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Kansas City Area Summit Brings together CROs

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The Kansas City region is home to 200 life science companies employing more than 20,000 people on both sides of the state line. Those kind of numbers put the area on the map as being a significant industry leading hub for drug development, diagnostics, clinical research, and animal health. Amid this growing biotech industry hub are 90 contract research organization, or CROs as we call them, which provide research services outsourced on a contract basis. Read More >

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Program unveiled for third annual BIO Convention in China

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The third annual BIO Convention in China is just around the corner, taking place Nov. 11-13 in Beijing, China. We’ve got an exciting mix of speakers, panels, and workshops scheduled. Keynote speakers include Washington Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, CFDA Assistant Minister Bian Zhenjia, and China Center for Pharmaceutical Exchange Director General Zhao Yajun, as well as BIO’s own President and CEO James Greenwood. If you haven’t, be sure to take Read More >

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Lots of Buzz at the BIO Investor Forum

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Thirty-eight biotech IPO’s this year. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is up 50 percent YTD.  Are we in a boom or a bubble? At the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum,  that was the question on everybody’s mind. Nearly 600 biotech industry leaders, investors, and reporters gathered in San Francisco to find business partners, make connections, and hear our panelists discuss everything from Crowdfunding, the GAIN Act, the JOBS Act, and, of course, the booming IPO markets. Read More >

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to Keynote BIO Convention in China

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Next month, BIO will be hosting our 3rd Annual BIO Convention in China, November 11-13. We are very pleased that Washington Governor Jay Inslee will be joining us as our keynote speaker on November 12. “China is a rapidly growing market for America’s innovative biotechnology companies, including those in Washington State. As this market continues to expand, it will be increasingly important to develop collaborative relationships with the Chinese government, companies, and academic institutions. The BIO Convention Read More >

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GAIN Act: A Great First Step

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With over 2 million infections – and 23,000 deaths – caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria each year in the US, everyone agrees there is an urgent need to find new, effective antibiotic therapies. One measure designed to spur such development is the Generating Antibiotics Incentives Now (GAIN) Act, signed into law last year. Given the growing threat posed by resistant bacteria, we decided to hold a workshop with leading experts about what effect the GAIN Read More >

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