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Biotech and the deficit: CNBC interview at the 2011 BIO International Convention

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As budget talks aimed at raising the federal debt ceiling move to the presidential level this week, CNBC came to the 2011 BIO International Convention to interview BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood about the role biotech can play in lowering the U.S. budget deficit. “There are 10,000 baby boomers entering Medicare every day. What if fewer of them were sick? What if fewer of them had cardiovascular disease and cancer and Alzheimer’s and diabetes?” Read More >

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If Biotech Builds…Will Financers Come?

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: In many countries, it’s easy to get the health minister to understand the value of introducing a vaccine and related healthcare training and therapies to his or her population. It’s another thing to get the finance minister to buy into the effort. But healthcare education and training have made and continue to make great inroads into this area. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an Read More >

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USAID: Global Health Efforts Tied to American Security

Angie Drakulich, one of our BIO Official Bloggers, attended this morning Partnerships for Global Health Forum. This event, part of the 2011 BIO International Convention, is an annual event sponsored by BIO and BioVentures for Global Health. In her blog Angie says: What many Americans may not understand when they think of global health is how much it affects the country’s relationships and connectedness to other nations. One audience member suggested renaming the term “global Read More >

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Building the Case for Biotechnology Booksigning Today at BIO

Thanks to Yali (BIO Official Blogger) for reminding us that Mark Ahn, Michael Alvarez, and Anne York, the editors of Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business will be signing books today at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington DC from 3:00-4:30 pm in the BIO bookstore.

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Podcast: Dr. Karel Schubert, Bioscience Association of West Virginia

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BIOtechNOW’s Tracy Cooley talks to Dr. Schubert of the Bioscience Association of West Virginia about biotech in West Virginia – major areas of growth, the outlook for growth of the industry within the state, and plans for the upcoming BIO International Convention. Download the podcast

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