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#BIO2016 Keynote: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

Seal of the President of the U.S.

Who will be the next president of the United States was the topic of Wednesday’s keynote at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. This year’s unique panel of experts provided one of a kind insight into who will likely be the 2016 Presidential Election winner. The esteemed panel of speakers included: Candy Crowley, Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN Stephanie Cutter, Top Political Strategist, Senior Advisor to President Obama and CNN Political Commentator Read More >

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My Keynote Address at the 2016 BIO International Convention


Yesterday, the voters of California had their say. The general election is upon us. It’s Clinton vs. Trump. Fasten your seat belts, folks. This election is going to be fascinating, but it’s not going to be pretty. Today, we turn to politics, and more specifically, the intersection between politics and policy. In a few minutes, we’ll hear from three Washington veterans. They’ll preview a race for the White House that figures to be unlike anything Read More >

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Janet Napolitano and Jim Greenwood Talk Innovation, Homeland Security, and Politics at #BIO2016 Fireside Chat


Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, emphasized the need for research at every level, while also touching upon homeland security issues like the Zika virus and the current presidential election during a fireside chat yesterday with Jim Greenwood at the 2016 BIO International Convention. At the University of California “we teach for California, but we research for the world,” Napolitano explained to Greenwood when he asked about the challenges the university faced in Read More >

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Achieving Healthcare Sustainability: Can we Move from “Value” to “Predictability”?


Drug costs are one of largest healthcare concerns across the American political spectrum. But drug costs, pricing, spending and value are not the same thing, panelists emphasized during the BIO International Convention Tuesday afternoon. Session moderator Susan Garfield, principal at EY, challenged herself to refrain from using the term “value,” to foster a discussion about “predictability:” if we can better predict outcomes, can we better allocate healthcare resources? The challenge is that innovation breeds a lot of Read More >

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Shifting CAR-Ts Into a Higher Gear

Moving Inside the Beltway: Brief Health Roundup

After a three-year run-up of mounting excitement over CAR-T therapies comes crunch time. Over the next 12 to 18 months the first couple of leading CAR-T projects could be filed for US approval, and one of them might even secure regulatory go-ahead – if its manufacturer’s expectations are realistic. Some analysts are forecasting blockbuster sales and seeing CAR-T becoming standard therapy in certain relapsed cancers, based on early data that – in certain patients – Read More >

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