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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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SIR RICHARD BRANSON : Keynote Preview

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Today’s Keynote Luncheon features Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. “The BIO International Convention brings together an industry that is working to solve some of our world’s most intractable problems,” said Sir Richard. “Every day, biotechnology companies are seeking cures for devastating diseases, finding new ways to feed a growing global population and developing renewable fuels to keep our air and water clean for Read More >

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