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Bracket Time: Going with Your Head or Your Heart?


It is a big week for college basketball fans. The NCAA selection committee has made its picks. The play-in round (and much of the second round) of the NCAA has been set – and it is time to finalize those brackets. While I do not encourage anyone to take time away from planning their trip to San Diego for the 2014 BIO International Convention – if you need help in finishing your bracket – I Read More >

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Always Learning: Networking Opportunities at the BIO International Convention

BIO International Convention

After we wrapped up our last BIO International Convention – we took the time to convene focus groups made up of BIO members, convention attendees, exhibitors and others – to find out what they thought of the event. It is always interesting to get advice back from folks about things you care about – sometimes it is flattering, other times it can open your eyes to issues you had not previously thought about. When we Read More >

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A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence


In 1973, Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S. Similar to the oil embargo in 1973, the recent military actions carried out by Russia in the Ukraine should remind the U.S. how easily oil can become an unreliable, expensive source of energy. Therefore, Read More >

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My First Blog Entry: An Enlivened Biotech Industry and BIO International Convention

Scott Whitaker

While Washington, DC struggles with yet another round of cold temperatures, inside the halls of BIO, we have turned the heat up and are working hard to make many exciting changes to the 2014 BIO International Convention in SUNNY San Diego. It is more than just California dreaming – our team has been breaking a sweat responding to all of the early registrations for this year’s event (it is how they get into convention shape). Read More >

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FDA: Vaccines a Critical Tool in Protecting and Promoting Public Health


Yesterday, Dr. Karen Midthun of the FDA wrote about the important role of vaccines in promoting public health: Vaccines are a critical tool in protecting and promoting the public health in the U.S. and around the world. The risks from childhood diseases like measles, mumps and polio have been greatly reduced, or in the case of polio, eliminated in the U.S. Vaccines are one of the great public health success stories of the 20th century. Dr. Midlun Read More >

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