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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Couldn’t Make it to San Francisco This Week?

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Me neither, so here is what I am reading for updates about the 32nd Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. Before arriving, hopefully you read the survival guide put forth by the InVivo blog team. In it, Chris Morrison and team outlined a few helpful talking points to help you when running in to industry colleagues. Likewise, Luke Timmerman, from Xconomy, has all the industry news you need to know heading in to the event, perhaps most importantly; who he thinks should Read More >

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BIO White Paper Highlights Key Industry Legislation and its Impact on the Industry

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Innovative biotech companies at all stages of the development process are working toward next generation technologies to heal, fuel, and feed the world. In an effort to highlight promising policy legislation and its impact on the biotech sector, BIO has authored the following white paper: The Future Policy Landscape for Emerging Biotechnology Companies. Many research-intensive companies rely on private investment to support their groundbreaking R&D. Therefore, favorable legislation such as the JOBS Act is essential Read More >

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The Value of Partnering Continues to be a Draw for BIO Events

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Last month’s BIO Convention in China saw 700 partnering meetings between executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and investment firms from North America, Europe and Asia. These meetings allowed industry executives to meet and explore business opportunities with China’s emerging biotech sector. One company in particular, SciClone Pharmaceuticals, invited BioWorld to tag along for the day and get an insider’s look at what a full day of partnering entails. To better understand the full scope of participating in these partnering meetings, read Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Veterans Moving Up with the Recent Biotech Deal Surge

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As detailed in The New York Times, the potential for deal-making in the industry has resulted in a big surge in the biotech sector. According to the article, last month alone, seven companies completed I.P.O’s and at least five are lined up behind them. Furthermore, according to data provided by NASDAQ, all 16 of the biotechnology companies that have gone public this year are up 48 percent on average from their offering prices. In fact 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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