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When RARE is not so RARE!

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By Nicole Boice, Founder/President, RARE Project Did you know that there is a community of sick and disabled women, children, and men that is so large that it outnumbers all of those with cancer and AIDS combined worldwide?  Scary to think about? Can you guess what it is? Staggering Statistics The Rare Disease Community is made up of over 7,000 known rare diseases and over 350 million people worldwide.  Here in the US, over 35 Read More >

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Biologics & Biosimilars: What is the Science Telling Us?

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Panelists from the varied backgrounds of academia, business and regulation agreed on the highest scientific standards of biosimilar regulation. Each panelist emphasized the need for the most stringent of standards in order to ensure patient safety and efficacy within the emerging biosimilars market. As Brian Liang, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Law Studies at California Western School of Law, summed it up, “the need in biosimilars is to focus on science, not cost. These are Read More >

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Managing Biotech Technological Innovation in a New Era

Written by Kelly Cappio, BIO. This session focused on technological innovations and how they can be used to prevent, identify, or respond to new natural or man-made threats. As stated by Dr. Alan Rudolph, “We face a very dynamic threat space.” Dr. Rudolph, Director of the Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, discussed the strategic thrust of the agency and its recent focus on new diagnostic technologies, such as MIMIC, Read More >

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Podcast: 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winner Dr. Napoleone Ferrara

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Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, a Genentech Fellow, was named the 2011 winner of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Dr. Ferrrara was recognized for his research on angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation, and the isolation and cloning of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major regulator of angiogenesis in physiology and disease. Download the podcast

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Current Challenges in Payment Reform

By Alyson Pusey, BIO. The Affordable Care Act created several demonstration projects to test innovative care delivery systems that increase quality of care while decreasing costs.  Speaking as a panelist was Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at CMS, who discussed how the agency is thinking about payment reform.  Evidenced by the recent proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs), the agency is looking to providers and the health care Read More >

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