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If Biotech Builds…Will Financers Come?

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: In many countries, it’s easy to get the health minister to understand the value of introducing a vaccine and related healthcare training and therapies to his or her population. It’s another thing to get the finance minister to buy into the effort. But healthcare education and training have made and continue to make great inroads into this area. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an Read More >

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USAID: Global Health Efforts Tied to American Security

Angie Drakulich, one of our BIO Official Bloggers, attended this morning Partnerships for Global Health Forum. This event, part of the 2011 BIO International Convention, is an annual event sponsored by BIO and BioVentures for Global Health. In her blog Angie says: What many Americans may not understand when they think of global health is how much it affects the country’s relationships and connectedness to other nations. One audience member suggested renaming the term “global Read More >

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Building the Case for Biotechnology Booksigning Today at BIO

Thanks to Yali (BIO Official Blogger) for reminding us that Mark Ahn, Michael Alvarez, and Anne York, the editors of Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business will be signing books today at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington DC from 3:00-4:30 pm in the BIO bookstore.

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NIH Broadening Our Vision of Global Health

Angie Drakulich, part of our BIO Official Bloggers Program, attended yesterday’s Francis Collins speech: For starters, Collins pointed out that recent scientific advances such as RNAi, small molecule screening, and genomics of pathogens, are allowing researchers and drug developers to fight infectious diseases. As a result, the pharma and healthcare sectors are able to look beyond the Big 3 diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria) and pay more attention to neglected diseases such as dengue, as Read More >

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Understanding Biotechnology and Food Safety

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Since the first biotech crop was commercialized in 1996, some food activists have raised uncertainty about whether or not biotech crops are as safe as conventional crops.  As the use of agricultural biotechnology increases globally (currently biotech crops are preferred by more than 15 million growers in 29 countries), people need to be better informed about food production, so they can form opinions based on facts, not fear.  Producing Safe Food for Nearly Two Decades Read More >

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