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Celebrating International Beer Day? Celebrate Biotechnology!

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International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown into a worldwide celebration spanning 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents. Specifically, International Beer Day has three declared purposes: To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer. To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the Read More >

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New Report Suggests RDP Does Not Increase Healthcare Expenditures

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A new paper by the Geneva Network suggests that increasing the period of regulatory data protection (RDP) for biologic medicines would not increase expenditures for medicines. As countries navigate the final negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S. and Japan have advocated for increased regulatory data protection for biologic medicines by other TPP countries. In the U.S. biologics enjoy 12 years of data exclusivity; the only TPP countries, aside from the U.S, offering more than Read More >

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Reflecting on July 2015: “The Ag Biotech Debate Was Front and Center”

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Agri-Pulse recently published an op-ed titled “The Biotechnology Riddle” by Marshall Matz which outlined how ag biotech was “front and center” in both executive and congressional affairs this past July. He guides readers through the actions taken by legislative officials to promote the benefits of biotechnology and scientific literacy. First on July 2nd the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative issued an Executive Memorandum to “Modernize Read More >

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Jeanne Haggerty Heads up BIO’s Fed Gov Team

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BIO is proud to announce the promotion of Jeanne Haggerty to Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations. Haggerty has been with us at BIO since 2006, but before coming to BIO she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Vermont, then went on to work on Capitol Hill for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Read the Press Release here. In her free time, Haggerty works with rescue organizations Read More >

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New Brazilian Biodiversity Law Provides Opportunities for Innovation

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Brazil has a large share of the world’s biodiversity, which can be better explored since the new Act. No 13.123/15, recently sanctioned by the President. This law implements measures that can contribute to greater access to Brazilian biodiversity and change the current scenario of innovation originated from natural products. Researchers from the main Brazilian research centers use different plant extracts aiming the identification of compounds with potential use in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, agriculture, among Read More >

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