Author Archive: Abigail Hirsch

Abigail was the Director of Events Communications at BIO.

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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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With the Return of the BIO International Convention, Philadelphia Looks to Become an Innovation Hub

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When the BIO International Convention was last in Philadelphia (2005), the region admittedly learned a lot about the biotech industry. Perhaps most importantly, the economic benefits powerhouse regions outside of Philadelphia reap with a strong biotech presence. “When BIO showed up, it allowed us to take into perspective other regions strong in biotechnology,” Russel Kaufman, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute and CEO Council for Growth board member explained. “Many regions that were biotech Read More >

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Voting Now Open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference


The Buzz of BIO contest at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Voting has officially opened for the below companies nominated in each of two categories – Most Distinguished Public Company and Most Promising Private Company. Winners will receive a complimentary company presentation and individual registration, plus promotion by BIO and BioCentury. The Most Distinguished Read More >

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#GivingTuesday: What Group Will You Be Supporting?


Founded in 2012 by a group of friends and partners from 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is the global day dedicated to giving back. According to the founding group, in three short years #GivingTuesday has become an annual celebration of giving that unites 10,000+ organizations worldwide under one common purpose: to give back. According to a recent NPR article, charitable organizations say online donations on #GivingTuesday last year were 90 percent higher than the year before. Read More >

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