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Rep. Upton and DeGette Will Discuss 21st Century Cures Initiative at BIO CEO

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The biotech industry answers the call for 21st Century Cures to revolutionize the drug development enterprise and ensure that patients fully realize the benefits of modern advancements in biomedical science and genomics. The 17th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will host U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R – MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D – CO), Chief Deputy Whip for a fireside chat which will be moderated by Read More >

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Updated Legal and Regulatory Frameworks Needed for Biosimilars

Jim Greenwood

Biosimilars raise novel and complex questions of science and law that require updated legal and regulatory frameworks. We call on the FDA to release final guidance on processes and scientific criteria for the approval of biosimilars, outline its approach to naming and labeling, and clarify its conditions for determining a biosimilar to be interchangeable with its reference biological. There has been positive momentum recently, however, we believe the appropriate way to develop policy on such Read More >

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Cervical Health Awareness Month: 5 Things You Need to Know about HPV

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Approximately 79 million Americans have HPV (human papillomavirus), which is a major cause of cervical cancer. HPVs are a group of more than 150 related viruses. More than 40 of these viruses can be easily spread through direct skin-to-skin contact. Most infections with high-risk HPVs do not cause cancer. Many HPV infections disappear within two years, but infections lasting several years may increase the risk of developing cancer. High-risk HPV infection accounts for approximately five Read More >

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Attacks on Venture Philanthropy Miss Mark Badly

Jim Greenwood

In a highly problematic op-ed in today’s New York Times, freelance journalist Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones attacked venture philanthropy and patient foundation funding of medical research, which has become a valuable source of funding for diseases which may not otherwise receive research dollars. Venture philanthropy organizations bring a singular focus and drive to the process of getting promising therapies from the laboratory bench to the patient as quickly and efficiently as possible, bringing hope – and results – to Read More >

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Is Corn Really Used in That?

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Can you live a GMO free life? GMO Answers Independent Expert Sarah Schultz answers this exact question in a recent post on from her Nurse Loves Farmer blog. Sarah highlights that the use of GMOs in everyday products goes far beyond their commonly known role in food production. “Did you know corn is not just used for human consumption or for livestock feed? Those are just a couple of the 4200+ uses of corn. Over four Read More >

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