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Indiana Governor Signs Bill that Supports Transparent Communication

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed bipartisan legislation enabling retail pharmacies within his state to substitute interchangeable biologic medicines, once approved, for the innovator drug on which they are based. Not only does this legislation empower pharmacists to use their professional discretion to automatically substitute interchangeable biologic medicines, it also ensures transparent communication within a patient’s entire health care team to ensure the best decisions possible. The newly signed Senate Bill 262 ensures pharmacists communicate with the Read More >

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The BIO International Convention® First Time Attendee College Basketball Challenge

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Well, last weekend’s tournament games were certainly exciting. I hope you followed my advice to always bet on blue. The ‘Cats had an exciting couple of games – and I hope they can keep it going in Texas! While last week’s advice (blue!) was solid – I have some new advice this week for folks who have thought about attending the BIO International Convention – but have not yet done so.  You should drop what Read More >

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BIO Attends HCIA/Hawaii Chamber “Biotech Week”

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Hears Stories from Local Papaya Farmers Monday, March 17 marked the beginning of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA)/Hawaii Chamber “Biotech Week” in Honolulu. Well-attended by employees of the seed companies and many farmers at the state capital and elected officials, the event reminded everyone of the importance of biotechnology in the agricultural community of Hawaii. During my time there, I was able to hear first-hand accounts of the role that biotech has played in the Read More >

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Momentum of the BIO Big Dance Continues to Build

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Can I assume you have all been missing my NCAA tournament musings? Well maybe not, but just in case you’ve been waiting for more, here you go….. What an exciting and eventful tournament it has been so far. But it’s far from over. Last night we had some great battles. Sadly, my adopted team, San Diego State University lost a tough game to Arizona.  And since I feel like San Diego is my second home this year, I Read More >

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Cohen, Boyer & Tibbetts?

SBIR Reauthorization Moves Forward

Ask any biotech professional about Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer and they will tell you about their incredible contributions to modern biotechnology. But what about Roland Tibbetts? My guess is there are more than a few quizzical looks out there. So who is Roland Tibbetts? In many ways, Roland Tibbetts did for the commercialization of biotechnology, what Cohen and Boyer did for the science. He is the creator of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Read More >

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