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Small Biotech Companies and China: 5 Keys to Success

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Big pharmaceutical countries aren’t the only ones investing in China. Emerging and mid-sized biotech companies are also exploring ways to enter China’s lucrative market and maximize their investment in the country. With limited resources, how can smaller companies operate efficiently and give Chinese patients access to their innovative products? A panel of experts explored these questions at the 2013 BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Jimmy Zhang from Merck moderated a panel including: Friedhelm Blobel, PhD, President, CEO, Read More >

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Parallel Importation: A Disincentive for Developing World Access to Medicines

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Parallel importation serves as a challenge to improving access to medicines in the developing world.  Parallel importation occurs when a country imports a product from a 3rd country to take advantage of a cheaper price than what is present for the same product in-country.  The imports then directly and unfairly competes with the same product sold by the rights holder on the local market. Unfortunately for those most in need of special access to medicine Read More >

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Despite Low Funding, Biotech Productivity Remains High In 2013

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At the 2013 BIO CEO & Investor Conference, John Milligan, President and COO of Gilead Sciences, spoke in a standing room only fireside chat with Joel Sendek, Managing Director of Stifel Nicolaus, who moderated the discussion. Nicolaus noted that Gilead’s market cap has grown at an astounding 40 fold over the past 15 years, and asked Milligan to speak about the current state of the biotech industry. Milligan explained that biotech is not becoming more Read More >

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What do you want to know about biotech food labeling?

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Administered by the Center for Food Integrity (CFI), the BestFoodFacts.org website gives the food-consuming public the opportunity to connect with food system experts to further learn about the many facets of food production, preparation, consumption and everything in-between. Based on input from readers (submit your question here!), as well as national news stories, thought-leading publications and the food-focused topics being discussed on blogs, CFI staff contact University-based experts (majority are PhDs or RDs), conduct an Read More >

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Tracks & Attendees Put the “International” in the BIO International Convention

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As the BIO International Convention celebrates its 20th year, there is no time like the present to reflect on the evolution of the world’s largest biotechnology industry gathering, and what it illustrates in terms of the patterns of global industry achievements. Overall attendance growth over the years – from a 4,000-strong audience in 1998 to an audience topping 16,000 in 2012 – provides a clear indication of how far this industry has come towards developing and Read More >

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