Author Archive: Abigail Hirsch

Abigail was the Director of Events Communications at BIO.

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Word on the Street – Biotech Stocks Only Have Room to Go Up

The Opening Lunch Plenary at this year’s BIO CEO & Investor Conference was a lively discussion between portfolio managers and senior buy-side analysts looking to forecast the year ahead in biotech. BIO’s own, Celia Economides, Director, Investor Relations & Programs, reminded us all where we were 15 years ago at the inception of this event. At the 1999 event, there were 18 presenting companies, zero 1X1 meetings scheduled and 271 attendees.  As of day one, Read More >

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Renewing the Project BioShield Act: What Has It Bought and Wrought?


In the next several months, the U.S. Government will decide whether to continue the funding and authorities associated with Project BioShield, which expanded the U.S. stockpile of medical countermeasures (MCMs) for potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks. Congress established Project BioShield in 2004 and provided $5.68B for procurement over 10 years. Two years later, it created the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to oversee BioShield’s advanced development and procurement efforts. To Read More >

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BIO Housing Inventory Going Fast


With roughly 80,000 bioscience jobs in more than 3,500 businesses across all bioscience sectors, it is no wonder the 2013 BIO International Convention is returning to Chicago, April 22- 25, 2013. With a large presence in all biotech sectors – agricultural feedstock and chemicals, drugs and pharma, medical devices and equipment, research, testing and medical laboratories and bioscience-related distribution, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with and visit premier R&D facilities, from national laboratories Read More >

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Tips for Building Your Brand at the 2013 BIO International Convention


Anxious to get a head start on your Convention planning but don’t know where to begin? Join the BIO Convention team’s monthly webinar series. Open to all attendees, pavilion organizers, delegations and prospective attendees, the webinar gives direct access to the drivers of the event, BIO staff. Last week’s webinar, Branding at BIO, focused on what to expect for exhibitor booth partnering, cost and time saving tips when dealing with Chicago union labor and how to Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum – Raring to Go: The Race to Treat Ultra-Rare Diseases

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The signing of FDASIA by President Obama in July reinforces the country’s commitment to fostering innovation for rare diseases. With a record 460 medicines in late-stage clinical trials, biopharmaceutical companies have embraced rare disease medicine and are rapidly developing the pipeline. In anticipation of an even more compelling opportunity, many companies are taking a step beyond and focusing on ultra rare diseases. Last week’s 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco hosted a panel, Raring Read More >

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