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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Getting Ready for the BIO International Convention? Advice from Convention Veterans

Earlier this month, we asked the 2011 BIO International Convention LinkedIn group if any of our veterans could provide some tips for navigating the event. The discussion was too good not to share, so we collected the best insights right here for you. Patricia: “We’re looking forward to the convention! A tip we can contribute from other large events–pop a water bottle in your conference bag. And always–make notes on the business cards you collect Read More >

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Japan’s Crippled Nuclear Plant Shows Need for New Radiation Treatments

The Fukushima nuclear power plant - STR/AFP/Getty Images

As Japan works to stabilize the crippled nuclear power plant in , people are stocking up on potassium iodide tablets – one of the only drugs available to block the body’s absorption of some radioactive materials. The partial meltdown of the plant highlights the need for new drugs that can more effectively prevent or treat radiation poisoning. Two U.S. companies are on the fast track to develop more effective treatments, according to a recent piece Read More >

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World Health Day: The Global Impact of Vaccines

Child Vaccination

As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines represent one of the most important global health investments. The investment of time, money and dedication has brought enormous benefits to the world. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. Biotechnology is helping us improve existing vaccines and create new vaccines against infectious agents. Read More >

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