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What’s really hot in San Diego: Perspective from BIO 2017 Program Chair, Chris LeMasters

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Meet Chirs LeMasters, 2017 BIO International Convention Program Committee Chair. Chris is the CEO of Promosome LLC a synthetic biology company that was founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerald Edelman, based on his work on mRNA translation at Scripps. He joined the company last year to transition Promosome into a therapeutics company, developing a pipeline of hard-to-express therapeutic proteins. Promosome is also pursuing partnerships with companies developing nucleic acid therapeutics (gene therapy, RNA vaccines, mRNA therapeutics) based Read More >

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Partnering System, Investment Climate – Big Draws for 2016 BIO Investor Forum

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Before innovative therapies can start helping patients, successful matches between investors and entrepreneurs seeking to develop new medicines must occur. Without access to capital, potentially lifesaving drugs will exist only as ideas. Every fall investors looking for good prospects in the biotech sector gather at the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco—the birthplace of biotechnology and home to over 1,600 life sciences companies. Many of these companies and others from around the country come to Read More >

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BUZZ of BIO Winners Announced for the 2016 BIO Investor Forum

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BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. Ten pioneering biotech companies were nominated in each of two categories—Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders; voting closed August 23. Sequella, a private, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, won in the Early Stage Entrepreneurs category. The company is focused on antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases and improved treatments for serious infectious diseases. Sequella’s stated business Read More >

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Shaping the Future of BIO 2017: Tips for Getting the Best Sessions and Speakers on Stage in San Diego

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As the summer begins winding down and the year ahead looms ever closer, it’s time to get ready for BIO 2017! We need your help in shaping the future of the BIO education program. The annual Call for Sessions and Speakers opens September 15 and runs through October 13. Our survey results and event feedback indicate that last year’s program was the best ever with record breaking attendance and the emergence of breakthrough ideas discussed Read More >

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Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets: BIO Latin America

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Brazil continues to experience an episode of significant business expansion, marked by the implementation of favorable policies, tax incentives and grants and the increased support from the Brazilian Government to help scientists transform their discoveries and technological innovations into successful, commercial-scale businesses. BIO, and our co-host Biominas, have moved this year’s BIO Latin America Conference, taking place October 26-28 to São Paulo. In addition to serving as the largest business hub in Latin America; almost half of the Read More >

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