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Webinar Today: Comparative Effectiveness Research

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As we continue to see new strides in biopharmaceutical innovation, there is increasing value in having more information on how specific treatments affect patients.  This is the intention behind comparative effectiveness research, which can play a critical role in health care decision-making. Later today, experts will be examining the relationship between comparative effectiveness research and the way health care decisions may be made in the future.  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) will be hosting a Read More >

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House Ag Committee Examines the Impacts of Mandatory GMO Labeling

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On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the House Full Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to examine the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. Witnesses included Dr. David B. Schmidt, President and CEO, International Food Information Council and Foundation, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Nina Federoff, Senior Science Advisor, OFW Law, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Joanna Lidback, Owner, The Farm at Wheeler Mountain, Westmore, VT; Mr. Lynn Clarkson, President, Clarkson Grain Company, Inc., Cerro Gordo, IL; Mr. Thomas Dempsey, CEO, Snack Food Read More >

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BIO Deputy General Counsel Testifies on Patent Reform

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On Wednesday, March 18, BIO’s Deputy Counsel for Intellectual Property, Hans Sauer, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding proposed reforms to the current U.S. patent system. The hearing was a chance for the Judiciary committee to listen to experts on what should be done to halt misuse of the patent system. In his remarks, Mr. Sauer noted that while BIO appreciates efforts by Congress to curb patent troll abuses, some of Read More >

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BIO Announces Plenary Program for 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotech

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Today, BIO announced that executives from the biofuels, renewable chemical, and airline industries will discuss technology breakthroughs, business partnerships and sustainability initiatives during plenary programs at BIO’s 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Industrial biotechnology is revolutionizing the way we live by transitioning us from a petroleum-based economy to a bio-based economy,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “The Plenary Program for the 2015 World Congress will look Read More >

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BIO Asia International Conference Kicks Off Today

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The 12th Annual BIO Asia International Conference kicks off today (or tomorrow based on your time zone). The conference features private, pre-arranged one-on-one meetings between senior-level executives, using BIO’s proprietary, state-of-the-art computer software. The format and selective nature of the conference makes this the premier dedicated biotech partnering event in Asia and an unrivaled opportunity to meet with the leading international pharmaceutical and biotech companies in one place at one time. To see the most Read More >

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