Author Archive: Abigail Hirsch

Abigail Hirsch

Abigail is the Director of Events Communications at BIO. Although she has lived in the Washington, DC, area for nearly eight years, she still considers Virginia Beach home, especially with her parents and closest friends still in the area. According to Abigail, there is nothing better than sitting on the beach with a good book and cold drink. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting antique stores, finishing her twin sister Brooke’s sentences and spending time with her two boys, Frank her English bulldog, and JP her soon-to-be husband. Check back often for updates, Abigail’s take on BIO related events, and much more. And please, be kind, this is her first venture in to the blogging world!

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BIO CEO & Investor Conference Closes with Record Breaking Partnering Numbers

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The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies, took place last week in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria with more than 1,400 registrants, including 620 registered investors. The event featured 9 educational program sessions, including business roundtables, therapeutic workshops and plenary sessions, 5 fireside chats with biotech and pharma CEOs as well as nearly 170 company presentations. Read More >

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Fireside Chats with Five CEOs Featured at Day Two of the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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Fireside Chat with John F. Milligan, PhD, President & COO, Gilead Sciences The first fireside chat of the BIO CEO and Investor Conference featured John F. Milligan, Ph.D. President & COO of Gilead Sciences.  In a session moderated by Barclays analyst Geoff Meacham, Dr. Milligan was optimistic that sales of Gilead’s Hepatitis C treatments would see expanded sales volumes as more providers become comfortable with the regimens and treating HCV patients, according to Milligan. He Read More >

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Patients Remain the Focus for the Future of Personalizing Oncology

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The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, being held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, kicked off this morning with an interactive panel of industry heavyweights discussing the growing trend to personalize oncology treatments with molecular diagnostics. Moderated by Michael King, Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst, JMP Securities. Michael helped steer the group of experts as they discussed enabling broader matching of patient-cancer-therapy, lessons learned from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the potential Read More >

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Philadelphia, Host to the BIO International Convention, Named a Top Travel Destination for 2015

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In a recent New York Times article, Philadelphia was ranked #3 amongst the top 52 travel destinations in 2015. And we at BIO could not agree more which is why we are particularly excited that Philadelphia will play host to the 2015 BIO International Convention. The City of Brotherly Love earned its high ranking through a series of projects that has transformed it “into in a hive of outdoor urban activity.”  From revitalized parks, river Read More >

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Rep. Upton and DeGette Will Discuss 21st Century Cures Initiative at BIO CEO

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The biotech industry answers the call for 21st Century Cures to revolutionize the drug development enterprise and ensure that patients fully realize the benefits of modern advancements in biomedical science and genomics. The 17th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will host U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R – MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D – CO), Chief Deputy Whip for a fireside chat which will be moderated by Read More >

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