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BIO Calls for Adequate Funding of Vaccine and Biodefense Programs

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It’s budget time here in Washington, with appropriators in the House and Senate working overtime to craft a budget that can pass both chambers and keep our government funded for another year – not always the easiest of tasks. Here at BIO, we’ve been just as busy working to ensure that the FY 2015 budget contains adequate funding for a host of programs that encourage medical innovation, robust public health and emergency preparedness programs, and Read More >

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Making the Most of Partnering at #BIO2014

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As a new face at BIO, I am excited to announce that partnering is open for BIO 2014. As soon as you get your credentials, log in, publish your profile and start sending meeting requests. In my two decades in the biopharma industry, I’ve gotten to do some incredible things, but few compare to driving partnering at BIO 2014. BIO’s motto is “heal, feed and fuel” the world. Effective deal-making is as important as the Read More >

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New Report Outlines Future of Biotech in Massachusets

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The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) just released Impact 2020, a report on the state of the biotechnology and life sciences cluster in Massachusetts. The extensive report issues a call to action for Massachusetts stakeholders-across industry, academia, healthcare networks, payers and government-to take steps to safeguard the Commonwealth’s definitive, but fragile, leadership position in life sciences and innovation. MassBio’s strategic reports have been key to strengthening the regional life sciences cluster, which today is recognized as Read More >

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“No Need to Label GMOs” Says FDA

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The Nation’s Leading Regulatory Body on Food Safety Reaffirms Safety of GMOs On March 28, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified to the House Appropriations Committee on the FDA’s 2015 budget request. In a line of questioning, she was asked about the labeling of GMOs. The Hill’s Benjamin Goad tracked her response reaffirming that the FDA will not label GM foods. “Margaret Hamburg told lawmakers this week that the agency remains Read More >

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EPA’s Proposed Rule for the 2014 RFS Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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What Environmental Working Group Doesn’t Want You to Know On Friday March 28, the Environmental Working Group posted what they imagine to be a scathing critique of a recently published study, authored by BIO, of the greenhouse gas emissions impact of EPA’s proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014. (See Corn Is Magic? on the EWG.org site). It’s clear that the author never actually read our study, since her commentary has nothing to do with Read More >

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