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BIO Opens Nominations for Award Honoring an Outstanding Woman in Biotech

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The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. Rosalind Franklin conceived and captured Photograph 51 of the “B” form of DNA in 1952, while at King’s College in London. This photograph, acquired through 100 hours of X-ray exposure from a machine Dr. Franklin herself refined, revealed the structure of DNA.  The discovery of Read More >

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BIO Welcomes Seven New Board Members

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BIO elected seven new members to its Board of Directors, voted upon at this year’s Board Meetings, held this week in New York City. The following individuals were elected to the Health Section Governing Board: Christopher Boerner, President and Head of the U.S. Commercial Business, BMS Mark Alles, President and Chief Operating Officer, Celgene Gary Zieziula, President and Managing Director, EMD Serono Elizabeth Lewis, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Read More >

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BIO CEO & Investor Conference Closes with Record Breaking Partnering Numbers

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The 18th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies, took place this earlier this week in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria with more than 1,400 registrants, including over 600 registered investors. The event featured 9 educational program sessions, including business roundtables, therapeutic workshops and plenary sessions, 6 fireside chats with biopharma CEOs as well as a special guest, New York Read More >

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Integrating the Patient Voice: Recap of the 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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The 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference isn’t just for biotech companies and the investment community, the conference featured a strong patient voice and focus on the patient perspective in drug development and drug delivery. Two of the most highly-attended panel discussions were moderated by patient advocates. On Monday, Sue Peschin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Aging Research, led a timely panel discussion with clinical researchers and biotech CEOs around the recent positive Read More >

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Water: Why The Most Basic Resource Needs Our Attention

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Water is on everyone’s mind lately. From the California drought to the Flint water crisis, it’s clear that our water is in jeopardy.  In spite of pollution and waste, we can still maintain the health and safety of our water supply. GMO Answers Forbes blog recently posted a great piece by Kate Hall, managing director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson, which looks at this issue. In her piece “Water: Why The Most Read More >

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