Author Archive: BIOtechNOW Editor

Acts of Support

hahn

Because small biotechnology companies do not have product revenue, burdensome regulations have an outsized effect on them. One-size-fits-all compliance requirements – such as Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) – divert funds from the lab and slow the development process. We have already seen the benefits that positive legislative reform can have for capital formation for emerging growth companies (EGCs). The JOBS Act has led to a sea change in the regulatory landscape and Read More >

Events, Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

US Public Organizations Leading Genomic Research, with Europe and Asia Catching Up

Gareth Williams  - Head Shot (March 2013) C High(2146527_1)

Since before the mapping of the human genome just over a decade ago, we have been applying our growing understanding the genome and associated –omes to medical and industrial uses. Thanks to this understanding, we now have the ability to pinpoint a specific genetic variation in a specific patient which can predict sensitivity to certain drugs. But where is innovation in genomics coming from? And where is it going? What roles are emerging markets playing? Read More >

Patently BIOtech  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Richard Branson’s Biofuel Enthusiasm

BIOORG-Campaign-Keynote115x76

The serial entrepreneur believes in investing in many alternative sources of energy including biofuels. Legendary entrepreneur/business leader Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is known for pushing the envelope with his Virgin Group. More than 400 companies exist under the moniker, the most well-known including the Virgin Records music label, the American airline Virgin America, cell phone provider Virgin Mobile, and Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. Branson’s initiatives toward environmental sustainability and climate change Read More >

Biofuels & Climate Change  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Worldwide Prescription Drug Sales to Exceed Trillion Dollar Mark by 2020

20140618_World_Preview_DNA_Infographic_JW

The pharmaceutical industry will top the one trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to new consensus forecast data found in the annual state of the industry report,  “World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020” from market intelligence firm, Evaluate. The report, which launched today at the 2014 BIO international Convention, finds that worldwide prescription drug sales will reach $1,107 bn by 2020. This milestone is particularly pertinent as it proves that after two years of sales Read More >

Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,

SIR RICHARD BRANSON : Keynote Preview

Sir-Richard-Branson

Today’s Keynote Luncheon features Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. “The BIO International Convention brings together an industry that is working to solve some of our world’s most intractable problems,” said Sir Richard. “Every day, biotechnology companies are seeking cures for devastating diseases, finding new ways to feed a growing global population and developing renewable fuels to keep our air and water clean for Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,