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Biotech IPO Window – Still Ajar?

IPO plans for Quark Pharmaceuticals were officially put on hold last week as markets continue to drop and investors shy away from risk. This is the fifth IPO withdrawal since June. Ambit, Agendia and Clarus cited market reasons for their withdrawals, and Advanced BioHealing sought a higher valuation exit via acquisition. Only one biotech IPO, Horizon Pharma, has made it out in the last six months. Of the nine biotech IPOs so far in 2011, Read More >

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Want a less abundant and more expensive food supply? Rally against biotech

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As millions of Americans struggle during these tough economic times, one thing we don’t have to worry about is food. Because of the wonderful work of our farmers, ranchers and growers, people in the United States don’t have to worry about whether there’s enough to eat. A recent USDA study suggested that just six to seven percent of our paychecks goes to the grocery store. American consumers spend less for their groceries than virtually anybody Read More >

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Biotechnology Industry Initiative to Improve U.S. Science Education

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By Bianca Blanks, Biotechnology Institute Industry responds to President’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign with “Scientists in the Classroom” initiative The Biotechnology Institute supports STEM education and has a vision to capture the imagination of youth, to inspire the next generation to learn life science and biotechnology, and transform society’s expectations so that all citizens may appreciate the importance of biotechnology to society. The Biotechnology Institute’s Scientists in the Classroom initiative is the life science industry’s Read More >

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The Burrill Report: Pushing Policies in a Changed Washington

The Burrill Report’s Daniel Levine talks to BIO’s Alan Eisenberg regarding recent fluctuations in the financial markets and the impact on public policy. Eisenberg discusses implementation of BIO’s legislative proposals and the outlook for the industry. BIO will be hosting the BIO Investor Forum to bring together industry leaders to discuss these recent developments that could have a major influence in helping to shape the future of biotechnology.

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State Deficits to Shrink & Taxes Drop – Good News for Biotech

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Forecasters at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2011 Legislative Summit expect a dramatic reduction of state deficits in the coming years, along with business-friendly tax-cuts. The projections are based on a survey of budget officials in all 50 states last month, said Corina Eckl, director of state services for NCSL. Eckl also noted an emerging trend in which state governors and legislatures are allowing for the expiration of temporary business taxes. Notably, the Michigan Business Read More >

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