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Grow it Here, Make it Here, Create Jobs

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Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, president and CEO of MichBio, and Pete Pellerito, senior policy consultant at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), submitted a great op-ed to The Hill which highlighted the Farm Bill Energy Title Programs. In Grow it Here, Make it Here, and Create Jobs, Rapundalo and Pellerito argued how the United States should “combine its strengths in agriculture and manufacturing and leverage them with new technology, such as biotechnology, to grow our economy and jobs”: “That Read More >

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Debunking the Biotech Bubble Talk

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The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) has been on a wild ride in 2014 with a 20 percent gain in the first two months, a 24 percent drop from late February to mid-April, and a rebound of 16 percent off April lows by early June. This recent sell-off follows a 130 percent gain over the last three years and the debut of 100 biotech IPOs, leading some investors to ask if the recent sell-off is the Read More >

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Countdown to BIO 2014: San Diego Highlights

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With the 2014 BIO International Convention only six days away, now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun: what to do, what to see, and where to go. San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. Below are just a few recommendations of things to Read More >

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New Legislation Would Stimulate Investment in Innovation

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Today, the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) applauds Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Ron Kind (D-WI) for introducing H.R. 4855, the Partnerships to Advance Revolutionary Technology and Novel Entrepreneurial Research (PARTNER) Act.  This bill would support early-stage research by incentivizing investment in R&D-focused small businesses. The PARTNER Act would allow companies to partner with their investors on a specific research project or pipeline.  Only start-up and small companies Read More >

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Thinking About Printing in the 4th Dimension

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing is used to manufacture everything from guns to guitars—and even underwear. The next big thing could be 4D printing. This adds time to the mix by using smart materials that transform themselves into finished articles under different conditions. Some of the most powerful early applications of 4D may be in biotechnology and medicine. “Stents, compression structures and drug delivery mechanisms could be printed and programmed to transform themselves directly in situ,” explains Read More >

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