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BIO Is Almost Here – What To Consider Before Entering New Therapeutic Areas

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Over the past decade, the biopharmaceutical industry has witnessed a shift towards specialty care. From 2008 to 2014, FDA specialty drug approvals jumped from 33 percent to over 50 percent of all approvals. In 2014, the FDA approved a record 19 specialty care medicines. Given this new reality, companies are expanding the focus of their R&D into new therapeutic areas to address difficult-to-treat, specialty care conditions. Building successful franchises requires a strategic approach to determine the Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: AreteX Engineering

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This month in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone 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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Life Science Leader Asks: What Biopharma Trends Should Pharma Execs Be Paying Attention To?

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In my last installment of this four-part series interviewing Peter Young, executive-in-residence with A.M. Pappas & Associates, I asked what trends should biopharma execs be paying greater attention to and why. Check out my interview to get insights from Peter on upcoming trends! Peter’s session, Inventing Your Own Hub: Evolving Institutional Models for Translational Medicine, will be taking plan June 16 from 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. in room 105AB. If you missed the earlier segments in this series, here is Part 1, Read More >

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The International Space Station Brings Big Buzz and Big Science to BIO 2015

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This year, the BIO International Convention will raise the bar, yet again, through a collaborative effort with CASIS and NASA to showcase space research at this year’s convention. CASIS, the nonprofit organization that manages the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS), is pioneering a new wave of innovation in space research by connecting commercial R&D leaders to the world’s unique orbiting research platform. Currently, biosciences are a key focus area for CASIS Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Delsys, Immunetics, and Advanced Plasma Products

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Next week in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be 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 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 prior to Read More >

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