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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: GlobeImmune, Inc.

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The BIO Investor Forum will be here before we know it, and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the companies who will be presenting at the 10th anniversary event. In our first Company Snapshot, hear from Timothy C. Rodell, the President and Chief Executive Officer of GlobeImmune, Inc.   Company Snapshot Q: What are the short-term and long-term priorities for your company? Short term – in oncology, completing the GI-4000 phase Read More >

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“Contagion” Portrays Our Vulnerability to a Global Pandemic

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Earlier this month, the movie Contagion opened in theaters. With a star-studded cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow, this action-thriller about the spread of a deadly virus is sure to attract a large audience. While Hollywood has been known to alter or exaggerate the facts to enhance the storyline, it is reported that Steven Soderbergh and his team aimed to realistically portray a pandemic. As Matt Damon stated in an IMDb interview, Read More >

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Pathogens and the Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity

          Some nations have argued that the recent Nagoya Protocol of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) includes pathogens. The inclusion of pathogens in the Nagoya Protocol could adversely affect the world’s ability to control outbreaks of infectious disease.  The following reasons demonstrate why pathogens are not and should not be included in the Nagoya Protocol. Contrary to the Mission of the CBD: The three main objectives of the CBD are; “The conservation of biological Read More >

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