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Partnering System, Investment Climate – Big Draws for 2016 BIO Investor Forum

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Before innovative therapies can start helping patients, successful matches between investors and entrepreneurs seeking to develop new medicines must occur. Without access to capital, potentially lifesaving drugs will exist only as ideas. Every fall investors looking for good prospects in the biotech sector gather at the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco—the birthplace of biotechnology and home to over 1,600 life sciences companies. Many of these companies and others from around the country come to Read More >

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Animal Agriculture: An Industry Striving for Perfection and Committed to Continuous Improvement

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I have always been a perfectionist when it comes to my work, so it’s no surprise I found my passion in an industry that also strives for perfection. Animal agriculture never stops reaching for the highest quality of animal care, environmental stewardship and food safety possible. The industry strives for perfection, but also knows that perfection is hard to come by in agriculture because farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and all those involved in the farm-to-fork process Read More >

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PTAB, IPRs and Uncertainty in the Patent System

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The topic of inter partes reviews (IPRs) has dominated conversation in patent circles for the last several years (see our archive for some of our past articles on the subject). As uncertainty grows in the biopharma community about IPR procedures and the future of innovation, BIO will make IPRs a major topic of discussion at our upcoming IP and Diagnostics Symposium (BIO IPDX) as well as BIO’s IP Counsels Committee Meeting in November. An administrative Read More >

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ICYMI: Making Biopharmaceutical Innovation a Priority of the Next Administration

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Last week, Astellas Americas President Jim Robinson wrote an op-ed in Forbes exploring, “How The Next Administration Embraces Medical Invention.” He calls for “understanding, appreciation, and investment” in the complex sciences curing cancers and debilitating conditions. Robinson points out that we are living in an age where the death rates from cardiovascular disease have dropped, where there is a cure for hepatitis C, and the five-year survival rate for cancer continues to climb ever higher Read More >

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Opinion: “Florida’s families Depend on a Healthy Attitude Toward biotech”

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Mary Hartney, President of the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, recently submitted an opinion piece to The Ledger arguing that Floridians need to develop a healthier attitude towards biotech. In her piece, A Polk Perspective: Florida’s families depend on a healthy attitude toward biotech, explains that as a mother of two teenage daughters she worries over what kind of future they will have if activists block advances in the application of biotechnology. Read below an excerpt of her submission: Florida needs this technology to fight diseases in agriculture Read More >

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