Category Archives: Jim’s Corner

Touring CA Biotech Companies with Governor Howard Dean, MD

Last summer, BIO joined with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean to advocate for biosimilar legislation that protects patient safety and promotes necessary incentives for continued innovation of biologics. The Governor, a trained physician, is a passionate supporter of the value of biotech products in treating disease and reducing healthcare costs. To further familiarize him with the diversity of our member companies, I accompanied Governor Dean for a two-day tour of California biotech companies earlier this Read More >

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Meeting India’s Biotech Community

Biotechnology is a global enterprise.  The United States continues to play the dominant role but European and Asian nations are continually expanding their capabilities. In preparation for BIO’s first ever partnering meeting in India in September 2010, I am travelling the subcontinent to promote the event and to assess the country’s biotech capabilities and needs. On November 4th in Mumbai, I visited Reliance Life Sciences which represents a huge investment in biotech from one of Read More >

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Meeting India’s Biotech Community

Biotechnology is a global enterprise.  The United States continues to play the dominant role but European and Asian nations are continually expanding their capabilities. In preparation for BIO’s first ever partnering meeting in India in September 2010, I am travelling the subcontinent to promote the event and to assess the country’s biotech capabilities and needs. On November 4th in Mumbai, I visited Reliance Life Sciences which represents a huge investment in biotech from one of Read More >

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Encouraging Louisiana to Partner with BIO

Louisiana is one of just a few states that do not yet have a BIO affiliate. I was invited to speak to community leaders in New Orleans by Jim McNamara, a local real estate investor who is presently the Secretary of the Board of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a Member of the Greater New Orleans Biosciences Economic Development District and a Commissioner of the Downtown Development District of New Orleans. Jim believes biotechnology can Read More >

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Protection against Seasonal Flu

Today, BIO offered seasonal flu vaccines to all employees, many of whom joined me in getting one.  While getting vaccinated against seasonal flu is important, it will not protect us from H1N1 flu so we were advised to get vaccinated against that once it is available. BIO member companies have played a major role in the development and distribution of both the seasonal influenza vaccination and the H1N1 vaccination.  Five BIO member companies are at Read More >

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