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BIO and Affiliates Highlight the Growing Biorenewables Sector in California

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In 2013, California’s life science industry created almost $259 billion in economic activity for the state. The biorenewables sector was instrumental in generating this growth, creating high-paying jobs and attractive economic opportunities for investors.  In a recent release, BIO and its California state affiliates, BayBio and Biocom, highlighted how the biorenewbales sector have helped grow California’s bioeconomy: “California’s flourishing industrial biotech sector makes the region an ideal location to hold discussions about the future of the Read More >

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Exclusive FDA Survey Webinar

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BIO is conducting an exciting new survey designed to measure FDA/Sponsor Interactions During Drug Development.  We are excited to announce an exclusive webinar for survey participants only to reveal the preliminary results of the study.  Participants are invited to attend this webinar to gain exclusive access to survey insights and hear analysis of the survey data from regulatory experts, including FDA staff. This exciting webinar opportunity is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00 pm Read More >

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Voting Now Open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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The Buzz of BIO contest at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Voting has officially opened for the below companies nominated in each of two categories – Most Distinguished Public Company and Most Promising Private Company. Winners will receive a complimentary company presentation and individual registration, plus promotion by BIO and BioCentury. The Most Distinguished Read More >

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#GivingTuesday: What Group Will You Be Supporting?

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Founded in 2012 by a group of friends and partners from 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is the global day dedicated to giving back. According to the founding group, in three short years #GivingTuesday has become an annual celebration of giving that unites 10,000+ organizations worldwide under one common purpose: to give back. According to a recent NPR article, charitable organizations say online donations on #GivingTuesday last year were 90 percent higher than the year before. Read More >

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Chestnut Lovers – Remember Biotech Over Holidays!

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In the early 1900s, the eastern United States chestnut tree population was hit with a pathogenic fungus called Cryphonectria parasitica.  This fungus is the main cause of chestnut blight, a disease that wiped out 3 to 4 billion trees in just a couple of decades and nearly devastated the entire chestnut tree population.  The chestnut blight was first spotted in 1904 and is believed to have arrived here in Asian chestnut trees. Unfortunately, American chestnuts have no resistance to the fungus, making it Read More >

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