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Sequester Threatens FDA Mission

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One aspect of sequestration isn’t doing anything to reduce the deficit, but could be delaying patient access to new drugs and medical devices, according to the FDA’s Janet Woodcock at a House subcommittee hearing on Friday. The FDA is being denied access to some of the user fees paid by the drug and device industries, which are intended to fund FDA’s review and oversight programs and ensure timely patient access to new and effective treatments. Read More >

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New Cancer Treatments Seek to Give the Immune System Superpowers

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Melanoma is scary. It is aggressive, spreads quickly to far-away organs with the stealth and cunning of the most adept villain, and it is increasingly striking young people-it is now the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women 25-29. But the “good guys” are fighting back with increasing success. As the CEO of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), a patient-focused, science-based organization dedicated to fighting this deadly skin cancer, I see signs every day Read More >

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Biofuels & Innovative Biorefineries Featured at BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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Advanced biofuels and biorefinery platforms for drop-in and aviation fuels are ready for commercialization.  In a recent press release, BIO highlighted several presentations to be showcased at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy that will focus on the advanced biofuel sector evolving in Asia and the Americas. “The BIO Pacific Rim Summit’s track on advanced biofuels will assess investment and development in cutting edge renewable fuels for aviation, for defense industries Read More >

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Farmer’s Right to Choose Ag Biotech

Ag Biotech: Going on the Offense

BIO wanted to highlight several blogs that represent a trend among farmers and dietitians who see benefit, not harm when choosing GM crops. The Foodie Farmer blog is written by Jennie Schmidt who says she loves communicating about what farmers are doing to produce a safe and healthy food supply. Schmidt is a Registered Dietitian and a full-time farmer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In her recent blog, Top 10 Annoying Words About Agriculture, Jennie polled her ties within the ag Read More >

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Third Annual BIO Convention in China Begins in Beijing

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More than 600 executives from biotech and pharmaceutical companies, along with investment firms from North America, Europe and Asia, are expected this week at BIO’s third annual BIO Convention in China, which kicked off today in Beijing. With over 650 partnering meetings scheduled, the event illustrates just how important China’s biotechnology and life science industry has become, and why building lasting relationships with companies, universities, scientists and government leaders here benefits biotech innovation across the globe. Three keynote Read More >

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