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Our commitments to help heal, fuel and feed the world

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By Stephen Sherwin, Former Chairman of BIO All of us who have chosen careers in biotech began our journey because we passionately believe in the ability of our industry to improve the human condition. For many of us, this means devoting our career to improving the treatment of incurable diseases. For others, this means employing the power of biotech to provide high-quality and healthy food for everyone on this planet. And, for still others it Read More >

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Five international biotech countries to watch

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Scientific American released their third annual WorldView: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at the 2011 BIO International Convention which includes a Bio Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard reviews individual country biotechnology programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. Based on the results of the Bio Innovation Scorecard, here’s our list of 5 biotechs to watch: 5.  Malaysia: Ranking third in the world for the best Enterprise Support of its biotech industry by Scientific American’s Read More >

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Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology to Cure Disease and Save Lives

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The other day I came across an article discussing vaccinations and the author mentioned his 15-year-old son asking him: “Dad, what’s polio?” Many of us are old enough to remember a time when polio struck fear and caused suffering for millions.  Today, at least in the developed world, polio is something kids have to ask their parents to explain to them. Imagine someday, our grandchildren asking us, “What was cancer?” How great would that be? Read More >

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Building the Case for Biotechnology Booksigning Today at BIO

Thanks to Yali (BIO Official Blogger) for reminding us that Mark Ahn, Michael Alvarez, and Anne York, the editors of Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business will be signing books today at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington DC from 3:00-4:30 pm in the BIO bookstore.

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BIO CEO Jim Greenwood in Washington Business Journal

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Jeff Porro’s recent article, “Speaking to Rise”, in the Washington Business Journal features an interview with Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO, Jim Greenwood. Jim will be giving the keynote address for this year’s BIO International Convention in DC June 27-30, and suggests that the best way to discuss difficult topics like biotechnology is to “put a human face on the subject matter” and to make the material relatable to the audience. When addressing Read More >

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