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Vote for Your Favorite Innovator – BIF’s Buzz of BIO Voting Now Open!

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During the past week nominations were accepted for this year’s Buzz of BIO contest sponsored by the 2016 BIO Investor Forum (BIF)—October 18-19 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Ten innovative biotech companies were nominated in each of two categories—Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders. Now it’s time to vote. Cast your ballot for a company in each category. Winners will receive complimentary conference registration, a Company Presentation and promotion to industry leaders including Read More >

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Big Things Are Happening within Iowa’s Biotech Industry

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Over the last decade Iowa has built a specialized and diverse bioscience industry. In particular, it has become a national leader in the agricultural biosciences where the state accounts for 10 percent of U.S. employment. As this article from The Scientist demonstrates, Iowa is no longer just an Ag bioscience hub, its significant investments in biopharma R&D are paying off and demonstrating the value of bioscience innovation in growing jobs and improving quality of life.

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Despite Latest Report, ICER Still Limits Patient Input and Maintains Strong Ties To Insurers

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After months of criticism, including some from BIO, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released a document that tries to address many of the legitimate and persistent concerns that have been raised. We appreciate that ICER is taking such criticism more seriously, and recently opened up its methodology to more public comment.  However, after reviewing the document, it remains clear to us that ICER still doesn’t quite get why so many organizations, including Read More >

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What We’re Reading at GMO Answers

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Each month, GMO Answers compiles a few of our favorite news stories into one post on the GMO Answers website.  This post can cover a wide variety of topics related to agriculture and biotechnology, ranging from global hunger and climate change, to genetically modified insulin and the marketing of foods. This month’s post uses the Zika outbreak in Brazil as a jumping off point, and finishes up with a nice profile of Dr. Calestous Juma Read More >

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#BIOABS16 Will Highlight Biotech Solutions to Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases

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More than 60 percent of infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals, and 75 percent of the emerging human pathogens are also expected to be zoonotic. HIV and Ebola are modern day examples of viruses that originated in animals and spread to humans. Even though most zoonotic diseases are not as deadly as HIV/AIDS, all strain public health resources, and some harm a region’s economy and even threaten national security. The severity of the Read More >

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