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Corporate-Sponsored University Research Valuable for Further Innovation

SBIR Reauthorization Moves Forward

New research published in Nature, Technology Transfer: Industry-funded academic inventions boost innovation, provides data undermining “assumptions that corporate-funded academic research is less accessible and useful to others.” After reviewing empirical evidence covering 20 years of inventions in the University of California system the authors find that: “Corporate-sponsored research is surprisingly valuable for further innovation. Data collected over 20 years at nine campuses and three national laboratories administered by the University of California show that corporate-sponsored Read More >

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The Legacy of Norman Borlaug “Father of the Green Revolution” Lives On

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On March 25, Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In commemoration, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi jointly announced a ceremony to observe the famous Nobel Peace Prize winner on March 25 in the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. Dr. Borlaug was raised in a town called Cresco located Read More >

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Vaccines: Cold Case

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At the upcoming BIO International Convention, vaccines experts will come together to discuss key infectious diseases for which preventive vaccines have eluded researchers.  Panelists will discuss two “cold case” diseases where vaccines are currently in development.  Panelists will share new information related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and dengue fever vaccines.  The panel will review the ‘lessons learned,’ the impact new technologies have had on conquering these diseases and examine the recent efforts to develop Read More >

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Our Latest Convention Registration: Sir Richard Branson

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At BIO, we know that entrepreneurship and innovation is part of our industry’s lifeblood. It takes more than just a winning idea or a great product candidate to build a successful biotech company – it takes great leadership, a lot of hard work, a few sleepless nights, and a little bit of luck. That’s why I’m excited to announce that one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, Sir Richard Branson, will be joining us to Read More >

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Location Matters: San Diego, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and #BIO2014

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Yes, I am still going on about the NCAA tournament. The NCAA generally does a great job in pulling together a world class event. Part of that is accomplished by spreading the games out across the country – and rotating venues each year to continue to build buzz for event. This year – the people of Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane, Raleigh, San Antonio and St. Louis all get 2nd and 3rd round tournament games. But Read More >

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