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BUZZ of BIO Winners Announced for the 2016 BIO Investor Forum

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BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. Ten pioneering biotech companies were nominated in each of two categories—Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders; voting closed August 23. Sequella, a private, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, won in the Early Stage Entrepreneurs category. The company is focused on antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases and improved treatments for serious infectious diseases. Sequella’s stated business Read More >

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), which is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of vaccination. The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, reminds us that safe and effective immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. Immunizations are important because they not only protect the person receiving the vaccine, but Read More >

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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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