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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2012 BIO Investor Forum: Presenting Companies Making News

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Need a heart valve? Perhaps a bit more cartilage in your knees? Better yet, how about new blood vessels to bypass the old blocked ones? Amazingly, the days of relying upon animal or human cadavers’ tissue grafts to address these medical needs may possibly be drawing to a close. This is not Star Trek and this is not the Walt Disney’s optimistic science of Tomorrowland. As detailed in the Wall Street Journal last week, medical Read More >

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BIO India Hosts Biopharmaceutical Regulatory and Policy Roundtable

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During last week’s BIO India International Conference, BIO, in partnership with the Association of Biotech-Led Enterprises (ABLE) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) held a roundtable to discuss ways that U.S. and Indian industry can work together to facilitate the development of new biotechnology products and commercialization. Participants in the roundtable represented U.S. and Indian industry, academia, and government and shared their views on critical issues important to the development of the Indian biotechnology Read More >

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Jim Greenwood Shares his Thoughts on BIO India

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As a non-profit trade association that represents the biotech industry, BIO is pleased to bring the BIO International Conference back to India in an effort to further create and drive business development and collaborations between the US and Indian industry in all areas relating to biotechnology. The conference, which will be held in Mumbai this year on September 12-13, brings together global business and thought leaders in the various areas of biotechnology for partnering. For Read More >

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BioSpectrum Asia Survey Shows Promising Results for the Biosciences Industry

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BioSpectrum Asia recently completed a survey of close to 500 bioscience companies listed on different stock exchanges in both the Asia Pacific region (APAC) and in American stock exchanges, with total revenue of $139 billion (year end 2011) and market capitalization of $200 billion. The survey says of the top 20 companies in the region, comprising mostly of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies and focusing on R&D, manufacturing and marketing of life sciences products, Read More >

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2012 BIO Investor Forum: Looking Ahead to Investment Opportunities

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The biggest biotech news out of Washington in recent months was the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed Congress overwhelmingly and was signed into law by President Obama in April.  For those not familiar, the JOBS Act creates a new category of issuers, called “emerging growth companies” (EGCs), which is defined as newly public companies with than $1 billion in annual revenues and a public float below $700 million. EGCs are given a Read More >

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