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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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PTC Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Roche

PTC Therapeutics, Inc. announced a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Roche for development of orally bioavailable small molecules using PTC’s technology, Gene Expression Modulation by Small-molecules (GEMS™). As part of the collaboration, Roche is paying PTC Therapeutics $12 million as part of an agreement to develop small molecule CNS disease drugs. Subject to meeting milestones, there is the potential for PTC to earn up to $239 million in research, development, regulatory and commercial milestone Read More >

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Investor Perception Study Predicts Future of Biotech Sector

The BIO/Thomson Reuters Investor Perception Study is an in-depth assessment of Wall Street’s views of the biotech industry, its current challenges, its relative valuation, and the outlook for 2009. The analysis aims to provide BIO members with an insider’s perspective on what the investment community values in the current economic climate and help foster more effective communication between company management, shareholders, and potential investors.

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Life Sciences in San Diego

San Diego is an ideal location for the convention as there is a thriving life sciences industry, check it out: The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (SDREDC) reports that the life science cluster in San Diego has an annual economic impact of $5.3 billion in direct spending and another $3.8 billion in multiplier spending for a total impact of $9.1 billion a year (2006 dollars). According to the SDREDC, the county’s life science jobs pay Read More >

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Podcasts to Check Out

Five weeks before the biggest event in biotech – how are you getting ready? Why not check out some podcasts on the multitude of topics and issues that will be all the buzz at this year’s big show. Start with BIO’s very own and brand new BIOtech-Now series, which will highlight a different topic each week. BioPharm International is podcasting several interviews with industry leaders leading up to and during the event. GEN also recently Read More >

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Company Presentations and Partnering Opens

The list of more than 300 companies invited to present at the 2008 BIO International Convention’s Business Forum can now be accessed at http://www.bio2008.org/businessforum.  Check it out! Participants in the Business Forum will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one partnering meetings. Find out more at (you guessed it!) http://www.bio2008.org/businessforum.

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