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Delivering the Right Dose, Less Often

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Biologics are a growing area of drug development, including life-threatening and life-changing disorders such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. However, many biologics have short half-lives, and need to be dosed daily. To make them more convenient to use, as well as safer and more effective, researchers are developing delivery systems that keep the biologics in the body for longer, reducing the frequency of dosing. Swedish company Affibody is using the natural affinity of a naturally-occurring Read More >

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Acts of Support

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Because small biotechnology companies do not have product revenue, burdensome regulations have an outsized effect on them. One-size-fits-all compliance requirements – such as Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) – divert funds from the lab and slow the development process. We have already seen the benefits that positive legislative reform can have for capital formation for emerging growth companies (EGCs). The JOBS Act has led to a sea change in the regulatory landscape and Read More >

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In Memory of Sandi Dennis

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Last September, BIO and the industry lost a dear friend and one of the nation’s top regulatory attorneys – Sandi Dennis – after a long battle with cancer. Sandi served as the deputy general counsel for healthcare at BIO. She focused on educating biotechnology companies about emerging legal and policy issues affecting the development of ground-breaking new medicines, and advocating on their behalf with Congress and executive agencies to help expedite the approval of treatments Read More >

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Richard Branson’s Biofuel Enthusiasm

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The serial entrepreneur believes in investing in many alternative sources of energy including biofuels. Legendary entrepreneur/business leader Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is known for pushing the envelope with his Virgin Group. More than 400 companies exist under the moniker, the most well-known including the Virgin Records music label, the American airline Virgin America, cell phone provider Virgin Mobile, and Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. Branson’s initiatives toward environmental sustainability and climate change Read More >

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Reimagined and Reinvented

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We are excited that you are joining us for the 2014 BIO International Convention. As you have seen, we are doing things a little differently this year. We have revamped and improved the Convention to make it more engaging, more informative and more productive. We listened to your feedback and have added new educational Specialty Forums. Our Forums will offer cohesive programming in which participation in all sessions is recommended, allowing for a deeper dive Read More >

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