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Clinical TrialMarch 2012
Oncology Clinical Trials — Secrets of Success
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Data shows that drugs in development for oncology indications had the lowest overall clinical trial success rate of all therapeutic areas in development since 2004. Are biomarkers the answer? Learn more
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Patrick Moore Greenpeace Founder: Support Biotech Crops
During a keynote address at the Manitoba Special Crops Symposium, Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, called opposition to GM rice with beta carotene a crime against humanity. Read more
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  BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Sarah Sneeringer 2012 BIO International Convention: Programming Update
With Convention less than four months away, things are quickly falling in to place with several programming updates to note! Read more
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  INDUSTRIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL
BIO Asia Presidential Memo: Purchase Biobased Products
President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum that challenges the federal government to substantially increase purchases of biobased products over the next two years, driving new job growth and innovation. Read more
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  JIM'S CORNER
Papaya FAST Act
Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Ed Towns (D-NY) introduced the Faster Access to Specialized Treatments (FAST) Act earlier this month.It would speed access to innovative new therapies and cures to patients living with debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Read more
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  HEALTH CARE
Gary Godsey Take the PKD Foundation Challenge
In this podcast, Gary Godsey, President and CEO of the PKD Foundation, encourages listeners to take the 31 Day PKD Challenge as part of National Kidney Month. Read more
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  BUSINESS OF BIOTECH
Cheryl Martin Emerging Companies
William D. Waddill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, highlights the importance of capital formation to encourage investment in the biotechnology industry and spur job growth.  Read more
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Senator Robert Casey PERSPECTIVE
Reauthorizing PAHPA
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) explains why reauthorizing the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Act is critical.

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