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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Five international biotech countries to watch

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Scientific American released their third annual WorldView: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at the 2011 BIO International Convention which includes a Bio Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard reviews individual country biotechnology programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. Based on the results of the Bio Innovation Scorecard, here’s our list of 5 biotechs to watch: 5.  Malaysia: Ranking third in the world for the best Enterprise Support of its biotech industry by Scientific American’s Read More >

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Innovative China: Policies for the Future

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As the second largest and fastest growing market for biotechnology products, China needs no introduction.  The opportunity to heal, fuel, and feed 1.3 billion global citizens stands in clear contrast with the regulatory, financial, and political frameworks that present challenges to the life science industry’s external access to the evolving Chinese market.  On Tuesday at the 2011 BIO International Convention, a panel discussion titled “Innovative China: Policies for the Future” addressed the future of the Read More >

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A Center for Advancing Translational Science can spur new therapies

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Sometimes, spurring the development of new drugs and therapies can be like trying to a cross shark-infested water without a bridge, Dr. Francis Collins, director of NIH, said during his keynote at the Translational Research Forum during the 2011 BIO International Convention. However, during a time of unprecedented scientific advances, but increasingly limited resources, the public and private sectors must learn to combine their respective efforts to relieve human suffering. Dr. Collins gave a rapid Read More >

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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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