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FedEx’s Meet-and-Greet with Marshall Faulk during the BIO International Convention

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We know that the BIO International Convention consists of a full agenda with a plethora of activities.  Whether you are an exhibitor, panel participate, company or a one-on-one meeting delegate, why not take time from your busy schedule to learn about the industry’s largest cost savings program known as BIO Business Solutions®. Last year, BIO saved more than 2,800 life science companies nationwide $135,000,000 in aggregate on their 2013 purchases of products and services through Read More >

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Technology Transfer: Making A Better World


As our dear friend, the late Howard Bremer was so fond of saying, the underlying principle of what we do is “bringing research discoveries to the market to improve the human condition.” Technology transfer is a relatively young profession. Just a few years ago most people had never heard about it. Today, more than 30 years after the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, more eyes than ever before are focused on us and our efforts. Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: HemoShear LLC

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Next week in San Diego at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science foundation (NSF) to host the first-ever BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Companies are rigorously vetted through the NIH and NSF SBIR review process prior to Read More >

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Supreme Court Enunciates New Indefiniteness Standard


The Supreme Court has once again reversed a decision by the Federal Circuit, in this case involving the proper standard for finding claims indefinite. The case, Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., overturned the Federal Circuit’s “insolubly ambiguous” test and substituted its own “reasonable certainty” test.  The Court left intentionally unclear the precise ways in which their new test will differ from the Federal Circuit’s abrogated test, leaving it to the lower court to decide Read More >

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Some People Get it, and Some Just Don’t

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As a communications director in the agriculture industry, I have spent two decades using fact-based talking points while industry opponents can say whatever will make a headline. It’s frustrating, but we labor on because we believe that what we do somehow helps farmers. And if we can help farmers, we can help keep America’s food supply safe, affordable and the envy of the world. Holly Spangler, an ag communicator and Illinois farmer, clearly understands this Read More >

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