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New Reports: Insurance Plans Shifting More Costs to Patients

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A new report out this week from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that patient out of pocket costs are increasing, as insurance plans shift a greater share of costs onto patients via increased deductibles and coinsurance payments. The study found that “between 2004 and 2014, average payments for deductibles and coinsurance rose considerably faster than the overall cost for covered benefits, while the average payments for copayments fell.” It showed that in the same time Read More >

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BIO Announces GreenTech Investor Sessions for #BIOWC16

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An elite group of emerging industrial biotechnology companies will be presenting at the GreenTech Investor Sessions during BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. BIO’s GreenTech Investor Sessions provide selected companies a high-visibility opportunity to showcase their technologies and business models in front of venture capitalists, analysts, and strategic investors. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. “BIO’s GreenTech Investor Read More >

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Biotech Crops Continue to Benefit Farmers Worldwide

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Despite showing a 1 percent net marginal decrease in biotech crop acres (for the first time in 20 years), the annual ISAAA report shows that biotech crops are still preferred by 18 million farmers around the world for the environmental and economic benefits they provide. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report, “20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015,” details the global Read More >

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Join us for the IP Symposium at the 2016 BIO World Congress!

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Ah, San Diego. What is it they say about you? Come for the beaches…. Stay for the fish tacos. Here at BIO, we’ll admit it—San Diego, you have enticed us with your perpetual 65° temperatures. And it’s the perfect time to join BIO and the 1,200 attendees from 50 countries at the 2016 BIO World Congress, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event! But wait…THERE’S MORE? We couldn’t be more excited to announce that BIO will Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Workshop: Investing in the Bioeconomy

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During the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO will be holding a Workshop titled “What Investors Require When Making A Bioeconomy Investment?” which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. During this Workshop, panelists will focus on a series of crucial decisions potential investors consider regarding bioeconomy technology companies and/or their projects when determining whether or not to invest. Some of these considerations will be discussed for these following areas: renewable chemicals, Read More >

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