With the conference winding down, you can clearly feel the change in emotion throughout the halls, lobby and conference rooms of the St. Frances. What was once a vibrant and high energy crowd is now a dwindling group of tired and emotionally drained individuals. To navigate through the H&Q conference successfully, one needs stamina, good shoes and a strong posture. Call it coincidence, but the majority of companies I met with on Thursday were in the CNS field. My conclusion: The majority of this year?s deal flow will come out of the CNS sector. The compounds companies want to see the most? in the words of Clubber Lang in Rocky III: ?I predict pain.? Although many companies want to acquire pain compounds, there are very few products readily available. This leads me to believe that companies looking to acquire pain products will likely search for early clinical stage or even...

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