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Competition gets fierce for innovative science

From FierceBiotech At the height of recession, biotechs were hurting for cash. Big Pharma and its deep pockets were there to cherry-pick the best science at an affordable price from small companies that had little choice but to make deals. But the balance of power has shifted in the past year. Pharma is now face-to-face with the patent cliff, and hardly a week goes by without mention of the industry’s unproductive, yet very costly, R&D Read More >

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FierceBiotech providing live coverage of the 2011 BIO International Convention

FierceBiotech is reporting live from the annual BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C., this week. Check our our BIO 2011 microsite to keep up with news, events and tweets from the show. And if you haven’t already, register now for FierceBiotech’s executive breakfast tomorrow. We’ll examine the issues facing today’s drug developers as they navigate the challenges involved in obtaining FDA approval. Read more from John’s blog (one of our official bloggers): Live from BIO: Read More >

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Innovate the Four ‘D’s When Pushing Forward Vaccine Development

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The vaccine market is surging. From next-generation illness fighters in developed countries to treatment vaccines that combat infectious diseases throughout emerging regions, technological advances in this space and strategies to develop better existing vaccines as well as new products are in high demand. Seasoned vaccine experts speaking at a vaccines panel session at the 2011 BIO International Convention shared with attendees a significant golden rule to follow: In order to ensure success, innovation is required Read More >

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Profiling Cuban Biotechnology

Yali Friedman, BIO Official Blogger from the BIOtechBlog, will be giving a brief talk on the Cuban Biotechnology industry during a panel at the 2011 BIO International Convention today.  What: Cuban Biotechnology: An Overview of Cuba’s Drug and Vaccine Developments and Innovations When: 2:00 – 2:45pm Where: Room 145B Who: Elaine Scheye, Yali Friedman, Halla Thortsteinsdottir, Pedro Freyre I will be largely citing papers published in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and providing a brief overview and Read More >

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Diversity Summit Reveals Ways Biotech Can Better Integrate Diverse Populations

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Dr. Augustus White, III, author of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care and a pioneer in equitable care delivered the  keynote address at this year’s Diversity Summit at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C. The Summit brought together an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss integrating diverse and underserved populations with the medical, agricultural, and energy research industries.  Panelists included Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Read More >

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