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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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Spotlight on India’s Emerging Biotech Sector

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India’s biotechnology sector is a burgeoning one, with more than 325 companies and some with revenues in the billions of dollars. According to the BioSpectrum-ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) Biotech Industry Survey of 2011, the industry has grown by 21.5% in 2006-2011, surging to $4 billion. Furthermore, India is the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines and the growth of India vaccine makers arises from their ability to develop and produce high-quality vaccines with low Read More >

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2012 BIO Convention in China: Highlighting Cross-Border Partnering in Biotechnology

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In its second year, the BIO Convention in China will be held October 24-25, 2012 in Shanghai, China. BIO China will bring together executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and investment firms from North America, Europe and Asia to meet and explore business opportunities with China’s emerging biotech and rapidly expanding pharmaceutical sectors. Read more to learn why you can’t miss this event! Revenues from biologics are skyrocketing in China, posting an annual growth rate of Read More >

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2012 BIO India International Conference: Top Five Reasons to Attend

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The third annual BIO India International Conference will be held September 12-13 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India. BIO India will feature high-level keynote speakers, education panels on the latest trends, networking opportunities, company presentations and partnering meeting opportunities through the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system. The event is particularly relevant and timely for those looking to learn more about India’s rapidly growing global presence in the life sciences. Read more to learn the top Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention: Q&A with Progenika

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In anticipation of the 2012 BIO International Convention we spoke with Progenika, a newly established Spanish healthcare company, to get their perspective on the event. Progenika develops, produces, and commercializes tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases and for predicting response to drug treatment. Read on to learn more about this innovative company. 1) Progenika is a newly established company that has created new subsidiaries; it has internationalized and brought products to the market Read More >

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International Programming Highlights

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For those looking to take advantage of all the Convention has to offer, specifically within the international programming, you have landed in the right spot. Take a few minutes to review our international programming highlights. For more information, visit myBIO and map your day out! International Programming Highlights –MONDAY Global Biotechnology Forum: The BRICs and Beyond 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Room 259 B The Global Biotechnology Forum: The BRICs and Beyond will explore how governments Read More >

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