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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BIO Welcomes Seven New Board Members


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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State Bioscience Groups Discuss Best Practices


This week the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) held its annual retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, where over 40 different state-based bioscience advocacy organization gathered to discuss legislative and regulatory best practices that support bioscience industry development. More than 100 invited participants engaged in discussions covering the topics of economic development initiatives, ongoing federal and state legislative industry priorities, and advocacy communications campaigns. BIO’s State Government Relations team would like to extend our gratitude to Read More >

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Patent Reform in the News

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The New York Post and The Washington Post have both run Op-eds in the last week addressing the need to reform the PTO’s inter partes review (IPR) process within current patent reform legislative efforts. Both opinions point to the weakness within the IPR process exposed by short selling practices of predatory hedge fund managers. Click on the links below to read more: From the New York Post: Hedge-fund investors are coming to raid your medicine cabinet. By Peter Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Closes with Record Attendance


The 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum wrapped up in San Francisco yesterday, having exceeded all previous attendance and participation records. The energy and buzz around #BIF15 is another sign of the continued strength and resilience of the biotech industry. This year’s forum brought together over 900 registered attendees and 175 presenting companies, facilitating 1700 meetings between investors and senior management for emerging and established biotechnology companies. Scott Whitaker, President of the BIO International Convention and Read More >

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Fireside Chat: “Everything we knew in science 10 years ago is wrong.”


The speed of scientific innovation these days is comparable to the PC innovation era of the 1980s, according to Robert Nelsen of ARCH Venture Partners at today’s BIO Investor Forum fireside chat. This is not to say that he feels investing in biopharma is a short term game. Robert urged the audience to “keep their faith” in good science and the “good ideas will percolate up” to yield innovative breakthroughs. Having played a significant role Read More >

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