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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: InvivoSciences

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What is your company’s lead product or technology? InvivoSciences, Inc. (IVS) is a leading developer of proprietary human 3D cell/tissue culture models for highly-predictive, multi-parameter phenotypic assays both in pharmacology safety & discovery screening and in personalized and regenerative medicine.  IVS’s Functional 3D tissue models recapitulate the physiological properties of human cardiac, smooth and skeletal muscle and connective tissue.  Application of induced pluripotent technology allows to fabricate tissues in diseased states, e.g., hereditary cardiac diseases, Read More >

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2014 LBS: Improving Communications Around Animal Biotech

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Day 1 of BIO’s 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit began with a wonderful opening presentation by BIO’s own Cathy Enright, Executive Vice President of Food and Agriculture. Enright discussed that while genetic engineering has been around for years, it is more publicly accepted when used as part of biomedical applications but controversial when learned that it can be used in food production. In her presentation, “GMOs - Changing the Conversation,” she argued on the importance of being transparent with the public and to not Read More >

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The Eyes Have It According to Recent VC Funding Patterns

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A recent Wall Street Journal analysis of venture capital investment trends since 1999 reveals which human body parts are experiencing the biggest rise in funding. The report was based on data from thousands of financings of startups from 1999 through the first half of 2014, provided by VentureSource, a database owned by Dow Jones & Company. And while many would assume the funding was largely pumped in to cardiovascular disease, they would be wrong. “The Read More >

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BIO 2015 Program Co-Chair Asks the Question – Will You Be A Change Agent?

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In a recent blog post, Rob Wright of Life Science Leader challenges biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to be a change agent in 2015 and submit a topic proposal for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. “Don’t let BIO’s size keep you on the sidelines as a bystander. Don’t assume someone else will step up or has better wisdom to share. Instead, I challenge you to submit a session proposal Read More >

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Buzz of BIO winners at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Buzz of BIO winners amongst the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™ Building on the success of the Buzz of BIO competition at the BIO International Convention, BIO recently hosted a similar competition for the upcoming BIO Investor Forum. The first Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum competition featured 18 nominees pulling in over 1,300 votes. The winners are: Winner: Early Stage Entrepreneurs BNOAT Oncology, Inc. (Akron, Ohio) BNOAT Oncology Read More >

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