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Nominations Open: Be the Buzz of BIO at the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference


The nomination period is underway for the Buzz of BIO contest at the 2017 CEO & Investor Conference! Winners receive complimentary conference registration, a company presentation in the corresponding track, and opportunities for promotion to industry leaders and investors including a spotlight in BioCentury Extra! The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Because our mission is to support industry-wide success, Read More >

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Biotech Researchers Eye Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs
Years after President Reagan’s Courageous “Sunset”


Like most Americans, I have enormous admiration for President Ronald Reagan. The world witnessed his courage and conviction when he confronted communism at the Brandenburg Gate. I also admire the 40th President for the bravery he showed after leaving office when he publicly shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. In so doing, he transformed the global Alzheimer’s conversation from a whisper to a roar. One of our greatest leaders helped tear down walls and tear down the Read More >

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2016 BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit Comes to a Close


The fifth annual BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit concluded on November 4, bringing together over 300 attendees representing more than 200 organizations including patient advocacy and provider organizations, academia, government, think tanks, professional societies and the biotechnology industry. During two days of thought-provoking educational programming, attendees shared information on health policy issues and best practices while networking with other stakeholders in the healthcare space. The Summit’s opening keynote luncheon was a town hall-style discussion Read More >

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Purdue Study: Eliminating GMOs Would Hurt Environment


A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, a study by researchers from Purdue University shows. Using a model to assess the economic and environmental value of GMO crops, agricultural economists found that replacing GMO corn, soybeans and cotton with conventionally bred varieties worldwide would cause a 0.27 to 2.2 percent increase in food costs, depending on Read More >

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Building A Better Bean Story


Soybeans have gone through a biotechnological revolution. Through intensive studies and research programs, scientists have pioneered new ways for the soybean to enhance our food production systems. Dr. Thomas Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor in Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has written a guest post at the GMO Answers site highlighting the many benefits of soy. One of the new applications for soybeans is in fish food in aquaculture.  Clemente writes: Fish Read More >

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