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Sacrificing Energy Independence is Not the Solution

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This past summer, as parts of the Midwest faced historic droughts and farmers and ranchers struggled with the impact of failing crops, a group of governors petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as a way to provide relief. As temperatures cool and the drought stabilizes, it’s clear that government programs to provide emergency assistance for farmers and ranchers worked as intended. Yet, the call to suspend the Read More >

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Spreading BIO’s Message at the National Political Conventions

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Next week, the Republican National Convention kicks-off in Tampa, Florida. The week after that, the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aside from the nomination of the national party tickets and the tremendous media coverage generated by these events, key opinion leaders from both parties will converge on these cities to participate in this uniquely American process. An important component of our ongoing advocacy work is to educate these key decision Read More >

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2 FIELDS 1 GOAL: Protecting the Integrity of Science and Sport

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In just over a week, the eyes of the world will fall on London as the city hosts the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Millions of people from around the globe will watch in awe as the world’s greatest athletes enthrall and inspire us, remind us of our common humanity and showcase the triumph of the human spirit as these amazing athletes push the limits of their physical capabilities. Sadly, some competitors succumb Read More >

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Senator John Kerry and the 2012 BIO International Convention

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One of our scheduled keynote speakers at the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston was Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Unfortunately the Senator was unable to join us as planned when his duties kept him in Washington, DC for votes on important legislation. Senator Kerry has been a strong supporter of biomedical innovation. During the health care reform debate, Senator Kerry strongly supported and fought for a 12-year data exclusivity period for innovative biomedicines and Read More >

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Telling the Biotech Story at the BIO International Convention

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The global event for biotechnology wrapped up last week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The event was a huge success, with a record 25,291 partnering meetings and hundreds of high-level speakers addressing critical global challenges and opportunities. More than 16,500 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries attended, yet again earning the title as the largest biotechnology event in the world. People are always asking for my perspective on our Convention, Read More >

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