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BIO Adds Nikon Instruments Inc. to Membership Discount Program

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BIO Business Solutions®, BIO’s cost-savings program, has announced a new partnership with Nikon Instruments Inc. The Nikon Instruments Research Grade Microscope Systems Program is available to members of BIO and select endorsing affiliate offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase. Member benefits include select discounts on microscope packages, individual items, free installation, 1 Year Warranty on Systems, 5 Year Warranty on Microscopes, 15% off Warranty Extension Read More >

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World FSHD Day

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This June 20th is the first-ever World FSHD Day, a day designated by an international alliance of advocacy groups to raise awareness of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Participants from across the globe will come together over social media and in various activities to raise awareness for FSHD, one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. Few have heard of FSHD. It’s a genetic condition that weakens muscles, typically starting in the face, shoulder blades, Read More >

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The Search for Meaningful Work in Biotechnology

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The time to begin your search for a rewarding employment position is the day you register to go to a post-secondary institution. Why? Because the whole point of getting educated is to be able to apply what you learned in school in a job that values the knowledge and skills that you have developed. Getting educated is an investment in your future. Finding challenging and rewarding employment is the reward for that investment. When you Read More >

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Strategic Venture Investing by Large Pharma: Is “Smart Money” Right for Your Company

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The strategic venture arms of major biopharma companies like AbbVie, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer offer unique value propositions to early-stage companies and have the flexibility to shape unique deal structures for advancing these partnerships beyond traditional corporate venture capital models. Speakers at a 2016 BIO International Convention panel titled “Strategic Venture Investing by Large Pharma: Is ‘Smart Money’ Right for Your Company?” provided their about how these venture arms fuel innovation in the Read More >

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Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ph.D., Receives 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

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Johnson & Johnson presented cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ph.D., of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, with the 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for his discoveries in autophagy, spanning 27 years. Autophagy, a cell’s “self-eating” mechanism, is necessary for not only recycling nutrients, but for eliminating harmful proteins, organelles and even invasive bacteria. Dr. Ohsumi was honored today during a ceremony at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. The award was named for Dr. Paul Read More >

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