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FDA Consumer Update: Advances in Saving Lives with Blood

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Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion or blood product—people of all ages who are injured, need surgery or who are suffering from illness. The Food and Drug Administration’s primary responsibility with regard to blood and blood products is to assure the safety of patients who receive these life-saving products. In this interview, Richard Davey, M.D., director of the Division of Blood Applications, Office of Blood Research and Review at FDA Read More >

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Exploring New Solutions For Neglected Diseases in Developing Countries

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On Tuesday, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced the completion of the 30th research agreement as part of its partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to better enable drug companies to assist researchers in addressing infectious diseases worldwide. The partnership aims to accelerate development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for more than 1.5 billion people suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and other neglected tropical diseases including dengue in developing nations. A recent publication in Read More >

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2013 BIO Convention in China Facilitates East-West Partnering in Biotech

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Now in its third year, the BIO Convention in China will be held November 11-13, 2013 in Beijing, China. A sister event to the BIO International Convention, BIO China will bring together executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and investment firms from North America, Europe and Asia to meet and explore business opportunities in China, where the Rx market is poised to grow to $315 billion in 2020. For Western companies and investors looking to capitalize Read More >

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India’s IP Policy: India’s Lead Biotech Innovator Expresses Concern

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson and managing director of India’s largest biotechnology company Biocon, expressed concern with India’s innovation environment in a recent interview with Livemint.  When asked if the Indian government fosters innovation Ms. Shaw responded: “I am very concerned about the wrong signals we are sending to the world. We have not done anything substantial to build India as a strong global economy. We have wasted a lot of opportunities. We behave like the world Read More >

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BioCentury This Week: Death & Taxes – Startups Need Fixes

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Vitae CEO Jeff Hatfield, Ernst & Young Partner Christopher Ohmes, and GPB Scientific CEO Michael Grisham will be discussing proposed tax changes that could spur billions of dollars in investment and create hundreds of thousands of jobs on BioCentury This Week airing Sunday September, 15 at 8:30am EST on WUSA-9. Biotech startups face death before taxes and unless investors are willing to finance years of losses, technologies that could save and improve lives are left Read More >

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