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Why GMOs Are a Necessity


After 20 years, the data are in:  Genetic modification boosts crop yields by 21 percent and cuts pesticides by 37 percent.  The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed authored by Rob Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto, on how GMO’s benefit farmers and the environment: Genetically modified crops, which have generated both controversy and widespread adoption, are hitting 20-year milestones. Perhaps the anniversary slipped your mind, but 1997 was a dark Read More >

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Patent Reform Needs to Address Trolling of All Stripes


As we enter the final days of the 114th Congress, it is regrettable that the unintended consequences of the PTO’s administrative patent challenge system known as Inter Partes Review, or IPR, continue to threaten innovative, intellectual property-reliant companies that are helping to drive this nation’s economic growth. It is vital that patent reform legislative efforts crack down on abuses of the IPR system and impose greater checks on the unfettered discretion of the PTO’s administrative Read More >

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Harvard Launches New Campaign to End Insurance Discrimination


Earlier this year, BIO launched our Value Campaign. One of the main goals of this effort is to shine a spotlight on the insurance industry’s efforts to restrict patients’ access to the medications they need. For years, the insurance industry and its allies have made patients pay more for less coverage. That’s just plain wrong. In the post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) age, insurers—banned from  excluding patients with pre-existing conditions—have taken to more creative means to Read More >

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2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit Day Two Highlights


Day #2 Session topics specifically focused on Poverty Reduction & Food Security and Biotech & Biodiversity. BIO concluded its 2016 Animal Biotech Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016. BIO chose “One Health” as the theme of this year’s conference. “One Health” is the notion that the health of animals, the health of people, and the viability of ecosystems are inextricably linked. Franck Cesar Jean Berthe, DVM, PhD, Senior Livestock Specialist at The World Bank, kicked off Day Two Read More >

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Riding Coast to Coast for Cancer Patients


For 21 days in September, 80 members of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) oncology team will cross the United States, from the Oregon coast to the New Jersey shore, as part of the third annual Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride. The goal is to raise one million dollars for Stand Up To Cancer, whose collaborative “Dream Teams” of scientific researchers are working together to accelerate cancer research and provide innovative treatment to patients faster. At the Read More >

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