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Emerging Company Policy Deconstructed: Fostering Innovation Act (H.R. 2629)

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In a nutshell: Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2629, the Fostering Innovation Act, to update SEC filing status classifications for public companies and help ease regulatory burdens on emerging companies and reduce the bureaucratic hurdles and red tape that lengthen the time to bring cures from discovery to patient. Why you should care: SEC Rule 12b-2 establishes three classifications for public companies to determine their filing status, which include large accelerated filers (companies with Read More >

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BIO Joins Partners for Healthy Dialogues

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently joined the Partners for Healthy Dialogues effort. Dialogues+ had the opportunity to ask Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, about why BIO joined the effort, the importance of collaboration and preparing for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. “BIO and our members support transparency in the life science industry and in the relationships between industry and physicians. We also strongly believe in the value of such relationships for the Read More >

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J.Craig Venter Carries BIO into the Second Half of its Pacific Rim Summit

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on a media call to announce a new Department of Navy Farm to Fleet initiative. Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Mabus will highlight the benefits of advanced biofuels to create jobs in rural America and to ensure a dependable, domestic fuel supply for our nation’s military. The conference call for the Navy/USDA biofuel procurement announcement was originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 but Read More >

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BIO President & CEO Presents Dr. Cohen With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Last week, Jim Greenwood, President & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), attended the 10th Annual BayBio Pantheon Ceremony, where he presented Dr. Stanley N. Cohen with the BayBio Lifetime Achievement DiNA Award for his contributions to making a transformative difference within the life science industry. The event was attended by more than 600 biotechnology innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, elected officials and policy leaders. Dr. Cohen’s groundbreaking work with Dr. Herbert Boyer is widely credited Read More >

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BIO Celebrates Day One of its 2013 Pacific Rim Summit

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On Monday, December 09, 2013, BIO kicked off its Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy with five track sessions showcasing the latest innovative technologies in feedstocks, renewable chemical platforms, advanced biofuels and synthetic biology and algae and marine biotechnology.  Monday’s sessions of note included Optimizing Algae Production for Beneficial Bioproducts, Production of Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels from Cellulosic Biomass, and Renewable Chemicals and Consumer Products.    Moderated by Jim Flatt of Synthetic Genomics, Optimizing Read More >

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