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My First Blog Entry: An Enlivened Biotech Industry and BIO International Convention

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While Washington, DC struggles with yet another round of cold temperatures, inside the halls of BIO, we have turned the heat up and are working hard to make many exciting changes to the 2014 BIO International Convention in SUNNY San Diego. It is more than just California dreaming – our team has been breaking a sweat responding to all of the early registrations for this year’s event (it is how they get into convention shape). Read More >

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More than a Quarter of 2013 US-Based Biotech IPOs Call California Home

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And of those 39 US-based biotech companies, five of them are from San Diego, highlighting the region’s growing importance as hub for the biotech and life science industries. According to a recently authored BIO article in the Union Tribune San Diego, there are several reasons at play for the strong public offerings – enactment of the JOBS Act, an eager investor market and increasing regulatory transparency resulting from PDUFA V. As powerful as the JOBS Read More >

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Bioscience’s Bright Spots

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According to Business Xpansion Journal, biotech is still big business and partnerships lead to profit. And BIO agrees. “In the past several years, it has become more important than ever for those in our industry to form partnerships and collaborations,” says Fritz Bittenbender, executive vice president, external affairs, BIO. “Big pharma, small biotechs, universities, investors, patient groups, the NIH – everyone is recognizing that success is only achieved by working with others. One place we’ve seen this Read More >

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Kick-Off Planning for San Diego Convention

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The BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego is just around the corner. With that in mind, we kicked planning efforts into high gear the week before Thanksgiving. The week started with a press conference featuring Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, BIO International Convention President Scott Whitaker, Convention Center President Carol Wallace, and Biocom President and CEO Joe Panetta. After that, productive meetings were held with the convention Steering, Program and Host Committees, as well as Read More >

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Fighting Blindness through Sound Investments in Research

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Since 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised more than half a billion dollars in support of its mission to put an end to retinal diseases. Those diseases affect more than 10 million Americans at risk of vision impairment, legal blindness or total blindness. Because age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the diseases we target, is the leading cause of blindness in people over 55, and because the Baby Boomer population is aging, that number Read More >

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