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Biotechnology Patenting in Europe Event

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BIO hosted a Biotechnology Patenting in Europe event last week here at BIO’s offices where attorneys from Carpmaels and Ransford addressed various issues of interest to U.S. biotechnology companies. Huw Halleybone discussed the relative challenges of patent harmonization in Europe quoting some reports that indicate that the cost of a European patent is 10 times the amount of the United States.  Most of this cost is mainly due to language translation requirements and renewal fees.  Read More >

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International groups put the “International” in BIO International Convention

Drum Performance

The international presence at the global event for biotechnology was in full-force this year, with more than 5,400 international attendees. This year’s Convention attracted more than 100 international public officials and numerous international delegations touting the benefits of investing in biotech within their borders. Some highlights: Canada Canada continues to hold the number one spot for the largest international delegation at the Convention. More than 750 attendees and numerous Premiers, Ministers, Mayors and other leaders Read More >

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BIO Convention rookie no longer

2011 BIO International Convention Exhibition

As the saying goes, there is nothing quite like learning on the job and no truer words could be spoken about my experience with this year’s BIO International Convention. Having joined the Communications Department less than two months prior to the largest event of the year, my start date was in the height of Convention preparation. Each day at the office was consumed by learning, retaining and contributing as much as possible to the Convention Read More >

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Beyond the Buzz: Post-Show Report

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Behind the scenes at BIO we can now take a moment to reflect on last week’s event and imagine what attendees will take away and remember about this year’s Convention. Based on the consistently positive feedback we received, it is indeed difficult to narrow it down! Many attendees told us that the program was the strongest to date and that there was ‘something for everyone’ within the 15 tracks and more than 125 breakout sessions. Read More >

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#Bio2011: After the Party is Over

Shane Climie, Ph.D., from HealthWorks Collective writes: For the thousands of life science industry representatives who attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Convention each year, the last few days have been similar to a favorite holiday: exciting, long-awaited, and too quickly over. We’re glad you enjoyed the 2011 BIO International Convention!

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