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Everyone is Engaging with China’s Biotech Industry, Including BIO

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Countries all over the world are recognizing the importance of biotechnology to their economies, the health and well-being of their citizens, their food supply and their ability to generate clean energy. Nearly every major country has adopted programs to generate a homegrown biotechnology sector and the well-paying jobs it supports. China is no exception. China has included biotechnology as one of seven strategic priorities for scientific and technological development in its 12th Five-Year Plan and Read More >

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The Hill: Innovation-focused tax reform for U.S. global competitiveness

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The Hill Blog published an op-ed by Geoff Davis on ‘Innovation-focused tax reform for U.S. global competitiveness.’ Davis, a former member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which has responsibility for writing our nation’s tax laws,  urges policymakers to support innovative, research-intensive businesses by encouraging private investment as they move towards tax reform. As he states, “If the U.S. is to remain competitive in the global economy, we need to make sure there are policies Read More >

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New BIO Survey on Effective FDA – Sponsor Communication During Drug Development

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BIO is surveying members on their interactions with the FDA during the various stages of drug development prior to submitting an NDA/BLA. The survey can be accessed here. In an increasingly competitive and fiscally-constrained environment, it is more important than ever for all stakeholders to work together to promote effective R&D for innovative medicines. This initial survey is designed to assist in the implementation of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V) program on Read More >

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Ellmers’ Cancer Bill Marks 100 Co-Sponsors

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Today, Congresswoman Ellmers announced that 100 bipartisan cosponsors have signed on to support her bill – The Cancer Patients Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1416). The bill aims to ‘protect cancer patients from the harmful effects of the misallocated sequestration cuts.’  The bill also protects patients suffering from other diseases too.  In a statement from the Congresswoman, she points out that the focus of sequestration is to reduce spending, but treating patients in hospitals is Read More >

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Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Preeminent researchers from around the world gathered recently to tackle the science behind one of medicine’s toughest problems – Alzheimer’s – and elevating the disease as a top global priority. The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) – a coalition of corporations from the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, finance, and healthcare – hosted a dinner during the Alzheimer’s Association International Convention (AAIC) in Boston. The CEOi had already taken strides to achieve this Read More >

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