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Igniting the Tipping Point between Digital Health and Pharma


In 2016, the digital transformation in healthcare is poised to shift from a silently rising tide to a tumultuous, crashing wave. (The sound of innovation will be especially audible June 6 and 7 at BIO 2016 in San Francisco.) A survey last year by the trend-watchers at Russell Reynolds Associates found that 47 percent of healthcare executives thought that their business would be “moderately or massively disrupted by digital in the next 12 months.” If Read More >

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UChicagoTech Uses BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ to Advance Innovation Through Collaboration


Each year, as part of the University of Chicago’s strategy for successfully bringing innovation to the marketplace, several members from UChicagoTech, the University’s Center for Technology Development and Ventures, head to the BIO International Convention to meet with industry representatives. “Partnering meetings made possible by BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system give us a chance to make connections, promote institutional capabilities, and pitch many opportunities at once,” said Thelma Tennant, Assistant Director at UChicagoTech. Tennant and several other UChicagoTech staff members spent much of Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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Are You Ready To Go Beyond The Cutting Edge At BIO 2016?


In an April 18 blog posted on Life Science Leader, Rob Wright outlined the essential components of a compelling and educational panel for the 2016 BIO International Convention. Wright will be moderating a Super Session panel on Tuesday, June 7 from 11:15 AM–12:30 PM called Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Science Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow.  The session will focus on innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities across disciplines as well as industries. Wright asks readers to provide Read More >

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CO2 Can Be Part of the Solution

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That was the bold message from startup EnobraQ during a Wednesday morning panel at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The panel sessions were still going strong on the final day of the Congress, and with a large number of startups presenting it seemed to be the start of a new round of technology transfer and commercialization. An interesting group of presentations focused on the use of sunlight and carbon capture for Read More >

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