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BIO 2015 Program Co-Chair Asks the Question – Will You Be A Change Agent?

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In a recent blog post, Rob Wright of Life Science Leader challenges biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to be a change agent in 2015 and submit a topic proposal for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. “Don’t let BIO’s size keep you on the sidelines as a bystander. Don’t assume someone else will step up or has better wisdom to share. Instead, I challenge you to submit a session proposal Read More >

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Buzz of BIO winners at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Buzz of BIO winners amongst the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™ Building on the success of the Buzz of BIO competition at the BIO International Convention, BIO recently hosted a similar competition for the upcoming BIO Investor Forum. The first Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum competition featured 18 nominees pulling in over 1,300 votes. The winners are: Winner: Early Stage Entrepreneurs BNOAT Oncology, Inc. (Akron, Ohio) BNOAT Oncology Read More >

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Jim Greenwood: Biopharma Answers the Call for Cures

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Recently, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood participated in a roundtable hosted by Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) to discuss new ways to expedite new cures for patients in need. C-SPAN covered the event, which may be viewed below:    Yesterday The Hill published an op-ed by Jim which spells out in more detail one of BIO’s proposals to accelerate new cures and treatments: I propose the development and execution of a large-scale, longitudinal study to Read More >

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Jack the Ripper Mystery May Be Solved through DNA Testing

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Author Russell Edwards and Jari Louhelainen, a molecular biology professor at Liverpool John Moores University claim to have solved the 126-year-old mystery surrounding the identity of Jack the Ripper, which is the pseudonym of a serial killer who murdered at least five women in East London in the late 1800s. Edwards bought a shawl that was found near the body of one of the victims – Catherine Eddowes – at an auction. He then worked Read More >

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The Best Conspiracy Theories Never Die

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The best conspiracy theories never die. They evolve and adapt. They rebuff troublesome facts, plug their ears to common sense and embrace the outliers. There are no aliens at Area 51, Elvis has left the building, Obama was born in the USA – and Jenny McCarthy’s willfully ignorant anti-vaccine campaign has endangered lives. Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are Read More >

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