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Eleven Biotech Leaders Named to Biotech Humanitarian Award Judges Panel

BIO has named a distinguished panel of leaders to judge the third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and select the 2011 Honoree. The nominations returned an excellent pool of innovators who are leading the way to heal, fuel and feed the planet through their work in or support of biotechnology. The judges have a tough road ahead! “I am eager to work with this exceptional panel to select just one honoree from our impressive line-up of Read More >

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Getting Ready for the BIO International Convention? Advice from Convention Veterans

Earlier this month, we asked the 2011 BIO International Convention LinkedIn group if any of our veterans could provide some tips for navigating the event. The discussion was too good not to share, so we collected the best insights right here for you. Patricia: “We’re looking forward to the convention! A tip we can contribute from other large events–pop a water bottle in your conference bag. And always–make notes on the business cards you collect 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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Jobs and Innovation Are Keywords for State of the Union

President Obama is right to focus on innovation and jobs in his State of the Union speech tonight, particularly the need to create and fill new jobs to compete in an increasing competitive global marketplace. Notably, the President also called for investments in biomedical research and clean energy technologies. There’s no industry better poised to meet these challenges than biotechnology. Nationwide, our industry directly employs more than 1.4 million people and indirectly generates jobs for Read More >

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