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Sir Richard Branson Inspires Crowd Cuts Up with Jim Greenwood

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Though Sir Richard Branson clowned from the get-go, BIO CEO Jim Greenwood earned the first great laugh from the BIO 2014 keynote luncheon audience. Having detailed Branson’s swashbuckling entrepreneurship style (more than 400 companies under his Virgin umbrella), as well as adventures attempting world-firsts crossing oceans in boats and balloons, he asked his keynote guest why he’d never started a biotech firm: “Just never had the guts, huh?” challenged Greenwood. Famous for starting a successful Read More >

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Wanted: Tax Policies to Support Innovation

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Innovative small businesses work to advance research, development, and manufacturing of technologies to help solve economic, environmental, and societal challenges. The Coalition of Small Business Innovators is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small companies focusing on the development of transformative, life-changing new technologies. Small business innovators are working every day to solve the greatest challenges facing our society – whether it’s finding a cure for cancer, developing Read More >

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De-Mystifying Trade Agreements

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To many people in our industry, international trade agreements may seem like esoteric documents that have little relevance to the day-to-day workings of a research-based, innovative enterprise. After all, aren’t these agreements more about the cross-border trade of big-ticket goods like autos and wheat than they are about new, cutting edge technologies? Well, actually no. Those who have been paying close attention know that these agreements define many of the underlying rules of the road Read More >

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Wednesday Keynote Luncheon

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Wednesday Keynote Luncheon Today noon-1:30 Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her “smart power” approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Read More >

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The Most Linked In Man in Biotech Retires after 35 Years

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The biotech world loses one of its preeminent titans of business development this year with the retirement of Chris Yochim. Variously dubbed “the face of AstraZeneca”, “Mr. Conference”, and other monikers as colorful as his dress shirts, Chris concludes a career spanning 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Trained as a pharmacologist, he contributed to the identification of several candidate compounds that are marketed drugs today, but more than anything else, Chris is known as Read More >

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