Author Archive: Tracy Cooley

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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Sens. Alexander and Burr Release “Innovation for Healthier Americans” Report

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Today, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and committee member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) released a report on the challenges of ‘getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively.’ Specifically, the report looks at what is and is not working at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. The report kicks off a major initiative by the Committee to examine challenges with drug and medical device development Read More >

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Op-Ed in Forbes on the Threat to Philanthropy

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This week, Howard Husock extols the benefits of venture philanthropy through this Forbes op-ed. In the op-ed, Husock points out that private entities conduct a significant portion of applied research toward new drug development as referenced in this 2008 Manhattan Institute paper, “The Truth About Drug Innovation”, co-authored by two researchers from the Tufts University Center for the Study of Drug Development, and Institute Fellow Benjamin Zycher: “. . .among. . . thirty-five drugs and Read More >

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Chairman Upton and Rep. DeGette Op-Ed: Can We Find Cures for 7,000 Diseases?

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In a CNN.com op-ed, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) provide highlights of policies that they intend to propose to help get more cures and treatments for the more than 7,000 diseases for which only 500 have cures and treatments. Chairman Upton and Rep. DeGette launched the 21st Century Cures Initiative to identify areas of reform to help ‘close the gap between the science of medicine and the Read More >

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J.P. Morgan Turns All Eyes toward Biotech

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BioWorld’s Peter Winter reports that the mood is upbeat at today’s kickoff of the 33rd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco (check out the story here, subscription required). Winter points to coming off ‘a record year in terms of raising capital, performance on the capital markets and partnering and mergers and acquisitions’ as one reason for the strong momentum at this year’s conference. Looking ahead, Roth Capital Partners’ John Chambers shared with Winter Read More >

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CDC: It’s Not Too Late to Get This Season’s Flu Vaccine

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Politico Pro’s Brett Norman today writes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to encourage the public to get the flu vaccine since hospitalizations related to the flu are on the rise. The article states that flu-related hospitalizations of those over 65 jumped to 92 per 100,000 this week, up from 52 last week. “The fact that this season’s flu vaccine is poorly matched with the dominant strains circulating makes it more Read More >

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