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The Harp - London

I've been to The Harp a few times.

It's a nice place to stop and have a drink while sightseeing. 
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Lacerta Bio: Our latest blog post.
    Much ink has already been spilled discussing the acquisition of Ranbaxy from Daiichi by Sun Pharma in an all stock transaction. A good analysis by a former Ranbaxy executive provides ...
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Impressive bit of research to put this article together. Well done. 
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I'm going through all the information, and I can't seem to find the answer for how to fix this error. Do I replace the code on my site with something else? that is, do I literally replace the REPLACE_WITH_VALUE with something else? If so, what?


 Custom parameter "ecomm_prodid" and Merchant Center feed values don't match

Values for "ecomm_prodid" should match item identifiers in your Merchant Center feed.
The value of the "ecomm_prodid" parameter being passed to the remarketing tag is incorrect. Your tag's "ecomm_prodid" value needs to match either the "id" or "item_group_id" of the product in the connected Google Merchant Center account. Learn more
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Awesome!
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Timelapse Film of #London

Extremely well done. 
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Exuberant over inhaled insulin again?

Our latest blog post from LacertaBio.com 
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Is there anything more frustrating than the Backlink removal & Disavow process?

- We don't ask for nor create spam backlinks, yet they appear and grow at an alarming rate.

- We ask webmasters to remove them, but they rarely reply or comply.

- Google gives you no indication if the backlinks are disavowed or not. In fact, it's largely guesswork. 

- We pay to have this work done...money that could be used instead to create a better user experience or reduce costs or even spend on AdWords!

- I'm spending time managing this when I could be creating content and engaging more with our customers.

- Our traffic, and therefore our business suffers, which benefits no one. 

Frustrating...very very frustrating...
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What a crock. Shame on +Matt Cutts for laughing at a company who was victimized. 
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I suddenly need a kidney.
Honestly, I don't know any other way to word it. My kidney condition has worsened considerably over the past few months and I'm now looking at needing a transplant within 3 to 6 months. I want to be around for my wife Rachel and daughter for a long time, so this is necessary. Plus, I like life, it's fun! Death is lame, don't make me do it. (Jokes are my coping mechanism)

We will enter my name on the transplant list, but that tends to take a year or more to find a donor. Instead, there are two better options: I find a kind, healthy person willing to donate directly or indirectly through the kidney exchange network (it depends on your blood group). My blood type is A positive and my birthday is 06/12/1970 (you need this for the donor form).
If you are that person, please contact me!

Also, here is a link to more information:
https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Departments-and-Services/Transplant-Surgery/Information-for-Kidney-Donors.aspx
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Occupation
Consult to pharma/biotech companies, manage an eCommerce investment fund, and try to live life to its fullest.
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Pharma/biotech business development, financial modeling, digital marketing
Employment
  • Lacerta Bio
    Managing Partner, 2010 - present
    Lacerta Bio consults to biotech and pharmaceutical companies of issues of business development, in-licensing, and out-licensing.
  • Hotspur Holdings Inc.
    President, 2011 - present
    Hotspur Holdings is a family fund whose objective is to acquire and operate health-related eCommerce businesses. Our first acquisition in 2011 was http://www.wisdomandhealth.com
  • Penwest Pharmaceuticals
    Director, Business Development, 2007 - 2010
    I was the Director of Business Development, responsible for both in- and out-licensing of drug delivery and other assets and technologies.
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Pharma/Biotech consulting, eCommerce Investing, polymath
Introduction
I'm a Managing Partner at Lacerta Bio , a pharmaceutical & biotech consulting firm specializing in business development and licensing. We help pharma and biotech companies acquire, in-license, divest, or out-license assets, technologies, and businesses. Founded in 2010, we serve clients around the world. 

I also run a small family fund that invests in healthcare eCommerce businesses. Our first deal was the acquisition of www.wisdomandhealth.com. Our focus at WisdomAndHealth is to build a site full of health information and products that you can trust. All of our products are hand-picked by me personally. Where possible, all products are backed by scientific and clinical proof that they will perform as claimed.

Here is my LinkedIn profile

When I'm not working, I do what my wife and kids tell me to do, I fix my old house, I run 5K at leisurely, non-competitive paces, and I play Taylor acoustic guitars. I'm also a rabid fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC. In 2014, I starting writing my first book. Let's see if I can actually finish it...
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