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Sickle Cell Anemia: Three ways to help end it

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Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common genetic disease in the United States. It affects more than 80,000 people in America and the trait for the disease is known to be carried by one in 12 African Americans. For those living with the disease, suffering from a sickle cell crisis can be debilitating, reducing a person into a state of intense pain, which often means trips to the hospital that typically last six days. There Read More >

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Beware the Liability Gaps in Biotechnology M&As

Mike Yeager, Senior Underwriting Specialist, Chubb Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a source of growth for the biotechnology industry. Even the financial crisis has not significantly slowed this trend. In fact, a weakened global economy may have further fueled consolidation as biotechnology companies sought additional efficiencies in R&D, procurement or administration. Since many biotechnology companies have complex corporate structures—some with hundreds of subsidiaries—executives at acquiring companies recognize that along with the benefits of the Read More >

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The Global Biotech Industry Comes to BIO

The world’s largest biotech hubs are busy planning their delegations’ visits to the BIO International Convention next month. The international program at the Convention will be one of the most robust to date, with International Case Studies, breakout sessions focused on globalization and Super Sessions focused on the emerging markets. BIOtechNOW is profiling a few of the top delegations to give you a preview*: Australia: Australia’s biotech sector, along with the broader Australian economy, performed Read More >

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World Health Day: The Global Impact of Vaccines

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As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines represent one of the most important global health investments. The investment of time, money and dedication has brought enormous benefits to the world. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. Biotechnology is helping us improve existing vaccines and create new vaccines against infectious agents. Read More >

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Patent Reform Bill good for Biotech

Patent Reform Passes the Senate and Moves to the House   Posted by Roy Zwahlen, manager of intellectual property and technology transfer policy at BIO. On March 8th, the Senate approved the America Invents Act (S. 23) by an overwhelming vote of 95-5.  BIO supports this bipartisan, consensus-oriented bill, formerly known as the Patent Reform Act of 2011.  Once enacted into law, it will strengthen and improve our nation’s patent system, spurring innovation and job creation. Patents are often Read More >

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