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The Washington Post: Special section on biotechnology

As part of our public education/industry branding campaign, BIO sponsored a special section on biotechnology which ran in The Washington Post on Wednesday, June 24: The insert provides a general introduction to biotech, emphasizing how biotechnology is helping to heal, feed and fuel the world.  We also used the piece to disseminate some of our key messages surrounding biosimilars. The special section was included in the 713,000 printed copies of the Post distributed in Read More >

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Health Reform Debate Heats Up and Slows Down

The health reform debate is heating up and, in at least one respect, slowing down a bit. On Sunday, President Obama, PhRMA and the Senate Finance Committee announced an agreement to help close the coverage gap in the Medicare prescription drug program to help reduce the cost of comprehensive health-reform.  Under the proposal, U.S. drug companies would provide half-price discounts to Medicare recipients in the “doughnut hole” and provide other unspecified discounts and rebates for Read More >

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Already Looking Ahead to BIO 2010 in Chicago

The whirlwind of the BIO 2009 International Convention has come to a close. For the first time in a week I’m not rushing, racing, talking or being interviewed. I thought the Convention was a huge success and that’s what everyone who offered me their opinions seemed to be saying. Despite the economic recession, we had well over 14,000 attendees. The Business Forum was humming with something like 15,000 one-on-one meetings. For me it started last Read More >

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Podcast: Jim Greenwood Gives State of the Industry Address at BIO 2009 in Atlanta

My fellow biotech industry workers… Jim Greenwood told the 12,000 to 15,000 attendees of the BIO International Convention in Atlanta that, though the past year has been challenging from an economic and policy perspective, he remains optimistic about the future. Download and view the podcast

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From Jim Greenwood: Things are humming in Atlanta

I arrived Thursday to begin the pre-conference media interviews and to speak at some events that precede the convention like the Association of University Research Parks, the Council of State Bioscience Associations and the Biotechnology Institute. The Institute presented its teacher of the Year award and honors the BioGenius students. It’s always inspiring to meet the next generation of biotech researchers. Early this morning I had the honor of doing a live interview on the Read More >

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