Monthly Archives: June 2011

Debunking the Myth: ‘Gene Patents’ are not necessary for healthcare innovation.

Myth: ‘Gene Patents’ are not necessary for health care innovation. Facts: Patents on DNA preparations or sequences are often the first patents upon which a later technology platform or portfolio is built.  These patents are often in-licensed from universities by small start-up companies for the purpose of additional R&D, evidencing that the public/non-profit university sector cannot bear alone the cost of development of these inventions into useful products. It is precisely these types of early-stage companies Read More >

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Podcast: Elana Fine, local co-chair of the 7th Annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the 2011 BIO International convention is an intensive three day course designed for entrepreneurial scientists, CEOs, CSOs and business development professionals of early stage companies in the life sciences who are aspiring entrepreneurs. Fine discusses the upcoming Boot Camp, who should attend and what they can expect to learn. Download the podcast

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Podcast: Deb Bowes, President of Women in Bio

Deb Bowes from Women in Bio discusses plans for the upcoming BIO International Convention, the critical role of women’s leadership in biotechnology, and why she is personally committed to Women in Bio and its mission. Don’t miss Women in Bio’s reception to kick off the BIO International Convention. Download the podcast

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Joint Statement of BIO, AAU, ACE, APLU, AUTM and COGR

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the appeal of Stanford University against Roche Diagnostics. This case is of significant interest to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Association of American Universities (AAU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) because of its potential impact on university technology transfer, on development and commercialization of university-generated Read More >

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Get Active at the 2011 BIO International Convention

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According to the American College of Sports Medicine, Washington, DC tops the ranks of the fittest cities in the nation. With the 2011 BIO International Convention quickly approaching, BIO hopes visitors will get active.  From the BIO 5K Run/Walk to the BIO Golf Outing (both hosted by Novo Nordisk Inc) to the various outdoor activities right at our fingertips in the nation’s capital, attendees are encouraged to get outside and take advantage of all the Read More >

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