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MassBio Releases Statement Following Cost Trends Hearings


MassBio issues this statement, following the Massachusetts’ Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) hearing earlier this week on the cost and value of health care cost trends. BIO stands with MassBio in our commitment to addressing the true cost and value of innovative medical therapies and their place within cost containment efforts across the entire healthcare system today. Innovation in biopharmaceuticals saves lives. It also saves money. Every reduced hospital stay, every surgery avoided, every inoculation can help reduce Read More >

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“Why University-Industry Collaborations in Biotechnology Matter”

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Last week, GMO Answers published a piece on the GMO Answers Forbes blog by Anthony M. Boccanfuso, president of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership. The blog was is titled “Why University-Industry Collaborations in Biotechnology Matter” and provides an overview of university-industry collaborations and how they are creating innovation. “Collaboration encourages the transfer of university research findings into innovative products that can benefit society and stimulate economic growth.” – Boccanfuso Read here in its entirety Mr. Boccanfuso’s blog Why Read More >

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Wall Street Journal: Patients Deserve Better


In case you missed it, The Wall Street Journal published my Letter to the Editor this morning.  I make the point that the problem isn’t innovative new treatments from America’s biopharma industry but rather the complex web of health-insurance schemes patients must navigate to access needed medicines. Here is the text of the letter: “Innovative treatments and cures have radically transformed how we treat disease—saving and improving lives and providing tremendous benefits to patients and Read More >

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New Brazilian Biodiversity Law Provides Opportunities for Innovation

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Brazil has a large share of the world’s biodiversity, which can be better explored since the new Act. No 13.123/15, recently sanctioned by the President. This law implements measures that can contribute to greater access to Brazilian biodiversity and change the current scenario of innovation originated from natural products. Researchers from the main Brazilian research centers use different plant extracts aiming the identification of compounds with potential use in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, agriculture, among Read More >

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Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Winners Attending the BIO 2015 World Congress

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Every year since 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors companies which use innovative efforts to tackle climate change with their Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge. This year two of the award recipients will be attending BIO’s 2015 World Congress! LanzaTech Inc. and Renmatix, both of which are BIO members, won awards for Greener Synthetic Pathways and Small Business, respectively. LanzaTech, based in Skokie, Illinois, was recognized for their Gas Fermentation Process which uses microbes Read More >

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