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WSJ: “You can’t make medical progress by punishing medical advances.”


Check out today’s Wall Street Journal Editorial, highlighting why you can’t make medical progress by punishing medical advances. The editorial highlight’s how political attacks on the innovation ecosystem undermine the ability to bring important advances to patients. It notes that new initiatives, such as the Administration’s cancer “moonshot,” will be less likely to find success if short-sighted politicians create “investment uncertainty” that will drive away private capital away from the biopharmaceutical sector.” Read more in Read More >

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Registration Opens for April 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego

BIO World Congress

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, BIO officially opened registration for the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 in sunny Southern California at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2016 World Congress is the largest international industrial biotech event bringing together more than 1,200 leaders in advanced biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals. The conference will include 5 plenary session, 48 breakout sessions, networking sessions and special workshops. Attendees Read More >

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Combating Climate Change – Biotechnology Is In On It

Dr. Manfred Ringpfeil

At the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris in December 2015, countries agreed that climate change is a reality endangering future living conditions of man on earth. They further pledged that, because fossil-borne CO2 from industry is a main cause of climate change, countries must reduce CO2 emissions between 50 and 80% by 2050, holding the earth’s surface temperature rise below 2°C. Yet, at present still about 80% of global energy provision is based on fossil materials, Read More >

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Family Caregiving is Global, Not Local


We often think of family caregiving as a local issue. As policymakers in the U.S. continue to put pressure on the healthcare and long-term care systems to cut costs, many believe that caring for an aging or disabled loved one is a personal issue. We ask the family caregiver to take on assistance with daily activities, medical and nursing tasks, financial management, and care coordination. Supports, where available, are typically provided through individual health plans, Read More >

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Know Your IP Strategy: A Necessity for Technology Start-ups


The Licensing Executives Society Foundation invites start-up companies, with investments of less than $200,000, and graduate students from around the world to participate in their annual International Business Plan Competition. The Competition requires participants to submit a business plan with an intellectual property component and strategies explaining how intellectual property will be used to achieve business objectives. Before the first round submission deadline, the Competition pairs registered teams with senior leaders in the intellectual property Read More >

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