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BIO Adds Nikon Instruments Inc. to Membership Discount Program

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BIO Business Solutions®, BIO’s cost-savings program, has announced a new partnership with Nikon Instruments Inc. The Nikon Instruments Research Grade Microscope Systems Program is available to members of BIO and select endorsing affiliate offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase. Member benefits include select discounts on microscope packages, individual items, free installation, 1 Year Warranty on Systems, 5 Year Warranty on Microscopes, 15% off Warranty Extension Read More >

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BIO Applauds House Passage of the Fostering Innovation Act

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The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the Fostering Innovation Act (H.R. 4139), a key capital markets priority for BIO. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The JOBS Act provides emerging growth companies (EGCs) with a five-year exemption from Section 404(b) of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), which requires a costly external attestation of a company’s internal financial controls. The Fostering Innovation Act would extend the JOBS Act’s SOX 404(b) Read More >

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Bioscience Report Shows Industry Creating Jobs and Driving Innovation

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BIO’s most recent industry-focused economic development report shows increased employment within the U.S. bioscience industry for the last four consecutive years. The report also shows impressive bioscience industry strength and resilience, with employment growth of nearly 10 percent since 2001. Among technology sectors the bioscience industry has been a leading performer over this period. Among the most impressive finding from the report is the strong track record of growth of the biosciences, particularly when compared Read More >

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The Search for Meaningful Work in Biotechnology

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The time to begin your search for a rewarding employment position is the day you register to go to a post-secondary institution. Why? Because the whole point of getting educated is to be able to apply what you learned in school in a job that values the knowledge and skills that you have developed. Getting educated is an investment in your future. Finding challenging and rewarding employment is the reward for that investment. When you Read More >

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BIO Adds Airgas to Membership Discount Program

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BIO Business Solutions®, BIO’s cost savings program, has announced a new partnership with Airgas, an Air Liquide company.  The Airgas program, available to members of BIO and our state affiliates, offers a broad range of industrial, specialty and medical gases in all modes of supply; dry ice; cryogenic storage and gas handling equipment and supplies. The program provides preferred pricing on gas products and 10-25% preferred discounts on equipment and supplies and the ability to customize Read More >

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