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Bill Gates: Innovation is Key to Helping Poor Farmers

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“I’ve never been a farmer,” Bill Gates confessed at The Chicago Council’s Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security. “Until recently, I rarely set foot on a farm.” Yet, through the Gates Foundation, he is one of the world’s most powerful advocates for poor farmers and he is helping them gain access to technology that will help them grow their way to self-sufficiency. Right now, the average farmer in sub-Saharan Africa produces just over a Read More >

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The Role of Intellectual Property in Global Health

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BIO is committed to increased access to biologic medicines for patients throughout the world.  As BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said last year when announcing our policy statement on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World, “We believe that the goals of increasing access to medicines, respecting intellectual property rights, and maintaining commercial viability are mutually supportive.” While there are frequent misguided calls to circumvent intellectual property (IP) rights in order Read More >

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Staying Ahead of the Legal and Regulatory Curve

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Providing legal counsel within the biotech industry comes with a unique set of challenges.  Legal professionals must consistently stay on top of the latest policy and regulatory changes within the industry. From patent issues to new laws on licensing to regulations for new innovations, the BIO International Convention (June 27-30) will feature the latest updates, insights and networking opportunities—plus educational sessions where you can earn up to eight CLE credit hours—to help fast-track your career. Read More >

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Sustainability: Royal Skepticism Required

Blog entry written by Bill Horan – Rockwell City, IA Prince Charles likes to talk about “sustainability” so much that he used a version of the word 32 times in his recent speech about farming at Georgetown University. I didn’t attend the event because I was too busy planting crops here in Iowa. Commoners have to work for a living, after all. But I did find the time to read the text of his remarks. Read More >

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Applying A Holistic Approach to Solve a Complex Disease

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By Dr. Timothy Coetzee, Chief Research Officer at the National MS Society Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease involving immune-system attacks on the central nervous system. Research into MS involves questions that dovetail many fields of science, including immunology, neuroscience, psychology and more.   Promoting and funding collaborative research is one piece of the puzzle, receiving a great deal of media attention of late.   However, it is even more important to apply a multi-faceted, rather Read More >

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