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Biotech Business: Wait Our Model Isn’t Dead

Life sciences company and investment executives debated the current and future viability of the industry model for startup companies, given the tumultuous economic waters it traversed during the so-called Great Recession of 2008-2009. The aptly-named panel (“Wait, Our Model Isn’t Dead! We Just Need to Evolve”) appraised those lean times for biotech in a justifiable effort to explain the dramatic decline of startup generation and flow of available investment funding since the peak of the Read More >

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Five international biotech countries to watch

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Scientific American released their third annual WorldView: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at the 2011 BIO International Convention which includes a Bio Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard reviews individual country biotechnology programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. Based on the results of the Bio Innovation Scorecard, here’s our list of 5 biotechs to watch: 5.  Malaysia: Ranking third in the world for the best Enterprise Support of its biotech industry by Scientific American’s Read More >

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2011 BIO International Convention: The evolution of one-on-one partnering

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From the beginning, networking has been a central focus at BIO’s events.  Our members attend our conferences primarily to seek out business opportunities and to meet other biotech executives. When company presentations were introduced at the 1998 BIO International Convention, delegates registered for the conference by mail and fax and presentations were the key means for companies to tell their stories at BIO’s early events.  With BIO members asking for introductions to pharmaceutical companies, BIO Read More >

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Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey Shows Bullish Market Expectations

Encouraged by the continued demand for alternative fuels, bioenergy executives are optimistic that their industry will be an increasingly investment-driven enterprise, according to the findings of the Summer 2011 Bioenergy Business Outlook survey.  The quarterly survey, co-sponsored by Biofuels Digest and BIO, was discussed at the BIO International Convention today by Jim Lane, editor of Biofuels Digest; Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO; and Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes North America. The survey reflects expectations for Read More >

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Author of Building Biotechnology Onsite at the 2011 BIO International Convention

Yali Friedman,  author of Building Biotechnology as well as other books is signing books at the BIO bookstore from 3pm to 4:30pm at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

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