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UK Bioscience Forum: Confronting Common Challenges

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This week, BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood delivered a plenary address to attendees at the UK Bioscience Forum in London, England. Below are excerpts from his speech: We can work together to build the right framework to support innovation. From the way we fund research, to how we protect innovations, to how we attract investment and streamline regulatory approval. The UK has the right innovation ecosystem in place to grow as a global biotech Read More >

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Greenwood Tells House Ag Subcommittee: Farm Bill Energy Programs Are Working

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The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry held its final hearing today on the 2012 Farm Bill. Testimony focused on Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Energy and Forestry Programs. BIO’s President & CEO Jim Greenwood joined the panel testifying about Farm Bill energy programs along with Ryan Stroschein, Agriculture Energy Coalition; Steve Reinford, Reinford Farms Inc.; Jerry Taylor, MFA Oil; and Gary Haer, National Biodiesel Board. “Farm Bill energy programs are working and BIO Read More >

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Patent Reform Inches Closer to Becoming Law

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Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture for The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, bringing it one step closer to becoming law.  When the Senate reconvenes in September, patent reform will be at the top of the agenda. In his comments on the Congressional compromise on the debt ceiling, President Obama included patent reform in the list of action needed to stimulate the economy and create jobs: “Through patent reform, we Read More >

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Beyond the Buzz: Post-Show Report

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Behind the scenes at BIO we can now take a moment to reflect on last week’s event and imagine what attendees will take away and remember about this year’s Convention. Based on the consistently positive feedback we received, it is indeed difficult to narrow it down! Many attendees told us that the program was the strongest to date and that there was ‘something for everyone’ within the 15 tracks and more than 125 breakout sessions. Read More >

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Biotechnology – Creating a positive political and social environment

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“I think it’s important that government stands up for proper science,” Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said during the Tuesday keynote luncheon at the 2001 BIO International Convention. “You know I had a lot of battles over this when I was prime minister – with various groups.” This was a familiar story to many of the attendees who regularly face a number of social and political hurdles in bringing their innovative products to market: Read More >

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