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CO2 Can Be Part of the Solution

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That was the bold message from startup EnobraQ during a Wednesday morning panel at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The panel sessions were still going strong on the final day of the Congress, and with a large number of startups presenting it seemed to be the start of a new round of technology transfer and commercialization. An interesting group of presentations focused on the use of sunlight and carbon capture for Read More >

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Evidence Mounts of Insurer Discrimination against HIV, HCV Patients

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We’ve written before about the problem of discriminatory formulary design in health insurance plans, particularly for patients with high-cost health conditions. Evidence continues to mount that the practice is widespread and poses substantial barriers to accessing needed medicines for patients with potentially deadly and debilitating diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. Late last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued a health plan, alleging that it refused to pay for hepatitis C drugs except Read More >

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The Buzz beckons. Time to vote!

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Voting opened this week for the “Buzz of BIO” competition which recognizes companies with groundbreaking, early stage technologies with the potential for improving our lives. Innovative biotech companies compete in two categories: Pipelines of Promise and Technologies of Tomorrow. You can review the nominees here and cast your vote before the competition ends on April 22 at 5PM. This year, “Buzz of BIO” candidates are developing a broad range of technologies including Zika vaccines and Read More >

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Do you have the right skills to maximize your BD activity at BIO 2016?

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There is no better place than BIO 2016 to make the connections you need to secure licensing, investment and procurement deals, and no better program to prepare you than the BIO Executive Training Workshops, held June 4-6 immediately prior to the BIO International Convention in San Francisco. The BIO Business Development Fundamentals and Advanced Business Development courses are aimed at helping to prepare you for the partnering, networking, and deal-making activity at BIO’s portfolio of Read More >

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#BIOWC16: An Overview of the Synthetic Biology Track

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Design. Build. Test. Learn. That has been the mantra for companies presenting in the Synthetic Biology track at the 13th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Synthetic biology is an extension of the continuum of innovation in genetic engineering. This emerging field of research, development and commercialization of new biotechnology products applies the rigor of traditional engineering and computer science to life science applications. One of the first sessions of the World Congress adopted Read More >

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