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Premature Infant Summit: Born Too Soon

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Each year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States or roughly one in eight births. The toll prematurity takes on infant health and on families and society is profound. Babies born prematurely may be at risk of severe health problems. Some of the leading causes of infant death include low birth weight and prematurity. Despite these staggering statistics, the “voice” of premature patients and their families is often underrepresented Read More >

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To Cancel or Not to Cancel

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That is the question! And one that is going to come up quite a bit as we get closer to the BIO International Convention, and so we wanted to address it. You learned all about the Scheduling Process in a previous post, such as what is a delegate’s responsibility, like updating your availability, and what BIO takes care of for you, such as assigning actual space to your meetings. On the note of availability, we Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention: Exploring Massachusetts

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By Bob Coughlin, President & CEO, MassBio Of course the 2012 BIO International Convention will be a great chance to connect, partner, network and learn. And convention-goers will have the chance to check out Boston’s Innovation District, which surrounds the Convention Center. But why not take some time while you’re in the Boston area to explore the biotech clusters outside metro Boston? There’s something for everyone here in Massachusetts! Head North of the City… The Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention: Academic and Tech Transfer Community

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Universities have historically been on the front lines of translating innovative research into novel medicines and technologies useful to patients.  With that in mind, the 2012 BIO International Convention will look to highlight the role of academia in the advancement of the biotechnology field through the BIO Academic Park and the Translational Research Forum. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), this year’s global event for biotechnology will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Read More >

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Tradeshow Speed Dating: Associations Now Piece

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In the April/May issue of Associations Now, writer Jacqui Cook profiled the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and, appropriately for this post, the BIO One-on-One Partnering System. They give a good synopsis of some of the challenges organizations – and people – face at a typical tradeshow. You’re going there to make contacts, not to mention spending money to do so, and there’s often no real structure, process, or easy ways to discern the value of Read More >

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