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Behind the scenes at BIO we can now take a moment to reflect on last week’s event and imagine what attendees will take away and remember about this year’s Convention. Based on the consistently positive feedback we received, it is indeed difficult to narrow it down! Many attendees told us that the program was the strongest to date and that there was ‘something for everyone’ within the 15 tracks and more than 125 breakout sessions. Read More >
Shane Climie, Ph.D., from HealthWorks Collective writes: For the thousands of life science industry representatives who attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Convention each year, the last few days have been similar to a favorite holiday: exciting, long-awaited, and too quickly over. We’re glad you enjoyed the 2011 BIO International Convention!
Kevin Noonan from patent Patent Docs writes: The underlying theme of his message this year was that the predominant feature of the biotechnology environment is change, and rapid change. Such change provides challenges but in characteristic fashion Mr. Burrill … espoused the belief that change provides “extraordinary opportunities.” Patent Docs is part of our BIO Official Blogger Program.
During the 2011 BIO International Convention, Paul A. Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was named the 2011 Biotech Humanitarian Award winner. Dr. Offit was selected as the 2011 Honoree in recognition of his 25 years spent dedicated to developing RotaTeq, one of the main vaccines currently used to fight rotavirus, a disease that is the leading cause Read More >
“I think it’s important that government stands up for proper science,” Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said during the Tuesday keynote luncheon at the 2001 BIO International Convention. “You know I had a lot of battles over this when I was prime minister – with various groups.” This was a familiar story to many of the attendees who regularly face a number of social and political hurdles in bringing their innovative products to market: Read More >