Author Archive: Paulina Ibarra

Paulina was the director of web and new media communications with the Biotechnology Industry Organization from October 2010 - June 2013.

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That Elusive Factor

Photo Credits: Trade Secrets Blog

Thanks Brady Huggett at Trade Secrets for this great recap of Day 1 of the 2011 BIO International Convention! Day 1 of the BIO convention. The Walter E Washington Convention Center is a huge thing, split into two sections. Panel sessions run on both sides, and the exhibition hall (opening Tuesday) is below ground, spanning some great distance underneath it all. There are hundreds of rooms and people scurrying all over, yet I spent my first Read More >

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Docs at BIO: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars

One of the highlights of the afternoon sessions at the BIO International Convention was a seminar appropriately entitled “A Brave New World: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars,” where an experienced panel of patent attorneys presented their interpretation of the new biosimilars pathway of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and speculated on some of the potential issues that will arise once the statute is put into practice.  From Patent Docs.

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Tony Blair Talks Biotech

From Snapshot At Monday’s keynote luncheon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was quizzed about his motives for seeking office and his feelings about the criticism he received for allying with former President Bush. Interesting, but just as I was beginning to wonder if Blair would comment on the biotech industry, he did. Succinctly and with British understatement.  When BIO president Jim Greenwood asked how Blair saw the role of government in advancing biotech, he Read More >

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2011 BIO International Convention: Talent is Talent

From Trade Secrets Even if the total numbers of attendees at BIO is down from its peak, it’s still an incredibly large gathering of diverse people across the biotech spectrum. The exhibit hall is a good reflection of that. I can remember when the hall was just a collection of simple individual company stands – a few employees in a booth, a poster hanging behind them. But as the industry grew, the exhibitors changed; the Read More >

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Perspectives from Brazil, India, Argentina, and South Africa

From PharmaTech Talk At this week’s Partnering for Global  Health Forum, sponsored by BIO and BioVentures for Global Health, in Washington, DC, a unique panel of government leaders from emerging markets discussed what it takes to do business in their countries. Among the panelists were: Argentina’s Lino Barañao, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovative Production; India’s Maharaj K. Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology; South Africa’s Bongi Gumede, Senior General Manager, Technology Innovation and Marketing, Technology Read More >

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