Nature Biotechnology replies:

We welcome Kadmon's statement that it “has a responsibility to share its discoveries with the scientific community in peer-reviewed journals. Nature Biotechnology did contact Kadmon to inquire about its publication policies when preparing the Editorial1; at that time, the company did not respond to questions about its publication policy. The date of October 2014 was chosen because no papers were shown on Kadmon's website (http://kadmon.com/news/publications/) earlier than that date, which is five years after the company was founded.