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BIO-Europe Spring Opening Remarks

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BIO’s own David Thomas, Director of Industry Research, delivered opening remarks at the BIO-Europe Spring conference in Barcelona yesterday. His slides provide a snapshot of the biotech industry’s performance and highlight emerging trends in venture exits: IPOs and M&A. Takeaways from his talk include breakouts on multiple fronts for the industry: FDA approvals at highs not seen since the 1990s Orphan designation approvals at all-time highs IPOs starting to show signs of life in 2012 Read More >

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Convention Veterans Putting the “Super” in Super Sessions

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Featured in the BIO Buzz Center at last year’s Convention, two of our Super Session participants will once again join us to host a dynamic group of C-level industry thought leaders, sharing their perspectives on the current economic environment and major trends that will impact the future of the global industry. Ernst & Young will present insights from their annual report which looks to measure the industry performance through key metrics such as financial results, Read More >

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Call for Nominations: BIO International Convention’s Buzz of BIO Contest

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The BIO International Convention is all about raising your profile. Make connections, get your story heard, move business forward. One of the more creative and fun ways to accomplish these goals is the Buzz of BIO contest. This is an online voting contest for the industry to cast their pick for this year’s most creative biotech company. Nominate Your Company The contest is open to R&D-intensive companies looking to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Answer Read More >

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Psoriasis Patients Flock to Social Media for Practical Info

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About eight in 10 psoriasis patients who use health care social networks say they do so primarily to learn how others manage their disease, and get practical tips and advice they couldn’t find elsewhere, according to a survey conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation, Manhattan Research and Inspire, a company that builds and manages online patient communities. The millions of people with psoriasis, including the one million visitors to TalkPsoriasis in 2012, are not alone Read More >

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Face of a Giant Agribusiness

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One of the more surprising items I saw in the media recently was on the Huffington Post blog. The HuffPost blog promises “fresh takes,” but this outlet is often critical of mainstream agriculture and large-scale food production – ironically, the very essence of how we feed 7 billion people in this world. But this post from Noah Hultgren, a young corn farmer from Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, puts a fresh face on mainstream agriculture and large-scale Read More >

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