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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 2015 Program Co-Chair Asks the Question – Will You Be A Change Agent?

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In a recent blog post, Rob Wright of Life Science Leader challenges biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to be a change agent in 2015 and submit a topic proposal for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. “Don’t let BIO’s size keep you on the sidelines as a bystander. Don’t assume someone else will step up or has better wisdom to share. Instead, I challenge you to submit a session proposal Read More >

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Buzz of BIO winners at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Buzz of BIO winners amongst the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™ Building on the success of the Buzz of BIO competition at the BIO International Convention, BIO recently hosted a similar competition for the upcoming BIO Investor Forum. The first Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum competition featured 18 nominees pulling in over 1,300 votes. The winners are: Winner: Early Stage Entrepreneurs BNOAT Oncology, Inc. (Akron, Ohio) BNOAT Oncology Read More >

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BIO Latin America Program Highlights

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BIO Latin America is just one short month away, September 9-11 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with this in mind BIO has announced the preliminary program as well as an initial list of presenting companies. Program topics include: Regional Biotech Development: Frameworks for Innovation Incentivizing Entrepreneurship and Investment in Latin America The Innovation Ecosystem in Brazil: From Biofuels to Biotherapeutics Tech Transfer: Industry and University Collaborations Regional Regulations for Biotherapeutics Clinical Trials: Addressing Challenges Read More >

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Buzz of BIO to recognize the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Nominations are now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Ten biotechs will be nominated in each of two categories – Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders. Early-stage companies looking for their next financing round or late-stage private companies hoping to make the valuable Read More >

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Looking Ahead to the 2014 BIO Investor Forum, Biotech IPO Hopefuls Continue to Seek Funding

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As mentioned in Fierce Biotech, a new crop of biotech IPO hopefuls have recently thrown their hats into the ring. These three biotechs are targeting $175M in IPO cash, hoping to secure funding for oncology, pain, and rare diseases. In fact, there have been 96 IPOs since the passage of the JOBS Act in April of 2012. One important provision of the Act is the ability for emerging growth companies to conduct “testing the waters” meetings with Read More >

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