles. At PharmaVentures, Nigel specialises in valuation methodologies, deal structure modelling, and pricing policies.
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