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BIO Career Fair: Impress the best

Career Fair

Don’t miss an opportunity to spend a day with hiring managers from the nations’ top biotech firms on April 22 at the BIO Career Fair in Chicago. We asked Chanille Hewett, Product Manager for BioSpace , host of the BIO Career Fair, to share some ideas on how job seekers can benefit most from attending. You can pre-register online right now. It’s easy and will save you time at the event. Why should a job Read More >

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GEN’s “Top 10” Session Picks for the 2013 BIO International Convention

John Sterling

As the industry moves forward in 2013, it again faces one of its regular bugaboos—uncertainty. “Where are we headed?” has been a standard phrase among bioindustry observers since the early 1980s. As it turns out, the biopharmaceutical business must once again deal with a number of important issues this year. For example, G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., points out that the cuts mandated by the U.S. Congress’ sequestration fiscal policy may slow Read More >

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Psoriasis Patients Flock to Social Media for Practical Info

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About eight in 10 psoriasis patients who use health care social networks say they do so primarily to learn how others manage their disease, and get practical tips and advice they couldn’t find elsewhere, according to a survey conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation, Manhattan Research and Inspire, a company that builds and manages online patient communities. The millions of people with psoriasis, including the one million visitors to TalkPsoriasis in 2012, are not alone Read More >

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches New Funding Opportunities

Parkinson's Disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is committed to sharing the risk of drug development with researchers from academia and industry alike in order to keep promising research moving forward along the Parkinson’s disease (PD) drug pipeline. To date, MJFF has funded over $300 million in research, $83 million of which has been awarded to more than 180 unique, industry-led projects. On February 20, MJFF launched nine funding programs, three of which are new to Read More >

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Navigating the Rare Disease World

Susan Ruediger

The international orphan drug marketplace is expected to grow some 30 percent by 2014, fueled by the entrance of big pharmaceutical companies and U.S. legislation favoring development and coverage. This growth promises to improve the health of patients with debilitating and life-threatening disorders. Hoping to further the rare disease dialogue and relationship building opportunities, the 2013 Orphan Disease Forum will provide unique perspective on the orphan drug marketplace, regulatory considerations and much more. Operating within Read More >

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