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GEN’s “Top 10” Session Picks for the 2013 BIO International Convention

John Sterling

As the industry moves forward in 2013, it again faces one of its regular bugaboos—uncertainty. “Where are we headed?” has been a standard phrase among bioindustry observers since the early 1980s. As it turns out, the biopharmaceutical business must once again deal with a number of important issues this year. For example, G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., points out that the cuts mandated by the U.S. Congress’ sequestration fiscal policy may slow Read More >

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“The Technology is Here, It’s Ready”

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Last week the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank, released a Financial Innovations Lab Report: Unleashing the Power of the Bio-Economy. The Milken Institute hosted a Financial Innovations Lab on industrial biotech in April of 2012 to explore ideas to spur the industry, bringing together leading scientists, senior government officials, industry executives, institutional investors and venture capitalists. Tremendous potential for economic and environmental benefits exist with using biobased chemicals instead of petrochemicals. Thanks to Read More >

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Rising Biotech Stars at the 2013 BIO International Convention

Forbes 30 Under 30

For the second year in a row, Forbes magazine published a list of the most awe-inspiring rising stars in science and healthcare – all under the age of 30. A select group of these rising stars will attend the 2013 BIO International Convention and participate in a Keynote Luncheon Tuesday, April 23, with BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. Keynotes and evening events are open to Convention Access and Full Convention Access Registrations! Registration discounts Read More >

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Debunking Ag Biotech’s Top 5 Myths

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On Reason.com, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey takes on the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an organization opposed to crop biotechnology. IRT published a list of reasons to avoid GMOs. Bailey says, “it’s a mish-mash of misinformation and disinformation. All of the institute’s assertions are unfounded.” In a detailed article chock full of scientific cites, Bailey debunks the following IRT Myths: 1. “GMOs Are Unhealthy” 2. “GMOs Increase Herbicide Use” 3. “Genetic Engineering Creates Dangerous Read More >

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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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