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Gov. backing required for biotechnologies to meet development challenges

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“We have to push through our policy barriers in order to continue supporting the economic growth of our rural economies in the United States and around the world.” The sentiment behind that statement made by BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood was shared by the speakers and attendees at today’s Leadership Summit which took place at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  The participants addressed the economic obstacles and environmental impacts for biotechnologies in transforming how Read More >

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Broadcasting live from the 2011 BIO International Convention exhibition floor

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If you find yourself meandering through the Canadian Pavillion on the 2011 BIO International Convention exhibition floor, keep your eyes peeled for the man with the funny looking microphone sitting behind a bright red laptop. Stop to chat with Mike Spear, from Genome Alberta, and you might end up streaming live on BIORadio. During the convention, Mike is live streaming a radio show available on the Genome Alberta homepage. When the Canadian Pavilion opens, he Read More >

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The Future of Biotech: National BioGENEius Challenge Winners Announced

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A number of high school students and their parents were on the edge of their seats last night, during the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge Awards Banquet, waiting to hear the names of the 10 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge winners. The U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge is a competition where winners of the At-Large and Local BioGENEius Challenges compete and present their research posters and oral presentations in front of a panel of judges. The winners will Read More >

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Biotech and the deficit: CNBC interview at the 2011 BIO International Convention

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As budget talks aimed at raising the federal debt ceiling move to the presidential level this week, CNBC came to the 2011 BIO International Convention to interview BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood about the role biotech can play in lowering the U.S. budget deficit. “There are 10,000 baby boomers entering Medicare every day. What if fewer of them were sick? What if fewer of them had cardiovascular disease and cancer and Alzheimer’s and diabetes?” Read More >

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If Biotech Builds…Will Financers Come?

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: In many countries, it’s easy to get the health minister to understand the value of introducing a vaccine and related healthcare training and therapies to his or her population. It’s another thing to get the finance minister to buy into the effort. But healthcare education and training have made and continue to make great inroads into this area. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an Read More >

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