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Cancer Research Pioneer Dr. Margaret Foti named 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Honoree

Dr. Margaret Foti

Today, BIO named Dr. Margaret Foti, , Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), CEO of the American Association of Cancer Research, as the 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Honoree.  Dr. Foti was honored for her tireless efforts to improve cancer research, her work as a cancer advocate and her ground-breaking work in the area of team science. Dr. Foti is also known for her work leading AACR’s scientific partnership with Stand Up To Cancer — a charitable initiative that supports Read More >

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Americans, Biotech Execs, Convention Attendees Optimistic About Biotech

Key Findings From A  National Survey Of Voters

What does the future hold for biotechnology? After surveying American voters, biotech executives, and attendees here the 2012 BIO International Convention, we learned that the future is indeed bright.  More than three quarters of American voters, nearly all the biotech execs, and 1,400 of the attendees we spoke to are optimistic that science and technology will find cures to help patients suffering from serious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and HIV/AIDS. Tempering that Read More >

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An Insider’s View of the BioGENEius Challenge

BioGENEius Challenge

By Erica Hiar, Environics A big highlight every year for many attendees at BIO International Convention is the announcement of the winner of the International BioGENEius Challenge, a competition for high school students who demonstrate an exemplary understanding of biotechnology through science research projects. But for me, the true excitement was the ride getting there. Four hundred thirty-five students applied for the U.S. International BioGENEius challenge and hundreds more applied to the Canadian and Western Read More >

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What’s the Buzz?

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Meet Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, winner of the 2012 Buzz of BIO competition. What is Buzz of BIO? Companies from around the world enter for the chance to win free registration and a company presentation in the BIO Business Forum. Who won? Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company that is pioneering ‘Deuterium-Enabled Chiral Switching’ (DECS) to improve the profile of drugs that interconvert between enantiomers both in vitro and in vivo. Stabilizing the preferred isomer improves the product Read More >

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BIO 2012 Super Session Recap: Ernst & Young’s Beyond Borders

Ernst & Young

The fanfare surrounding this morning’s unveiling of Ernst & Young’s 26th annual report on the state of the biotech industry, Beyond Borders, was buoyed by positive trends outlined in the report that show despite the overall lingering uneasiness in the economy, biotech is continuing its growth momentum. The Super Session at the 2012 BIO International Convention was moderated by members of Ernst & Young’s life sciences leadership team: Glen Giovannetti, Gautam Jaggi and Sanjeev Wadhwa; Read More >

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