Author Archive: George Goodno

George Goodno

George is the Director of State Policy Communications at BIO and enjoys the opportunity to advocate for and educate audiences about the positive societal and economic impact of the bioscience industry. Another great aspect of his job is getting to work with BIO’s broad network of state bioscience associations to help advance legislative and regulatory initiatives that will continue to improve this high-skill, high-wage industry. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, hiking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with his awesome wife and two daughters.

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Life Sciences Roundtable Event Addressed the Value of Innovation

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Yesterday, BIO’s Jeanne Haggerty, Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations, participated in a roundtable discussion with Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45), the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) and UC Irvine Biological Sciences School for at the Beckman Laser Institute. Rep. Walters shared with the group an update on the biotechnology federal landscape. The roundtable further addressed policies that bolster life sciences innovation, research and development, patient access to care and more. A special thanks to Read More >

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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

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Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California. This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation. As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state. April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Read More >

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BIO International Convention Kickoff Event Highlights Bay Area’s Strong Bioscience Sector & Job Growth

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With just 90 days to go before the ribbon is cut at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, leading biotech industry executives joined with state and local officials to recognize the industry’s economic impact and highlight many of the special programs and events happening at largest global event for the biotechnology industry. Special thanks to these fine folks for helping us kickoff the countdown to the BIO International Convention, which will be taking place Read More >

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Sara Radcliffe: Legislature Shouldn’t Put Hurdles in Way of Cancer Treatments

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Check out California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) president and chief executive officer Sara Radcliffe’s op-ed that ran in The Sacramento Bee this week. She precisely lays out the concerns and challenges associated with delivering cutting-edge medical therapies to patients.

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BIO Welcomes Seven New Board Members

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BIO elected seven new members to its Board of Directors, voted upon at this year’s Board Meetings, held this week in New York City. The following individuals were elected to the Health Section Governing Board: Christopher Boerner, President and Head of the U.S. Commercial Business, BMS Mark Alles, President and Chief Operating Officer, Celgene Gary Zieziula, President and Managing Director, EMD Serono Elizabeth Lewis, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Read More >

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