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New Year, New Resolutions: Kickstart Your Career with the BIO International Convention

BIO International Convention

With 2012 behind us and 2013 well under way, now is the time to re-establish professional goals for a prosperous year. BIO’s events serve as a professional networker’s playground and our flagship event, the BIO International Convention is a little more than 100 days away. If your 2013 to-do list includes professional enrichment and business development, the BIO International Convention is the place to be in April. Here a few tips to help kick start Read More >

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BIO’s South Dakota Affiliate Announces New Executive Director

Joni

The South Dakota Biotechnology Association has hired Joni Johnson, a renewable fuels industry expert, as the new executive director. Joni Johnson previously headed up operations for the bioethanol company Poet’s political action committee. Johnson also is a veteran of many state-wide political campaigns, and she plans to prioritize advocacy at the state and national level for the association’s membership. “They need to have a voice in critical decisions that impact this industry,” she said. “It’s Read More >

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California Biomedical Companies Cite Lack Of Funding As Major Concern

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As I have mentioned in past blog posts, the U.S. bioscience industry has demonstrated stability through turbulent economic times. While not immune from the recession, this industry generally fared much better than the overall economy and has remained a net a job generator. In April of 2012, the White House released the National Bioeconomy Blueprint noting that bioscience industries are “a large and rapidly growing segment of the world economy that provides substantial public benefit.” Read More >

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What’s Behind the Rise in Executive Liability Insurance Prices?

Joe Haltman

What do gas, milk, bacon, electricity and now your Directors and Officers Liability Insurance coverage have in common? It may sound like the start of a bad joke but, in fact, they’re all goods or services that cost more than they used to. Some of you may have noticed that the price of Directors and Officers Liability, or D&O Insurance, is going up. Companies and organizations across the biotechnology sector are seeing price increases, with Read More >

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Anti-Biotech Activist Changes Sides: “I discovered science”

Mark Lynas

If you missed last week’s report from the Oxford Farming Conference, Mark Lynas, the British writer and environmentalist who once helped drive Europe’s movement against biotech crops, apologized for those actions and embraced the technology as a vital tool for ending hunger and conserving the environment. The change of heart was widely reported in many mainstream outlets such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Discover magazine, Slate magazine and Science 2.0, among others. Read More >

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