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Analysis and Impact of PDUFA V

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As the House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve legislation to approve the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) V, industry leaders gathered at the 2012 BIO International Convention for a lively discussion on the changes the new legislation, focused on modernizing Food and Drug Administration regulations, will bring to the biotechnology industry. The super session panel discussion was moderated by Steve Usdin, Washington Editor of BioCentury and Co-Host of BioCentury This Week, and included Read More >

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Take the PKD Foundation Challenge

Jill Panetta

By Jill Panetta, Chief Scientific Officer, PKD Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Week has been designated the week of June 18 to 24, 2012.  This week allows the PKD Foundation to be able to fulfill part of its mission to people with PKD — to increase awareness of a disease which few know about and raise the understanding and the impact that PKD has on patients and their families. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Read More >

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Pregnant in Heels Covers Immunizations

Rosie Pope

BIO may not be on reality TV, but one of our favorite messages- the importance of infant immunization- was discussed in a recent episode of Bravo TV’s Pregnant in Heels. Expectant mother Nia claimed that vaccinations were unnecessary and antiquated, but maternity concierge Rosie made it clear that immunizations would protect Nia’s baby from infectious disease. Check out a recap and clips from the episode on Bravo’s website to see what happened! Also check out Read More >

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Expanding Opportunities to Explore Biotechnology Careers

Jim Koeninger, Executive Director of HOSA—Future Health Professionals

By Jim Koeninger, PhD, Executive Director, HOSA—Future Health Professionals HOSA—Future Health Professionals, with nearly 150,000 members in 48 states and territories, has built and maintained a pipeline of future health professionals in secondary and postsecondary/collegiate institutions to work collaboratively and cooperatively to develop and produce a highly trained workforce for the health professions. HOSA is proud that this is our 27th consecutive year of increasing membership in our nearly 4,000 chapters with 48 percent minority participation. Read More >

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Premature Infant Summit: Born Too Soon

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Each year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States or roughly one in eight births. The toll prematurity takes on infant health and on families and society is profound. Babies born prematurely may be at risk of severe health problems. Some of the leading causes of infant death include low birth weight and prematurity. Despite these staggering statistics, the “voice” of premature patients and their families is often underrepresented Read More >

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