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Cohen, Boyer & Tibbetts?

SBIR Reauthorization Moves Forward

Ask any biotech professional about Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer and they will tell you about their incredible contributions to modern biotechnology. But what about Roland Tibbetts? My guess is there are more than a few quizzical looks out there. So who is Roland Tibbetts? In many ways, Roland Tibbetts did for the commercialization of biotechnology, what Cohen and Boyer did for the science. He is the creator of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Read More >

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The International Myeloma Foundation Pioneers Myeloma Awareness Month

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Years ago, after much frustration over the lack of understanding and awareness of multiple myeloma, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) declared March as “Myeloma Awareness Month” and has grown its program into a multifaceted campaign. This year’s program included a kickoff live event, free teleconference, new website, social media, local proclamations, and “Myeloma Awareness Month” kits for the more than 150 IMF support groups across the country. At the start of the month, IMF launched Read More >

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Washington Post: Crowdsourcing Medical Decisions

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On Monday, Ariana Eunjung Cha wrote about the difficult ethical issue of Compassionate Use, which allows a patient access to an unapproved treatment when others with similar requests are denied access. Arthur Caplan, director of the division of medical ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, describes it as a moral dilemma that could not be ‘more troubling and impossible-to-resolve’. In the article, Caplan asserts that ‘it’s best for the company to focus on getting the Read More >

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Partner with Top Asian Biopharma Executives at BIO Asia

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On April 8-9, 2014, a diverse group of innovative companies and Japanese dealmakers will come together in a collaborative setting for partnering meetings, company presentations, networking and targeted programming at the 11th annual BIO Asia International Conference. Japan’s presence as the 2nd largest pharmaceutical industry in the world, bolstered by an evolving Asia-Pacific partnering landscape, means biopharma companies cannot ignore the deal opportunities that are being created in this dynamic market. Industry leaders have recognized Read More >

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Advanced Biofuel Producers Are Reaching Milestones in Commercial Development

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In a recent press release, BIO announced its Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track Sessions to be showcased at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Advanced biofuels companies are reaching a key stage of commercialization this year, with three commercial scale pioneer plants scheduled to come online,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s World Congress will provide a status report on additional advanced biofuel technologies – such as aviation Read More >

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