Author Archive: Jason Corum

Jason Corum

Jason is the director of web and new media with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining BIO in March 2011, he was the online communications manager for World Food Program USA and an online communications specialist with the Brookings Institution.

Jason is originally from Evergreen Park, Ill. and still thinks that Chicago is the best food city in the nation.  He spends his free time volunteering with the DC Books to Prisons Project, watching movies and reading comics.

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Broadcasting live from the 2011 BIO International Convention exhibition floor

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If you find yourself meandering through the Canadian Pavillion on the 2011 BIO International Convention exhibition floor, keep your eyes peeled for the man with the funny looking microphone sitting behind a bright red laptop. Stop to chat with Mike Spear, from Genome Alberta, and you might end up streaming live on BIORadio. During the convention, Mike is live streaming a radio show available on the Genome Alberta homepage. When the Canadian Pavilion opens, he Read More >

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Biotech and the deficit: CNBC interview at the 2011 BIO International Convention

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As budget talks aimed at raising the federal debt ceiling move to the presidential level this week, CNBC came to the 2011 BIO International Convention to interview BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood about the role biotech can play in lowering the U.S. budget deficit. “There are 10,000 baby boomers entering Medicare every day. What if fewer of them were sick? What if fewer of them had cardiovascular disease and cancer and Alzheimer’s and diabetes?” Read More >

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If Biotech Builds…Will Financers Come?

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: In many countries, it’s easy to get the health minister to understand the value of introducing a vaccine and related healthcare training and therapies to his or her population. It’s another thing to get the finance minister to buy into the effort. But healthcare education and training have made and continue to make great inroads into this area. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an Read More >

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Three dealmaking trends to look for in 2011

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The relationship between the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries has never been clearer – partner to survive. The Business Forum at the 2011 BIO International Convention is the world’s largest venue for partnering and it might be the best way for emerging companies to find partners . While there are many quality sources for historical deal-trends, the Campbell Alliance and BIO have created the Dealmakers’ Intentions Survey and the BIO One-on-One Partnering Forecast, two unique forward-looking, Read More >

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Bill Gates: Innovation is Key to Helping Poor Farmers

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“I’ve never been a farmer,” Bill Gates confessed at The Chicago Council’s Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security. “Until recently, I rarely set foot on a farm.” Yet, through the Gates Foundation, he is one of the world’s most powerful advocates for poor farmers and he is helping them gain access to technology that will help them grow their way to self-sufficiency. Right now, the average farmer in sub-Saharan Africa produces just over a Read More >

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