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BIO 2015 Kicks Off: Patient-Focused Drug Development Key Theme of Day One

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The BIO International Convention kicked off in Philadelphia today with a strong emphasis on patient-focused drug development as a seismic shift in the way drugs are developed and delivered. The luncheon keynote featured a discussion with News Anchor and Journalist Tom Brokaw interviewed by BIO’s Jim Greenwood, in which Brokaw shared his experience and perspective as a patient. Brokaw recently authored a book about his experiences as a Multiple Myeloma patient – A Lucky Life Interrupted. Read More >

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Legislative Best Practices in Support of Bioscience Economic Development

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Despite a difficult economic environment the past couple years, states across the country have found that a number of factors are key to attracting new bioscience industry and helping current bioscience companies thrive in their states. In particular, state initiatives that focus on capital formation, workforce development and a supportive business environment have been key to the success of states that want to grow their bioscience industry In a session titled “Legislative Best Practices in Read More >

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Business Development and Building the Relationship After BIO

Luigi LaCorte, GSK

There is a great energy here at BIO, and you can feel it as you walk through the Business Forum and see everyone talking, sharing information, and exchanging business cards.  Nowhere else do you feel that buzz of excitement that comes from sharing innovative ideas and knowing the person you are speaking with feels the same.  But what happens next?  BIO is just the beginning. What happens after BIO is just as important as making Read More >

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Pharma R&D Pipeline Value Jumps 18 Percent to $493 Billion

World Preview 2015, Outlook to 2020

The pharmaceutical industry continues its impressive two-year growth with no signs of slowing down according to new consensus forecast data from the annual state of the industry report, “World Preview 2015, Outlook to 2020” from market intelligence firm, Evaluate. The report, which launched today at the 2015 BIO International Convention, found that worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to grow at 4.8 percent a year until 2020 – growth that is being fueled by the Read More >

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Opening Day Recap of BIO 2015: What the Official Bloggers Have to Say

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Today, our BIO Official Bloggers, writers who are on top of the biotechnology beat, released their first statements about their experience at the BIO International Convention. Here is what they want to share: Informa’s BIO2015 blog Lisa LaMotta reports on the 2015 Beyond Borders report, written by the consulting firm E&Y, which was released at the BIO Convention today. This report highlights the strength and the potential growth of the biotech industry. LaMotta captures the Read More >

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