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The 2014 BIO International Convention Closes in San Diego

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The 2014 BIO International Convention, where the global biotech community meets, connecting the people, companies and innovations that help to fulfill the promise of biotechnology through healing, fueling, and feeding the world, concluded  today at the San Diego Convention Center with a record number of partnering meetings. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the event drew 15,667 industry leaders, including nearly 2,500 CEO’s, from 50 states and 70 countries. Read more on BIO.org

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Scientific American WorldView Super Session: The Future of Global Innovation

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The sixth annual Scientific American WorldView super session packed the room late in the day as the 2014 BIO International Convention wrapped up in San Diego. International industry luminaries examined the global innovation ecosystem in a lively and candid conversation. Moderated by television and radio journalist, David Brancaccio, host of Marketplace Morning Report, the session explored key themes from Scientific American’s annual biotechnology edition, featuring the WorldView Scorecard and examined the many multicultural elements driving Read More >

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Excerpts From Top Ten Current Science Trends Talk

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For the opening day of BIO 2014, BioTech Primer delivered a talk on the Top 10 Current Science Trends, Issues, & Advances.  Three of the technologies covered are highlighted below. Genome Editing: We often refer to a person’s genome – his complete set of genes – as a blueprint for life. But sometimes there are errors in this blueprint. Wouldn’t it be great if we could edit the blueprint and correct these errors? We might Read More >

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#BIO2014 Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2014 BIO International Convention? Find out from our bloggers! Small But Tenacious: Two Of San Diego’s Emerging Biotechs, BioSpace AMP-lifying Collaboration at BIO 2014, The Campaign for Modern Medicines BIO Talks Trade, LillyPad CEAPRO receives Canadian Gold Leaf Award for their hard work, Genomics Strongest BIO yet for Lyonbiopole, Genomics Integrated health care can attract biotech to Alberta, Genomics New #BIO2014 Session on Digital Health: Empowering the Healthcare Read More >

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Exchange Plans are Helping Patients, But Challenges Remain

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After describing many of the benefits the Exchanges have brought to patients—including access to both coverage and federal subsidies—the moderator for the 2014 BIO International Convention breakout session, Impact of Exchanges for Patients, tasked panelists representing a diverse group of stakeholders to describe the challenges that remain for patients enrolled in Exchange plans. These challenges fell into four main categories, including: formulary depth, patient out-of-pocket costs, transparency, and provider networks. In terms of formulary depth, Read More >

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