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State Biotech Advocates Share Best Practices

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Last week the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) held its annual retreat in Austin, TX, where 42 different state-based bioscience advocacy organization gathered to discuss legislative and regulatory best practices that support bioscience industry development. More than 90 invited participants engaged in discussions covering the topics of economic development initiatives, upcoming federal and state legislative industry priorities, and advocacy campaigns in the digital era. BIO’s State Government Relations team would like to once again Read More >

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NIH Licensing Efforts Target Start-Ups

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed a new short-term licensing arrangement they hope will encourage licensing of NIH and FDA inventions to start-up companies.  The NIH Start-Up Exclusive License Agreements targets start-up companies less than 5 years old, with less than $5M in raised capital, and fewer thans than 50 employees.  By offering an exclusive license, they hope to accelerate the technology transfer process.  However, this temporary pilot program runs only until September 30, Read More >

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Tap into the Next Generation of Scientists

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The importance of mentoring and training students to become scientists has never been more critical as the U.S. aims to maintain its leadership in biotechnology. For students considering a future career path, biotech holds great promise. The industry currently employs 1.42 million Americans in high-wage, high quality jobs while supporting an additional 6.6 million jobs throughout the U.S.  On average, biotech jobs pay roughly two-thirds more than the average annual wage of the total U.S. Read More >

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BIO Supports SBIR Reauthorization in Senate

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Last week, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867), which included SBIR reauthorization through Senate Amendment 1115. This is a critical step toward ensuring that all innovative companies can compete for SBIR grants – based on the promise of their science rather than the structure of their capital.  Reauthorizing the program to allow small companies that receive the majority of their financing from venture capital to once again be eligible to compete Read More >

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4 Keys for Partnering Success

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Thinking of hosting partnering meetings at your BIO Exhibition booth in 2012? Abbott has been there, done that and learned what it takes to succeed and secure high-quality leads. “The greatest value of hosting partnering meetings within our booth is that it allows us to drive traffic, activity and interest within our own space,” said Michelle Calhoun, Abbott’s contract manufacturing marketing director. Abbott hosted nearly 60 meetings within our booth during three days of partnering Read More >

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