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Legislative Best Practices in Support of Bioscience Economic Development

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Despite a difficult economic environment the past couple years, states across the country have found that a number of factors are key to attracting new bioscience industry and helping current bioscience companies thrive in their states. In particular, state initiatives that focus on capital formation, workforce development and a supportive business environment have been key to the success of states that want to grow their bioscience industry In a session titled “Legislative Best Practices in Read More >

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Business Development and Building the Relationship After BIO

Luigi LaCorte, GSK

There is a great energy here at BIO, and you can feel it as you walk through the Business Forum and see everyone talking, sharing information, and exchanging business cards.  Nowhere else do you feel that buzz of excitement that comes from sharing innovative ideas and knowing the person you are speaking with feels the same.  But what happens next?  BIO is just the beginning. What happens after BIO is just as important as making Read More >

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Pharma R&D Pipeline Value Jumps 18 Percent to $493 Billion

World Preview 2015, Outlook to 2020

The pharmaceutical industry continues its impressive two-year growth with no signs of slowing down according to new consensus forecast data from the annual state of the industry report, “World Preview 2015, Outlook to 2020” from market intelligence firm, Evaluate. The report, which launched today at the 2015 BIO International Convention, found that worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to grow at 4.8 percent a year until 2020 – growth that is being fueled by the Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Iron Horse Diagnostics and Nimbic Systems

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This week in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone, which opens tomorrow, will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through the SBIR/STTR review process Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Aciont Inc. and TF Health Co.

BIO Innovation Zone

This week in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone, which opens tomorrow, will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through the SBIR/STTR review process Read More >

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