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

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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Convention Veterans Putting the “Super” in Super Sessions

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Featured in the BIO Buzz Center at last year’s Convention, two of our Super Session participants will once again join us to host a dynamic group of C-level industry thought leaders, sharing their perspectives on the current economic environment and major trends that will impact the future of the global industry. Ernst & Young will present insights from their annual report which looks to measure the industry performance through key metrics such as financial results, Read More >

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Tracks & Attendees Put the “International” in the BIO International Convention

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As the BIO International Convention celebrates its 20th year, there is no time like the present to reflect on the evolution of the world’s largest biotechnology industry gathering, and what it illustrates in terms of the patterns of global industry achievements. Overall attendance growth over the years – from a 4,000-strong audience in 1998 to an audience topping 16,000 in 2012 – provides a clear indication of how far this industry has come towards developing and Read More >

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