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Innovation Is… with Doug Doerfler of MaxCyte

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The term innovation is thrown around more often than Peyton Manning’s name during Fantasy Football season. But if any industry can truly capture the essence of innovation, it is the biotech industry. Innovation is inherent in what we do – from curing or treating illnesses that were once considered a death sentence to feeding a growing population to helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil through the production of biofuels. But what is innovation, Read More >

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Washington State Voters Rightly Reject I-522 Food Labeling Proposal

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False Scare Tactics Fail to Deter Voters As noted on the Washington state general election page, results revealed that 45.16% of voters were in favor of the initiative, while 54.84% of voters rejected the initiative, thus ending one of the most historically expensive battles over a state mandate. If enacted, Initiative 522 would have required the labeling of genetically engineered foods, as defined in the measure, on the packaging of raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, Read More >

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South Carolina Governor Haley at SCBIO Conference

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BIO’s allied organization in South Carolina will be hosting their third annual conference later this month. SCBIO will be hosting the state’s top chief executive Gov. Nikki Haley as the keynote speaker, along with global biotech financier and analyst G. Steven Burrill. “The Governor played such a critical role in recruiting Nephron and Spirit Pharmaceuticals to the state, her coming signals the significance of this sector, ” said Tom McLean, Chairman of SCBIO. “We also want Read More >

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Kansas City Area Summit Brings together CROs

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The Kansas City region is home to 200 life science companies employing more than 20,000 people on both sides of the state line. Those kind of numbers put the area on the map as being a significant industry leading hub for drug development, diagnostics, clinical research, and animal health. Amid this growing biotech industry hub are 90 contract research organization, or CROs as we call them, which provide research services outsourced on a contract basis. Read More >

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“Claims vs. Facts,” TV Ads Expose the Truths Behind I-522”

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Come time November 6th, the Washington state ballot will be officially closed to voters and a ruling on I-522 will have been formally decided.  To provide Washington State voters with a distinct view into the recent initiative requiring the labeling of Genetically Engineered (GE) foods or foods containing GE ingredients, the NO on 522 campaign launched a television ad campaign clarifying the reality behind I-522.  Their messaging is clear, concise and accurate, “522 would burden farmers, Read More >

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