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Location Matters: San Diego, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and #BIO2014

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Yes, I am still going on about the NCAA tournament. The NCAA generally does a great job in pulling together a world class event. Part of that is accomplished by spreading the games out across the country – and rotating venues each year to continue to build buzz for event. This year – the people of Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane, Raleigh, San Antonio and St. Louis all get 2nd and 3rd round tournament games. But Read More >

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Bracket Time: Going with Your Head or Your Heart?

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It is a big week for college basketball fans. The NCAA selection committee has made its picks. The play-in round (and much of the second round) of the NCAA has been set – and it is time to finalize those brackets. While I do not encourage anyone to take time away from planning their trip to San Diego for the 2014 BIO International Convention – if you need help in finishing your bracket – I Read More >

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Always Learning: Networking Opportunities at the BIO International Convention

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After we wrapped up our last BIO International Convention – we took the time to convene focus groups made up of BIO members, convention attendees, exhibitors and others – to find out what they thought of the event. It is always interesting to get advice back from folks about things you care about – sometimes it is flattering, other times it can open your eyes to issues you had not previously thought about. When we Read More >

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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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