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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South Carolina Governor Haley at SCBIO Conference

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BIO’s allied organization in South Carolina will be hosting their third annual conference later this month. SCBIO will be hosting the state’s top chief executive Gov. Nikki Haley as the keynote speaker, along with global biotech financier and analyst G. Steven Burrill. “The Governor played such a critical role in recruiting Nephron and Spirit Pharmaceuticals to the state, her coming signals the significance of this sector, ” said Tom McLean, Chairman of SCBIO. “We also want Read More >

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Kansas City Area Summit Brings together CROs

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The Kansas City region is home to 200 life science companies employing more than 20,000 people on both sides of the state line. Those kind of numbers put the area on the map as being a significant industry leading hub for drug development, diagnostics, clinical research, and animal health. Amid this growing biotech industry hub are 90 contract research organization, or CROs as we call them, which provide research services outsourced on a contract basis. Read More >

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‘Life According to Sam’ About Hope and Medical Discovery

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HBO is currently airing a documentary about a 13 year old boy named Sam Berns, who is coping with a cruel and rare genetic disease, known as progeria, which ages and weakens its young victims. If you haven’t seen it, you might expect “Life According to Sam” to be a heartbreaking tale of a family’s struggles to cope with something that is out of their control. It is that, but it’s also so much more. Read More >

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The New Road to IPO in the Age of the JOBS Act

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Not surprisingly, sessions discussing the topic of IPOs at this year’s BIO Investor Forum, tend to fill the room. Furthermore, it should surprise no one that this year’s IPO discussions were upbeat. That is mostly attributable to the dramatically higher number of IPOs that have already occurred this year. Furthermore, according to Jeff Baumel, moderator of a panel covering this very topic, deals are closing faster this year – with a median time of just Read More >

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Successful Public-Private Partnerships

According to BayBio, biomedical companies that can harness the power of patient groups will get medicines, devices and diagnostics to market faster, cheaper and smarter, helping patients and rewarding investors. Gail Maderis, ‎President & CEO at BayBio, debuted their preliminary whitepaper entitled “Successful Public-Private Partnerships” today at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum. BayBio surveyed nearly 100 biotech and foundation CEOs, vice presidents of research, directors of patient advocacy and others across the United States. Following Read More >

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