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The Value of Lifesaving Medicines: How Best To Define and Communicate The Innovations In Biopharmaceuticals


One of BIO’s central goals is to promote the value of innovation in lifesaving medicines and what that means for the public at-large. At Day 1 of the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, attendees gathered to hear more about how best to communicate this vital mission. “Defining and Communication Medical Innovation Value for the Long Term” was moderated by Al Jackson, of Spectrum Science Communications and featured panelists Lambert van der Walde of UnitedHealth Read More >

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FDA Commissioner Califf to Industry at #BIO2016: Talk to Patients


Industry should work with patients and their advocates to better understand their experiences, what they’re looking for in a therapy, and their tolerance for risk, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf emphasized during a fireside chat at the BIO International Convention this afternoon. For the past few years FDA has been meeting with patients and patient advocates to better understand their diseases and medical problems and asking them where regulatory efforts should be Read More >

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The U.S. Department of Defense returns to the BIO Convention in 2016


The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), a program within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is returning to the BIO International Convention this year and looking to collaborate with biopharmaceutical companies through innovative contracting arrangements that support partnerships throughout the drug development life cycle. Two programs, the Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capabilities (ADMC) and the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP) are on site to discuss how other transactional authority (OTA) agreements can Read More >

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Imagine How Much Faster We Could Address Emerging Infections Like Zika and Dengue If We Worked Even Better Together


In just a few months, Brazil will host the 2016 Olympics, the most competitive global athletic event of the year.  But another important race for the people of that country–and millions more around the world–has already begun.  BIO members and others across the public health community are aiming to break vaccine development records to find solutions for unpredictable diseases like Zika and dengue.  Both produce a devastating impact on tropical and subtropical countries like Brazil, Read More >

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Science Committee Hearing Examines the “Science of Zika”

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From yellow fever, to dengue fever, to Nile Virus – humans are constantly under siege from new mosquito-transmitted diseases.” – House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to examine the science of the Zika virus and the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the disease. During the “Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic,” experts testified on the science Read More >

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