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Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin in San Jose Mercury News: Why an Ebola Vaccine Still Matters

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The San Jose Mercury News this weekend published an op-ed by Paul Chaplin, the CEO of Bavarian Nordic and a co-chair of the Alliance for Biosecurity which discussed the continuing need to develop an Ebola vaccine – as well as continued federal investments in the programs which fund such research. As Dr. Chaplin notes, all of the Ebola drug and vaccine candidates currently in development have received U.S. federal funding. Why do medical countermeasures against Read More >

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Philadelphia, Host to the BIO International Convention, Named a Top Travel Destination for 2015

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In a recent New York Times article, Philadelphia was ranked #3 amongst the top 52 travel destinations in 2015. And we at BIO could not agree more which is why we are particularly excited that Philadelphia will play host to the 2015 BIO International Convention. The City of Brotherly Love earned its high ranking through a series of projects that has transformed it “into in a hive of outdoor urban activity.”  From revitalized parks, river Read More >

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J.P. Morgan Turns All Eyes toward Biotech

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BioWorld’s Peter Winter reports that the mood is upbeat at today’s kickoff of the 33rd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco (check out the story here, subscription required). Winter points to coming off ‘a record year in terms of raising capital, performance on the capital markets and partnering and mergers and acquisitions’ as one reason for the strong momentum at this year’s conference. Looking ahead, Roth Capital Partners’ John Chambers shared with Winter Read More >

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UK Government Adviser: Organic Farming Not Always Best

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The Guardian reported on remarks by a UK government scientific adviser stating that organic farming could be worse for the climate than conventional farming methods, because of the greater land use required and the methods used. Lord Krebs, who advises ministers on how to adapt to climate change, told the Oxford Farming Conference that organic farming did not necessarily mean more environmentally friendly farming. Instead, he suggested, agricultural methods known as “no-till” – which usually Read More >

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CDC: It’s Not Too Late to Get This Season’s Flu Vaccine

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Politico Pro’s Brett Norman today writes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to encourage the public to get the flu vaccine since hospitalizations related to the flu are on the rise. The article states that flu-related hospitalizations of those over 65 jumped to 92 per 100,000 this week, up from 52 last week. “The fact that this season’s flu vaccine is poorly matched with the dominant strains circulating makes it more Read More >

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