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FDA Acts on Biosimilars

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The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) deferred to the Food and Drug Administration with regard to implementing the particulars of how the biosimilar approval pathway would be implemented.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a series of draft Guidances indicating how it was considering implementing the biosimilar approval pathway contained in the Act.  The Guidances were expressly “draft” in nature, and were the subject of public hearings with the Agency welcoming Read More >

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BIO Congratulates BioGENEius Winners!

2015 BioGENEius Challenge Winners

The 2015 International BIO Convention brought together some of the top biotechnology experts from around the world - some of whom are still in high school! BIO would like to congratulate, Anvita Gupta and Austin Wang, the winners of the annual International BioGENEius Challenge – the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding innovation in biotechnology! Anvita (12th Grade, Scottsdale, Arizona) won the Global Healthcare category for her project titled, Novel Therapeutics for Genetic Read More >

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Riding the Bull Market: What’s in Store for Biotech Dealmakers in 2015?

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In many ways, 2014 was a record year for biopharma dealmaking, with $355 billion in total transactions, including $53 billion in partnering deals, $16.5 billion in venture investments and 133 IPOs. According to the 2015 Campbell Alliance Dealmakers’ Intentions Study, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of historic M&A in the biopharmaceutical sector, driven in part by greater access to capital. The partnering numbers at BIO 2015 further indicate that the appetite for Read More >

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The Next Step: How Companies Build Successful Therapeutic Franchises from the Ground Up

Building a new franchise in a therapeutic from scratch poses a host of challenges, from whether to take the risk of entering a new area at all to whether and how to partner strategically with another company. It’s a challenge for both the biggest biopharma companies and emerging biotechs to evaluate how and when to enter new therapeutic areas and to try to ensure that their efforts will not only help patients in need but Read More >

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Legislative Best Practices in Support of Bioscience Economic Development

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Despite a difficult economic environment the past couple years, states across the country have found that a number of factors are key to attracting new bioscience industry and helping current bioscience companies thrive in their states. In particular, state initiatives that focus on capital formation, workforce development and a supportive business environment have been key to the success of states that want to grow their bioscience industry In a session titled “Legislative Best Practices in Read More >

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