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Governor of Iowa Kicks Off #BIO2016 Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track


On Monday, June 7, 2016, The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, provided welcoming remarks to the #BIO2016 attendees participating in the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track Sessions.  Governor Branstad is not only the longest serving governor in American history but he was Iowa’s longest-serving governor, from 1983 to 1999. As the state’s chief executive, he endured some of Iowa’s worst economic turmoil, during the farm crisis of the ‘80s, while helping lead the state’s resurgence to a booming economy Read More >

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The U.S. Department of Defense returns to the BIO Convention in 2016


The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), a program within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is returning to the BIO International Convention this year and looking to collaborate with biopharmaceutical companies through innovative contracting arrangements that support partnerships throughout the drug development life cycle. Two programs, the Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capabilities (ADMC) and the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP) are on site to discuss how other transactional authority (OTA) agreements can Read More >

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Californians Must Reject Scare Tactics, Stand Together In Support Of Innovation


This week, the BIO International Convention kicks off in San Francisco. As BIO’s President and CEO, I’m proud to bring this annual event to the Bay Area and talk about biopharmaceutical’s advances in innovation and bringing cures to those afflicted with disease. Before the campaign season arrives, it’s time to set the record straight about the value of prescription drugs and why insurance companies are demanding that you pay more out of pocket. Voters in Read More >

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High School BioGENEiuses Seek to Heal, Fuel and Feed the World


Today, a group of elite high school students from across the country, Canada and Germany competed in the International BioGENEius Challenge, taking place at the 2016 BIO International Convention, to showcase their innovative research. These students are part of a generation who are forward-thinking, socially minded and dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that can solve some of the most complex problems facing our world today and their world in the future. Here is just a sampling of Read More >

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Gene Pool – The Fiercest Competition At #BIO2016!


What do you get when you toss high school biotechnology scientists into the “nature and nurture” version of the hit TV show Shark Tank™? Introducing Gene Pool – a “fast pitch” format competition where our next generation of biotech leaders have minimal time to convince judges and the audience that their innovative research is better than the rest. Returning for the second annual Gene Pool competition this year at the 2016 BIO International Convention, the Read More >

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