Monthly Archives: October 2011

EU Stem Cell Patent Decision Hurts Science

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A great article in the Economist titled European science stemmed addresses the recent and controversial decision by the European Court of Justice regarding the patentability of certain inventions derived from embryonic stem cells. ANY country, you might think, would relish being able to call itself the world’s leader in scientific research. America and Europe, however, seem to be in a bizarre parallel contest: which can make its scientists’ lives more difficult by imposing the most muddled Read More >

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BioFlorida’s Conference to Focus on Latest Technologies, Access to Capital

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BIO President & CEO James C. Greenwood will commence next week’s BioFlorida 14th Annual Conference with a keynote speech at 8AM on Monday October 24, 2011 in Tampa, FL. Living up to its reputation as the premier business development, investing and networking event for Florida’s bioscience industry, more than 500 business, science and technology leaders are expected to attend the three-day conference, which runs Oct. 23-25 at the Marriot Waterside Hotel & Marina. This year’s Read More >

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CHI Offering Free Webinar on FDA Draft Guidances

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The California Healthcare Institute will be hosting a free online discussion on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 that addresses the FDA’s recently released draft guidance documents: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Factors to Consider when Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Review (Aug. 15, 2011) Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinical Investigators, and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Design Considerations for Pivotal Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices (Aug. 15, 2011) Date: October Read More >

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Ten Years After 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing entitled, “Ten Years After 9/11 and the Anthrax Attacks: Protecting Against Biological Threats”. As stated by Chairman Lieberman in his opening remarks, the goal of the hearing was to examine whether the federal government “has developed the tools we need to respond effectively to a bioterror attack or naturally-occurring pandemic disease, to develop and disseminate vaccines and antibiotics, and to respond Read More >

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A What Would George Do? Tribute

For those of you who have been attending BIO events over the past few years, you’ve not only come to know the One-on-One Partnering System, but BIO staff as well.  In particular, our Partnering Guru George MacDougall, – the very person our blog is named after!  Recently, George accepted a position at another DC non-profit and is moving on from BIO.  In honor of all his hard work, exceptional customer service, and contributions to the Read More >

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