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Countdown to BIO 2014: San Diego Highlights

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With the 2014 BIO International Convention only six days away, now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun: what to do, what to see, and where to go. San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. Below are just a few recommendations of things to Read More >

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New Legislation Would Stimulate Investment in Innovation

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Today, the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) applauds Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Ron Kind (D-WI) for introducing H.R. 4855, the Partnerships to Advance Revolutionary Technology and Novel Entrepreneurial Research (PARTNER) Act.  This bill would support early-stage research by incentivizing investment in R&D-focused small businesses. The PARTNER Act would allow companies to partner with their investors on a specific research project or pipeline.  Only start-up and small companies Read More >

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Thinking About Printing in the 4th Dimension

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing is used to manufacture everything from guns to guitars—and even underwear. The next big thing could be 4D printing. This adds time to the mix by using smart materials that transform themselves into finished articles under different conditions. Some of the most powerful early applications of 4D may be in biotechnology and medicine. “Stents, compression structures and drug delivery mechanisms could be printed and programmed to transform themselves directly in situ,” explains Read More >

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Alliance Development Meets Animal Biotechnology

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On June 3rd, 2014, BIO hosted a briefing entitled “The Untapped Potential of Advanced Modeling: How Animal Biotech Speeds Drug Development” to showcase the growing field of biomedical applications through animal biotechnology. Panelists specifically highlighted opportunities for GE animal models of human disease to help patients with devastating diseases. The panel included three experts in the field: Danielle Kerkovich, PhD, the Principal Scientist of Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, John Swart, PhD, President of Exemplar Genetics, and Read More >

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Supreme Court Decision on Web Content Delivery to Impact Biotech Patents

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Earlier this month, in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Supreme Court issued a decision that will likely impact patents directed to methods for treating or diagnosing diseases.  In Limelight Networks, the Court reversed the appellate court’s finding that Limelight had infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703, which is assigned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is exclusively licensed to Akamai Technologies.  In particular, the Court determined that a defendant is not liable Read More >

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