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BIO Business Solutions at the 2013 BIO International Convention

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Do you wish to save money for your company? Is your company a member of BIO or state and regional biotech associations? Would you like to be recognized as a preferred supplier? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps you should consider BIO Business Solutions® – the largest cost-savings program for the biotech industry. Nearly 3,000 companies utilize this group savings program to obtain discounts from industry leading suppliers and service Read More >

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Business Forum Company Presentation FAQs

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Most know the BIO Business Forum as the place where Partnering happens. The big space where the booths are made! There’s also another component to the Business Forum, which our seasoned attendees are very familiar with, the Company Presentations. Don’t be fooled by the name – there are actually all types of presentations at this event, from Patient Advocacy Groups and pediatric institutions, to the more traditional leading biopharma and emerging international companies. They’re a staple Read More >

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BIO-Europe Spring Opening Remarks

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BIO’s own David Thomas, Director of Industry Research, delivered opening remarks at the BIO-Europe Spring conference in Barcelona yesterday. His slides provide a snapshot of the biotech industry’s performance and highlight emerging trends in venture exits: IPOs and M&A. Takeaways from his talk include breakouts on multiple fronts for the industry: FDA approvals at highs not seen since the 1990s Orphan designation approvals at all-time highs IPOs starting to show signs of life in 2012 Read More >

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Call for Nominations: BIO International Convention’s Buzz of BIO Contest

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The BIO International Convention is all about raising your profile. Make connections, get your story heard, move business forward. One of the more creative and fun ways to accomplish these goals is the Buzz of BIO contest. This is an online voting contest for the industry to cast their pick for this year’s most creative biotech company. Nominate Your Company The contest is open to R&D-intensive companies looking to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Answer Read More >

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A Bright Future for Orphan Disease Indications

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In celebration of National Rare Disease Day BIO’s Industry Analysis team took a look at recently-approved drugs in the BioMedTracker database with an orphan indication designation. Our research found that 2012 saw the greatest number of approvals of therapies for orphan indications going back all the way to 2000 (This count includes previously approved drugs with new, orphan indication approvals).   Overall, 24 therapies were approved in orphan indications last year, including drugs for Anthrax, Gaucher’s Read More >

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