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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NIH Broadening Our Vision of Global Health

Angie Drakulich, part of our BIO Official Bloggers Program, attended yesterday’s Francis Collins speech: For starters, Collins pointed out that recent scientific advances such as RNAi, small molecule screening, and genomics of pathogens, are allowing researchers and drug developers to fight infectious diseases. As a result, the pharma and healthcare sectors are able to look beyond the Big 3 diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria) and pay more attention to neglected diseases such as dengue, as Read More >

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BIO CEO Jim Greenwood in Washington Business Journal

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Jeff Porro’s recent article, “Speaking to Rise”, in the Washington Business Journal features an interview with Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO, Jim Greenwood. Jim will be giving the keynote address for this year’s BIO International Convention in DC June 27-30, and suggests that the best way to discuss difficult topics like biotechnology is to “put a human face on the subject matter” and to make the material relatable to the audience. When addressing Read More >

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Meet BIO’s Official Bloggers

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The 2011 BIO International Convention brings together leaders, innovators, and companies in the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. This is when and where you can see and hear insights, inspiration and what’s next in biotech. But what if you aren’t there or can’t be in two places at once while there? Keep up with what’s happening at Convention on BIOTechNOW, our new website, and also via the bloggers who are covering events day-by-day Read More >

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BIO, Here We Come!

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: Next week is the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Convention in Washington, DC. Many of our editorial team members will be there and we hope to see you. With a regulatory pathway for biosimilars underway in the United States, renewed conversations about regenerative medicine, and a booming biotech sector, the convention should be quite dynamic. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an eye on her Read More >

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BIO Official Bloggers Program: Focus on Biosimilars

Andrew Williams wrote a second part to his original blog entry on 2011 BIO International Convention preview… This time his focus is on Biosimilars: For BIO attendees interested in learning more about the relatively new pathway for FDA approval of biosimilars, also known as follow-on biologics, there are several sessions devoted to the intricacies of the new law, or how the new legislation is impacting the BIO community.  The biosimilar framework was introduced last year Read More >

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