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Save Money! Register Now for BIO Investor Forum – Early Bird Deadline is Wed, Aug 31

Don’t miss the opportunity to register early and get a discounted rate for the 2016 BIO Investor Forum. Held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco Oct. 18-19, this conference explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences and focuses on venture-stage growth and emerging public companies. The registration price will increase after the August 31st deadline. With an impressive array of company presentations, panel discussions on industry trends, thought-provoking fireside chats and Read More >

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Latest One-Sided CNBC Interview Repeats Falsehoods, Offers Misleading Statistics

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I was disappointed by CNBC’s one-sided reporting in an article that repeated numerous falsehoods and misleading statistics that have been previously debunked, apparently based on a single interview with Dr. Kenneth Davis, the President and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. The insurance industry and its allies continue to use the biopharmaceutical industry as a scapegoat for their ever-increasing insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. It’s time to set the record straight. Read More >

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BIO Principles Put Patients First

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Patient advocacy organizations play an indispensable role in the biopharmaceutical development process: They help scientists and researchers better understand what it’s like to live with the diseases they’re trying to cure. That’s why BIO and our member companies are deeply committed to meaningful partnerships with patient advocacy organizations as we work to discover new medications to help patients live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Today, there are more than 250 biotechnology health care medications and Read More >

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Challenging Entrepreneurs to Heal the World

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The healthcare industry needs a refresh! Through improvements in medicine, sanitation and general living conditions, we’ve made great strides at fighting many of the maladies that have plagued humanity for centuries, lowering child mortality rates while increasing life spans by decades. Yet as a consequence of living longer, we’re facing new health issues and the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and , neurodegenerative,  metabolic and immunological diseases. Despite scientific advancements in many fields, insufficient progress Read More >

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Trust the Science, Not the Food Fad

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Multiple surveys and polls reveal most people know very little about GMOs, causing them to buy into expensive food fads. We’ve published a piece on the GMO Answers Forbes blog by Robert Wager, from Vancouver Island University, and Terry Daynard, farmer and former associate dean at University of Guelph, entitled, “GMOs: Trust The Science, Not The Food Fad.” Instead of focusing on what’s on the label, Robert and Terry urge consumers to understand what they Read More >

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