Monthly Archives: June 2012

Implementing the WHO PIP Framework – Industry’s Role & Outlook

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In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework after nearly five years of contentious negotiations. As noted by Anne Huvos, WHO Secretariat, the two objectives of the PIP Framework are: (1) to improve sharing of influenza viruses with human pandemic potential; and (2) to achieve more predictable, efficient, and equitable access to benefits, such as vaccines and antiviral medicines, during future pandemics. The subject of a session at Read More >

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Business Confidence with the RFS Under Attack

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This week, Biofuels Digest and BIO launched the quarterly Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey. Results from the first quarter of 2012 showed that industry optimism remained high earlier in the year, even though companies still reported difficulty in raising the capital needed for ongoing research and development and construction of demonstration and commercial biorefineries. Now that the petroleum refiners have launched a multi-million dollar pr campaign against the biofuel industry, it will be interesting to take Read More >

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#Partnering Wrap Up for BIO International Convention

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A very big thank you to all the companies, sponsors, and attendees of the BIO Business Forum and Exhibitor Partnering. We’re very excited at the level of activity, feedback, and business getting done, right in the biotech hub of Boston. As you know, we scheduled over 25,000 meetings. Here are the official stats, as of this morning: Total Requests    127,635 Scheduled Meetings    25,291 Companies    2,900 Countries    58 What do those stats really mean? Here’s the Read More >

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BIO Official Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2012 BIO International Convention? Find out from our BIO Official Bloggers! Cross Border Biotech – Now on Video, The Cross-Border Biotech Blog Alberta, BIO, Biotech and Business, GenomeAlberta The Long and Sometimes Winding Road to Humanitarian of the Year, GenomeAlberta Alberta Company Helps Diabetics Put Their Best Food Forward, GenomeAlberta Metabolomics Technology Tackles Cancer, GenomeAlberta Pre-competitive collaboration brings medicines to patients, LillyPad Widespread praise for US drug bill, Read More >

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Analysis and Impact of PDUFA V

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As the House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve legislation to approve the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) V, industry leaders gathered at the 2012 BIO International Convention for a lively discussion on the changes the new legislation, focused on modernizing Food and Drug Administration regulations, will bring to the biotechnology industry. The super session panel discussion was moderated by Steve Usdin, Washington Editor of BioCentury and Co-Host of BioCentury This Week, and included Read More >

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