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Podcast: Melinda Moree, CEO of BIO Ventures for Global Health

BIO Ventures for Global Health, together with BIO, is co-host of the upcoming Partnering for Global Health Forum at the BIO International Convention. Moree discusses the Forum and the importance of partnering to improving the health of people in developing countries. Download the podcast

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Get Active at the 2011 BIO International Convention

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According to the American College of Sports Medicine, Washington, DC tops the ranks of the fittest cities in the nation. With the 2011 BIO International Convention quickly approaching, BIO hopes visitors will get active.  From the BIO 5K Run/Walk to the BIO Golf Outing (both hosted by Novo Nordisk Inc) to the various outdoor activities right at our fingertips in the nation’s capital, attendees are encouraged to get outside and take advantage of all the Read More >

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The Role of Intellectual Property in Global Health

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BIO is committed to increased access to biologic medicines for patients throughout the world.  As BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said last year when announcing our policy statement on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World, “We believe that the goals of increasing access to medicines, respecting intellectual property rights, and maintaining commercial viability are mutually supportive.” While there are frequent misguided calls to circumvent intellectual property (IP) rights in order Read More >

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Applying A Holistic Approach to Solve a Complex Disease

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By Dr. Timothy Coetzee, Chief Research Officer at the National MS Society Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease involving immune-system attacks on the central nervous system. Research into MS involves questions that dovetail many fields of science, including immunology, neuroscience, psychology and more.   Promoting and funding collaborative research is one piece of the puzzle, receiving a great deal of media attention of late.   However, it is even more important to apply a multi-faceted, rather Read More >

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A Conversation with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month so it seemed like a good opportunity to learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. If you attended the 2007 BIO International Convention, you may have heard Michael J. Fox’s challenge to the audience to redeploy resources to advance promising therapies more quickly thru the drug development pipeline and his invitation to partner with the Foundation on those efforts.  If you were not fortunate to be Read More >

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