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Plan Now to Attend the 15th Annual BIO Investor Forum Oct 18-19, San Francisco

The BIO Investor Forum, now in its 15th year, is open for registration. An international conference with plenary sessions, business roundtables, company presentations, therapeutic workshops, networking opportunities and partnering meetings, it is designed to help early-stage companies find sources of capital. Attendees will have opportunities to learn about the latest investment trends as well as showcase their company to qualified investors. BIO is pleased to announce that Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, CEO of Caribou Biosciences, will Read More >

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Scientists Prove Agriculture Has Existed for 25 Million Years!

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…But the earliest evidence doesn’t come from humans. A team of researchers from James Cook University and Ohio State University have “found evidence that termites developed a form of agriculture 25 million years ago, and this development affected termites in much the same way that the development of agriculture affected humans millions of years later.” Jessie Guy-Ryan reports  on the findings in Atlas Obscura: This week, a team of scientist announced their discovery of the oldest fossil evidence Read More >

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PwC Report Finds Medicines Still Small Share of Overall Health Spending

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A new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2017, offers evidence that medicines continue to represent a small portion of overall healthcare spending. The report highlighted that half of all medical costs come from hospital spending: 30 percent from hospital inpatient and 19 percent from hospital outpatient. Physicians account for another 30 percent, while prescription drugs account for 17 percent. With this breakdown comes the warning that it is Read More >

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BIO Urges States to Use CMS Grants to Combat Discrimination by Health Plans

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On June 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $22 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding for state insurance departments.  The Agency’s announcement noted that States are meant to utilize the funding to ensure that plans comply with “key consumer protections,” listing among them: essential health benefits, preventive services, parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, appeals processes, and bringing down the cost of health care coverage (also known Read More >

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Explore Biotech Innovation at the BIO Latin America Conference

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The BIO Latin America Conference, happening October 26-28 in São Paulo, Brazil, is the ideal venue to explore the innovation and partnering opportunities in Latin America’s rapidly-growing life science industry. The conference will bring together more than 600 leaders, executives, researchers and investors from around the world to discuss trends and innovations, navigate industry challenges, attend company presentations, conduct face-to-face partnering meetings and learn more about investment opportunities within this emerging Latin American market. The conference will feature Read More >

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