Author Archive: Roy Zwahlen

Roy Zwahlen

Roy is Associate Counsel at BIO and the main contributor for Patently Biotech. He is a lawyer by training, with a background in international and national politics. He grew up in the developing world and believes that innovation can and does solve many of the world’s problems. Because of this, his work focuses on creating a worldwide policy environment that fosters innovation in the biotechnology sector to prevent and cure diseases such as HIV, to increase crop yields to feed more people, and to decrease the harmful effects of industry on the environment. Roy spends his free time keeping up with his three kids, a wife that knows everything (no joke), and serving in his church and broader community. Learn more about Roy from his Linkedin Profile.

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BIO Business Success Stories:Video

Three Madison Wisconsin biotech/biomedical businesses discuss what makes their business successful in the Madison Region–from a startup (FluGen), a business just about to enter clinical trials (Quintessence) and a global headquarters with an IPO (TomoTherapy).

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BIO Announces New Policy on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World

BIO Announces New Policy on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World.

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Center

As the U.S. increasingly turns its attention—and resources—to bioenergy and biofuels, the Madison Wisconsin Region is emerging as a national leader, both in research and commercialization, evidenced in part by the siting of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, one of only three Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers in the U.S.

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BIO International Convention: Policy Wonks and Science Wizards

Policy wonks and science wizards unite at this year’s big biotech-industry conference in Chicago, where more than 15,000 attendees talk biofuels, health innovation, and superpowered agriculture with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and former vice president Al Gore.

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Collaboration: The Key to Success

PatentlyBIOtech received its highest readership ever during the last two months, thanks to the excellent series of PatentlyBIOtech essays written by the staff at Thrive, the economic development enterprise for the 8-county Madison, Wisconsin Region.

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