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Tracy Cooley

Tracy serves as the Director of Events Communications and handles all communications for BIO’s events and emerging company policy issues. She loves blogging and podcasting on all things biotech and believes in the great potential of the industry, looking for every opportunity to spread the message far and wide. Nearly everyone in her family is a golfer, and as such, she has what many people have called a “natural” swing. Sometimes she even hits the ball. Tracy just finished her ninth marathon, and has nearly mastered the skill of one-foot-in-front-of-the-other (usually, sometimes the laces get in the way). The joy of her life is her five-year-old daughter Josephine.

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Panelists make it personal

Panelists in the “Making it Personal” session discussed the clinical utility, comparative effectiveness implications and reimbursement for personalized medicine. Tod Klinger, PhD of XDx, Inc. asserted that we are still in the early stages of personalized medicine since there is a need to determine how to link measurements with relevant clinical information for the patient to enable decision making. Furthermore, there are many other questions that still need to be considered. Ellen Sheets, MD, of Read More >

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The race against pandemic flu

Panelists at this morning’s Therapeutic Workshop, “Predicting a Frontrunner in the Race Against Pandemic Flu” had many valuable insights into this year’s flu pandemic, how it has compared to past pandemics, and how it will shape vaccine manufacturing in the years to come. According to Dr. Tomás Aragón, Executive Director at the Center for Infectious Disease & Emergency Readiness, “Virulence [of H1N1] is no worse than the regular flu, but a larger risk pool, consisting Read More >

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Endocyte awarded patent for vitamin receptor binding drug delivery conjugates

Endocyte, Inc. has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering vitamin receptor binding anti-cancer agents. The patent, entitled “Vitamin Receptor Binding Drug Delivery Conjugates” (U.S. Patent No. 7,601,332), covers novel conjugation linkages and anti-cancer agents, including Endocyte’s EC145, which is currently in development as a potential treatment for ovarian and non-small cell lung cancers.

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Oncolytics® Biotech Inc. issues 33rd U.S. patent

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) has been granted its 33rd U.S. Patent, No. 7,608,257, entitled “Sensitization of Chemotherapeutic Agent Resistant Neoplastic Cells With a Virus.” The patent claims cover methods of using reovirus in combination with currently approved chemotherapeutic agents to treat patients that are refractory to those chemotherapeutic agents alone. Read the release.

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Biotech and the flu pandemic

Biotechnology researchers are working to create new vaccination options to help stop the next big pandemic before it starts.  Join Dr. Targan of BIO’s BioBytes as he walks us through the current steps in vaccine production, and what biotechnology is doing to help create new vaccines in quicker timeframes to help meet the global demand (click link below for video). For those of you attending the 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum this week in San Read More >

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