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BIO Launches Survey on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development

EMERGING COMPANIES

FDA/SPONSOR SURVEY

BIO announces a first-of-its-kind survey tool on FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development to better inform policy initiatives designed to improve FDA and drug sponsor coordination and communication during drug development. This will serve to inform the next reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act...

HAWAII

Hawaii's Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath

Hurricane Iselle’s assault on Hawaii garnered national coverage as the storm approached, but little has been reported on the storm’s aftermath and the damage suffered by Hawaii's papaya growers and other agricultural operations...

LIVESTOCK BIOTECH SUMMIT

For 2014 LBS - Early Bird Rates Plus a Complimentary Registration!

Through August 29, 2014, when your organization purchases two early-bird registrations at the full rate, you will be eligible to receive one additional complimentary registration...

HEALTH

Treating Hepatitis C: Too Costly Not to Act

The Hill published an op-ed Treating hepatitis C: Too costly not to act by California Healthcare Institute’s Todd Gillenwater on the value of breakthrough Hepatitis C medicines that cure the disease in the majority of patients...

HEALTH

Fighting Ebola with Tobacco

Years in the making, the Ebola virus has recently erupted into a full blown health crisis. As of this week, it has claimed the lives over a thousand people – mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea...

BIO LATIN AMERICA

BIO Latin America Program Highlights

BIO Latin America is just one short month away, September 9-11 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with this in mind BIO has announced the preliminary program as well as an initial list of presenting companies...

CONCUSSION AWARENESS SUMMIT

Greenwood Highlights Need for Bold Action to Address Alzheimer's

Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, participated and spoke at the #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit hosted at the United Nations in New York City...

AGRICULTURE

Puerto Rico: The New Hub for Ag-Biotech Innovation

Puerto Rico has a distinct advantage over the United States: nearly a full year of spring-summer conditions, permitting 3-4 cycles for harvest a year...

HEALTH

NYT Columnist: Insurance Industry "Looking at the Costs of Sovaldi in the Wrong Way"

Margot Sanger-Katz’s article on a new drug that treats hepatitis C notes that despite the attention the cost has received to date, those attacking the drug are "looking at the costs of Sovaldi in the wrong way."

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BIO Submits Comments on "Myriad" PTO Patent Guidance

On July 31, BIO, alongside a group of international bioindustry trade associations submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office regarding their March 4, 2014 Guidance on patent subject matter eligibility...

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for Synthetic Biology

Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology...

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A New Study Reports on PTO Patent Examinations in the wake of Mayo and Myriad

The Mayo and Myriad decisions wiped clean many prior conditions for patentable subject matter. In addition, the PTO remains unsure as to how to interpret the court’s analysis...

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Scotland, Kenya Come Together to Study Livestock Genetics

Scientists from Scotland and Kenya will work together in a new international center focused on studying livestock genetics to improve the health and productivity of tropical farm animals, according to a statement by the The Roslin Institute...

HEALTH

Jim Greenwood in WSJ: Curing Hepatitis C Is Cheaper Than Open-Ended Care

On Friday, a letter from BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood was published in the Wall Street Journal, arguing that curing hepatitis C is cheaper than the alternative of open ended care...

HEALTH

New study shows hepatitis C burden may ease in future

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine projects that the prevalence of hepatitis C will shrink in the coming decades thanks to new medicines and increased screening regimens...

HEALTH

Decoding Genes to find Breast Cancer

On August 7, 2014, researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht announced that they have identified a gene that puts women at higher risk for breast cancer...

HEALTH

BIO Presents at 2014 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts

This year, for the first time ever, BIO was invited to present on novel technologies and emerging approaches to public-private partnerships to ensure preparedness under the treaty...

GMOS

Ohio: Consider Some of the Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods

Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, wrote a wonderful op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the use of agricultural biotechnology in food production...

GMOS

1 of the 2,000 Articles Supporting GMO Safety

The Huffington Post published a blog titled Genetically-Modified Organisms Have NOT Been Proven Safe...

FOOD LABELING

Like Dominoes they Fall - the GMO Labeling Bills Nationwide

2014 has been a record year for proponents of GMO labeling in terms of legislative proposals in states and territories. At last count, almost a hundred GMO labeling bills were pending at some point earlier in the year before 30 state legislatures...

GMO ANSWERS

GMO Answers Kicks-off its Second Year with New Media

To kick off our second year, GMO Answers is excited to share new videos, articles, and more of our popular visual mythbusters! Here are some examples of our new content...
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Conferences & Events
Conferences & Events

09.09.14

BIO Latin America Conference

BIO Latin America in Brazil is your opportunity to access the innovation and partnering opportunities in Latin America's rapidly-growing life science industry. Gain insight and strategies from biopharma leaders and government officials, attend company presentations and network with global and regional attendees, with sizeable delegations from Chile, Colombia and Mexico...

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09.16.14

Livestock Biotech Summit

This unique conference offers a focus on genetic engineering of agricultural animals including benefits, research and development, regulatory system, and challenges to advancing health, food and industrial applications of animal biotechnology...

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10.07.14

BIO Investor Forum

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One PartneringTM meetings...

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11.03.14

BIO-EUROPE

The 20th annual BIO-Europe is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry...

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11.10.14

BIO IPCC Conference

The biannual BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Conference offers timely, relevant educational sessions on the latest issues in the biotech IP sector, informal networking events designed to promote discussion and foster relationships among industry colleagues, and practical tips for attendees to use the next day...

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12.7.14

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The 2014 event will be held in San Diego, California from December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter...

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