Monthly Archives: June 2011

Counterfeiting: White House IP Czar Victoria Espinel on working with corporations

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White house IP Czar Victoria Espinel spoke at BIO’s 2011 International Convention in a session titled Counterfeiting: How corporations and government can work together.  She told the audience that when entering her new assignment she was surprised to find out that counterfeiting was a large problem in the United States and not just abroad. The Administration has increased enforcement in counterfeit medicines as seizures of health related counterfeits have gone up 97% from last year.  Read More >

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Innovative China: Policies for the Future

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As the second largest and fastest growing market for biotechnology products, China needs no introduction.  The opportunity to heal, fuel, and feed 1.3 billion global citizens stands in clear contrast with the regulatory, financial, and political frameworks that present challenges to the life science industry’s external access to the evolving Chinese market.  On Tuesday at the 2011 BIO International Convention, a panel discussion titled “Innovative China: Policies for the Future” addressed the future of the Read More >

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Current Challenges in Payment Reform

By Alyson Pusey, BIO. The Affordable Care Act created several demonstration projects to test innovative care delivery systems that increase quality of care while decreasing costs.  Speaking as a panelist was Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at CMS, who discussed how the agency is thinking about payment reform.  Evidenced by the recent proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs), the agency is looking to providers and the health care Read More >

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Biotechnology Innovation: Impact of Health Reform and Deficit Control

By Alyson Pusey, BIO. With many governors around the country facing budget shortfalls, “the action is all in the states” in terms of health care cuts and cost-savings solutions, according to panelists participating. The current fiscal environment has forced cash-strapped states to look at their Medicaid programs for ways to rein in costs, and according to panelists, state lawmakers will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  For example, as a result of the Read More >

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Author of Building Biotechnology Onsite at the 2011 BIO International Convention

Yali Friedman,  author of Building Biotechnology as well as other books is signing books at the BIO bookstore from 3pm to 4:30pm at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

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