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Senator John Kerry and the 2012 BIO International Convention

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One of our scheduled keynote speakers at the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston was Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Unfortunately the Senator was unable to join us as planned when his duties kept him in Washington, DC for votes on important legislation. Senator Kerry has been a strong supporter of biomedical innovation. During the health care reform debate, Senator Kerry strongly supported and fought for a 12-year data exclusivity period for innovative biomedicines and Read More >

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Telling the Biotech Story at the BIO International Convention

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The global event for biotechnology wrapped up last week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The event was a huge success, with a record 25,291 partnering meetings and hundreds of high-level speakers addressing critical global challenges and opportunities. More than 16,500 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries attended, yet again earning the title as the largest biotechnology event in the world. People are always asking for my perspective on our Convention, Read More >

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We Are BIO

Jim Greenwood

Here’s what the Biotechnology Industry Organization is doing for you. This year, we challenged you to answer the question – What’s Your BIO? On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I’d like to answer that question to illustrate how we advocate for federal, state and global policies to foster continued biotech breakthroughs, innovation and ingenuity. In addition to producing the BIO International Convention, we educate and engage public policy leaders in Washington, in state Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention Keynotes: Back to Basics

Jim Greenwood

The 2012 BIO International Convention is a few short weeks away, and we are looking forward to this opportunity to come together for connections and partnerships that will lead to tomorrow’s breakthroughs. The Keynote Luncheon panels are always a highlight of the Convention. This year in Boston we decided to focus on core issues facing the global biotech community with keynote speakers and panelists who will provide timely insights on the economic, policy and business Read More >

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National Bioeconomy Blueprint

Jim Greenwood

Today, the White House released its National Bioeconomy Blueprint.  The Blueprint defines the bioeconomy as, “economic activity that is fueled by research and innovation in the biological sciences” and identifies the bioeconomy as a priority for the Obama Administration. BIO provided input and submitted ideas to the Administration after it announced the development of the Blueprint last Fall. While the Administration has largely been focused on advancing innovation in areas such as electronic devices, social Read More >

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