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Bringing Hope to Patients

Jim Greenwood

No-one expected Hope Bartley to survive after she was born three months early. Thanks to extraordinary biotech medicine, she did. Alena Galan, age 14, is one of only a few thousand patients with a rare disease called MPS. Thanks to the hard work of leading biotech scientists and the approval of a new treatment, she now has a chance to lead a normal life. Lori Lober experienced the unthinkable when she was diagnosed with Stage Read More >

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2011: A Pivotal Year for Biotechnology

Jim Greenwood

Biotechnology continues to hold the greatest promise to address many of the most critical issues facing our world. Continued innovation will lead to breakthrough new and improved cures and treatments for patients living with debilitating diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and Parkinson’s; enhanced agricultural products to feed a growing global population while protecting the environmental health of our planet; vaccines to protect against bioterrorism; and revolutionary biofuels. The ability of BIO members to continue Read More >

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Continued progress in advanced biofuels relies on the RFS

Jim Greenwood

There is widespread agreement among experts, policy makers and the public that the United States must overcome its addiction to fossil fuels to protect the environment and for reasons of national security. As in any addiction, interventions are necessary to break bad habits. Fortunately, in 2007 Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requiring increased production and use of renewable fuels from multiple sources. American companies are making steady progress in creating advanced plant-based fuels. Read More >

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Raising the Stakes in Biotech

JimGreenwood

Small biotech companies continue to struggle to obtain funding as capital markets remain tight. The S&P downgrade may create even tighter credit markets and raise the cost of available credit, for small and large companies. To the extent that the downgrade leads capital flows out of the U.S., that hurts biotech. Biotech’s contributions to the world are critically needed. Our industry holds great promise for curing and treating many prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, Read More >

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How we are advancing American innovation to cure disease and save lives

JimGreenwood

Mankind’s need to cure disease, combat hunger and discover new forms of energy has never been more urgent. Yet despite the extraordinary hope offered by biotechnology to solve these problems, government policies and the capital formation environment necessary to support these goals are insufficiently conducive to allowing us to meet these critical challenges. During our 2011 BIO International Convention, we unveiled a strategic initiative to speed scientific breakthroughs, develop cures and grow the bio-economy. The Read More >

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