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I’m looking for the true innovations, the emerging trends, the market forces, and the characters at work. Because I’ve been covering the industry for more than a decade—through two busts and one and a half booms—I bring context to stories that few can match. Readers should expect big picture perspective, and a steady drumbeat of news, features, and original commentary.
This type of in-depth reporting will help prepare you for your next big meeting, find a partner, jump on an investment opportunity, hire an up-and-comer, get to know the people you work with, or land a job.
My goal is to write accessibly for all of you: in a way that specialized readers can appreciate and lay readers can understand. It’s the sort of clear, probing and contextual journalism that never goes out of style.
I look forward to serving you, the biotech reader, for years to come.
I focus on science, technology, medical evidence, regulatory issues and business strategy. I study how these things affect all kinds of organizations—everything from startups on their first $1 million to academic institutions to established companies. Subjects range from cancer to Alzheimer’s to genetic diseases and conditions that scientists are only beginning to adequately define.
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Luke Timmerman is an award-winning journalist who has been covering biotechnology since 2001. Before founding Timmerman Report in 2015, Luke wrote about the industry for a regional newspaper (The Seattle Times), a global financial publication (Bloomberg News), and an online startup (Xconomy). Luke’s first book, “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age” was called a “must-read” by Forbes, and named one of the “100 Best Indie Books of 2017” by Kirkus Reviews.
Luke was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Biotechnology by Scientific American in 2015. He has won a number of journalism prizes, including the Scripps Howard National Journalism award, the Gerald Loeb award, the Association of Health Care Journalists award, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) award. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. For the 2005-2006 academic year, he was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.
Outside of work, Luke enjoys running, family camping trips, and mountaineering. He reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 29,031 feet/8,848 meters, on May 22, 2018. Luke’s mountain climbing campaigns have mobilized the biotech community to raise more than $4.2 million to fight cancer and poverty. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.