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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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BIO Releases Largest Study Ever on Clinical Development Success Rates

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On Wednesday, BIO released the largest ever study of clinical development success rates. The study, conducted in partnership with Amplion and Biomedtracker, recorded and analyzed 9,985 clinical and regulatory phase transitions, across 1,103 companies. Using clinical trial data from the past decade, “Clinical Development Success Rates 2006-2015” compares groups of diseases, drug modalities and other attributes to generate the most comprehensive analysis, to date, of biopharmaceutical R&D success. “This study provides a wealth of information about drug development success rates Read More >

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Are You Ready To Go Beyond The Cutting Edge At BIO 2016?

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In an April 18 blog posted on Life Science Leader, Rob Wright outlined the essential components of a compelling and educational panel for the 2016 BIO International Convention. Wright will be moderating a Super Session panel on Tuesday, June 7 from 11:15 AM–12:30 PM called Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Science Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow.  The session will focus on innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities across disciplines as well as industries. Wright asks readers to provide Read More >

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The Guardian: Global defence system to fight virus threats urgently needed

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Fresh on the heels of the recent Ebola epidemic, the current Zika virus threat has many asking what to better prepare for such infectious disease outbreaks. Writing in The Guardian, Trevor Mundel of the Gates Foundation and Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust have some suggestions: A healthy body has three essential systems for staying that way. There is physical fitness, building resilience against threats. There is the brain, to spot danger and take action. Read More >

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