Monthly Archives: July 2013

Biodefense Preparedness Key for National Public Health

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Over the last decade, our nation has responded to deliberate biological attacks – the mailing of anthrax-laden letters – and severe naturally-occurring disease outbreaks including SARS and the 2009-H1N1 flu pandemic. As an industry, biotechnology can help improve our nation’s capacity to prepare and respond to natural disasters, bioterrorist attacks, and outbreaks of infectious disease. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) was established to support the advanced development and procurement of drugs, vaccines, Read More >

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Everyone is Engaging with China’s Biotech Industry, Including BIO

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Countries all over the world are recognizing the importance of biotechnology to their economies, the health and well-being of their citizens, their food supply and their ability to generate clean energy. Nearly every major country has adopted programs to generate a homegrown biotechnology sector and the well-paying jobs it supports. China is no exception. China has included biotechnology as one of seven strategic priorities for scientific and technological development in its 12th Five-Year Plan and Read More >

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Small Biotechs in California Save Big on Health Insurance Rates

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There are many reasons companies decide to join trade associations. Whether it’s a long-term legislative advocacy priority, increased access to networking events or group-savings programs, the decision ultimately comes down to a company’s financial bottom line. BayBio and BIOCOM, two California-based biotech trade groups, both of whom are affiliated with BIO, came together during the low point of the most recent recession, to establish a fund that created a healthcare insurance pool accessible by the Read More >

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The Hill: Innovation-focused tax reform for U.S. global competitiveness

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The Hill Blog published an op-ed by Geoff Davis on ‘Innovation-focused tax reform for U.S. global competitiveness.’ Davis, a former member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has responsibility for writing our nation’s tax laws,  urges policymakers to support innovative, research-intensive businesses by encouraging private investment as they move towards tax reform. As he states, “If the U.S. is to remain competitive in the global economy, we need to make sure there are policies Read More >

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New BIO Survey on Effective FDA – Sponsor Communication During Drug Development

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BIO is surveying members on their interactions with the FDA during the various stages of drug development prior to submitting an NDA/BLA. The survey can be accessed here. In an increasingly competitive and fiscally-constrained environment, it is more important than ever for all stakeholders to work together to promote effective R&D for innovative medicines. This initial survey is designed to assist in the implementation of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V) program on Read More >

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