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Session Recap: Advances in Ophthalmology: Therapies for Saving Sight

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Monday at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference featured a 9:30am panel that offered a comprehensive perspective on what is happening in the world of ophthalmology today.  The panel was moderated by Tony Gibney, Managing Director, Leerink Partners. The panelists were: Jeffrey L. Cleland, PhD, Interim Chief Executive Officer, GrayBug Guy Eakins, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, BrightFocus Foundation Nouhad Husseini, Vice President, Business Development, Regeneron David P. Southwell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inotek Read More >

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#BIOCEO16 Fireside Chat with Senator Chuck Schumer

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer joined attendees at the 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference this afternoon for a fireside chat, moderated by BIO Chairman Ron Cohen, to discuss current political and public policy issues facing the country and the biopharmaceutical industry. The Senator expressed optimism that progress can be made on a bipartisan basis in a number of areas that will be conducive to investment in medical innovation and the well-paying jobs that such Read More >

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Soda Cans and Pesticides

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This past weekend I took my entire family and a friend and her mom to the Monsanto open house event.  We were treated to a nice non-organic buffet of local style appetizers from maki sushi to tonkatsu.  We also got to learn about the Japanese Cultural Center’s collaboration with Monsanto and the National Park Service in preserving the former Japanese internment camp known as Honouliuli. My kids had a chance to learn about bugs and Read More >

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“Then Boundless Chestnut Woods,” Thoreau

Restoring the American Chestnut, GE Trees

American chestnut trees are iconic image of American agriculture. Unfortunately, a terrible fungus has nearly wiped out the once estimated four billion that grew from Maine to Georgia. A recent piece in The Conversation explores the history of American Chestnut and Chestnut blight and how one “genetic tweak” could help restore its population. The species was nearly wiped out by chestnut blight, a devastating disease caused by the exotic fungal pathogen Cryphonectria parasitica. This fungus was accidentally Read More >

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WSJ: “You can’t make medical progress by punishing medical advances.”

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Check out today’s Wall Street Journal Editorial, highlighting why you can’t make medical progress by punishing medical advances. The editorial highlight’s how political attacks on the innovation ecosystem undermine the ability to bring important advances to patients. It notes that new initiatives, such as the Administration’s cancer “moonshot,” will be less likely to find success if short-sighted politicians create “investment uncertainty” that will drive away private capital away from the biopharmaceutical sector.” Read more in Read More >

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