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Meet BIO’s Official Bloggers

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The 2011 BIO International Convention brings together leaders, innovators, and companies in the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. This is when and where you can see and hear insights, inspiration and what’s next in biotech. But what if you aren’t there or can’t be in two places at once while there? Keep up with what’s happening at Convention on BIOTechNOW, our new website, and also via the bloggers who are covering events day-by-day Read More >

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BIOtechNOW: Where the biotech industry meets online

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As the biotech industry prepares to meet at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC next week, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve re-launched BIOtechNOW as a multi-blog platform. Our new platform aims to create an online biotech community where we can connect to discuss the latest industry news – kind of like our convention, but available online 365 days a year. BIOtechNOW will be a critical component of our advocacy, education and business Read More >

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The Future of Food Needs to Include Biotech Crops

You might have heard that the Prince of Wales, just days after hosting the Royal Wedding, paid us a visit here in Washington.  Prince Charles, a long-time organic food advocate and self-described environmentalist, was here to speak at a Washington Post symposium on the Future of Food. While it is, of course, perfectly fine that the event featured a parade of speakers extolling the virtues of “sustainable agriculture” and made their case for organic farming, Read More >

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BIO Poised to Partner with Chinese Leaders to Grow Biotech

This month, BIO is leading a delegation of biopharma CEOs to China for meetings with members of the Chinese biotech community and government leaders. The mission illustrates a strong commitment on behalf of the western biotechnology industry to encourage China to strengthen its support for biotech innovation and take steps to enhance greater investment and collaboration with companies in China. The series of meetings between China’s local industry and government leaders and biotech CEOs will Read More >

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Getting Comparative Effectiveness Research Right Means Making It Patient-Centered

I have had epilepsy since I was fifteen. Back in the 1950s many people—my parents included— believed that my “fits” were caused by a spiritual force. Growing up with this neurological disorder and dealing with the misinformation surrounding its causes and treatment was difficult. My disability also got me kicked out of seminary. Fortunately, since then, the world has changed for the better for those of us with disabilities. It wasn’t until I was a Read More >

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