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Cranial Connections: Ontario’s Brain Research is Hardwired for Success

Moridi

Ontario has long been a leader in life sciences research and technology with brain exploration now taking centre-stage. Most recently, the provincial government committed $100 million to the Ontario Brain Institute, (OBI).  An independent nonprofit formed in 2010, the OBI  will help researchers and business leaders develop new treatments for neurological conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to intractable epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Headquartered in Toronto – a region that Read More >

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The UK at BIO

The UK at BIO

There are more than 400 delegates from the UK attending the 2013 BIO International Convention. These include delegates from four innovative life science companies – Abcodia, Critical Pharmaceuticals, Nanomerics, and PsiOxus Therapeutics – who won the recent UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Innovation Competition and will showcase their technologies to an international audience in Chicago. The UK presence at the convention will be centred on the UK pavilion (stand 4441) hosted by the BioIndustry Association (BIA) Read More >

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Evidence, Coverage, & Incentives: A PMC/BIO Solutions Summit Conference

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Personalized medicine is changing the way medicine is practiced, and how drugs and biologics are developed. Systemic changes are needed to reflect this and support product development, but current economic, regulatory, and practice disincentives are impacting and slowing development. For example, medical advances often take years to be recognized in clinical care guidelines and cost containment policies often prevent new diagnostics from being priced at a level that supports innovation. The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) and Read More >

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The BioGENEius Challenge is a Keystone Event at the BIO International Convention

BioGENEius

Part Two: A Look Forward Read part one of Robert’s story Enabling future biotechnology leaders The primary success of the BioGENEius Challenge is bringing biotechnology into the schools of our communities, engaging tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents in the scientific process. Equal opportunity to engage in the scientific process has been established through open access to tools and educational materials made available through this program. This is a fundamental principle of the Read More >

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Build Credibility As You Build Your Business

Dan Eramian

Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or a veteran company executive, the one aspect of growing a business and raising capital, or selling a product rarely discussed at seminars is the building of your organization’s credibility. It doesn’t get much attention when you issue your quarterly report because it is not always easy to measure that quality directly in dollars and cents. Busy CEOs and company executives charged with concentrating on bottom line finances and product advancement Read More >

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