Monthly Archives: April 2014

Building the Bioeconomy

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Leaders across the globe have increasingly begun to target the bioscience industry as an economic engine that provides high wage, high-skilled jobs across a broad range of occupations. During the last decade, this understanding of the economic potential of the industry has led to policies and programs that provide supportive tax environments in capital formation, technology transfer, and funding for a workforce to facilitate research, development, and manufacturing. BIO has just released a first-of-its-kind report Read More >

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Remember the American Chestnut Tree on Arbor Day

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Today, April 25, 2014 is National Arbor Day and a reminder of the importance that individuals and groups need to plant and care for trees. This means ensuring that arboriculturists and foresters have access to the most up to date agricultural technologies. The American Chestnut blight is recent example of how genetic engineering has served as one of these vital technologies. A recent piece published in Scientific American told of the blight of the American Read More >

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Administrative Professionals Day

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Today is one of the most important office holidays of the year: Administrative Professionals Day. On this day, we take the time to celebrate and thank the hardworking professionals who help keep the trains running on time. Administrative workers handle some of the most important tasks in any office – like booking travel for the BIO International Convention. I know that navigating the Convention is certainly easier with the aid of my Executive Assistant, Kristina, who Read More >

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Resolve to Know More During National Infertility Awareness Week®

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Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to have children and build their families due to the disease of infertility? This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Having infertility can feel embarrassing and isolating, but you can help your friends feel less misunderstood and alone by resolving to know more about infertility this week, during National Infertility Awareness Week®. This year marks the Read More >

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FasterCures Webinar: Value and Coverage

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Today, FasterCures hosted a webinar to discuss how reimbursement decisions impact innovations needed to improve health. The discussion helped provide the medical research community with a fundamental understanding of the evolving coverage landscape. An expert panel outlined the basics of health care plan coverage policies, alternative payment models and evidence-based performance measurements. Margaret Anderson, Executive Director of FasterCures, kicked off the webinar by posing two critical questions – who should determine value and what should inform these decisions? Read More >

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