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Alzheimer’s Research: Where We’ve Failed and What’s To Come

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Alzheimer’s disease is a rapidly growing public health crisis. Today an estimated 5.4 million Americans live with the disease and, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, stop or slow Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may reach as high as 16 million people. What’s more, at a cost of $236 billion a year, Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the nation with an Read More >

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Closing the Gender Gap in Biotech through SBIR/STTR Funding

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Although progress has been made, there is no denying the biotech industry continues to have a large gender gap. Women hold only 16 percent of the senior management posts at the top pharma companies, and of senior executive positions at emerging companies — the 10 companies that raised most in venture capital A rounds in 2014 — only 12 (17 percent) were filled by women.* The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of Read More >

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

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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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2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH: “Patients and Researchers – Partners for Life”

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Rare Disease Day was established in 2008 in order to raise public awareness globally for rare and orphan diseases and shed light on the challenges that those who are affected by rare diseases face.  This year, Rare Disease Day appropriately fell on the rarest day of all – February 29. To help with this global effort, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and NIH Clinical Center annually hosts Read More >

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NIH Director Francis Collins Opens Day Two at BIO International Convention

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What happens when a hotel loses Francis Collins’ room reservation late on the eve before he is scheduled to speak at the BIO International Convention? He finds a way around the barriers and still manages to inspire, entertain and impress the masses the very next morning. Which may help describe his approach to personalized medicine to overcome barriers and surpass expectations. Collins shared his vision for transforming the practice of medicine through personalized medicine with Read More >

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