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BIO 2015 to Welcome Veteran Journalist and Author Tom Brokaw

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Often considered one of the most respected voices in broadcast journalism, Tom Brokaw is a legend not only for his work with NBC News but also for his story-telling ability, namely with his best-selling book, The Greatest Generation. Tom Brokaw has spent his entire celebrated journalistic career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, Read More >

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GEN Ranks Top Ten U.S. Biopharma Clusters

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Yesterday, Alex Philippidis at Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News released their annual ranking of the top 10 U.S. biopharma clusters. To rank the clusers, five criteria are considered: NIH funding, venture capital funding, number of biotech patents awarded, lab space, and jobs. Landing the number 6 spot is the Greater Philadelphia region, home to this year’s BIO International Convention. From the report: The birthplace of independence saw a nice year-over-year increase in venture capital financing, Read More >

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Know Any Biotech Superheroes?

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Every day, countless men and women are working tirelessly to heal, fuel and feed the world using the tools of biotechnology. Thanks to their achievements, patients have enjoyed incredible medical advances in the past few decades. HIV, once a near-certain death sentence, is now a manageable chronic condition. Farmers around the globe are enjoying greater crop yields while using less land and pesticides thanks to GMO crops. And advanced biofuels provide us with cleaner fuel Read More >

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Philadelphia, Host to the BIO International Convention, Named a Top Travel Destination for 2015

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In a recent New York Times article, Philadelphia was ranked #3 amongst the top 52 travel destinations in 2015. And we at BIO could not agree more which is why we are particularly excited that Philadelphia will play host to the 2015 BIO International Convention. The City of Brotherly Love earned its high ranking through a series of projects that has transformed it “into in a hive of outdoor urban activity.”  From revitalized parks, river Read More >

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With the Return of the BIO International Convention, Philadelphia Looks to Become an Innovation Hub

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When the BIO International Convention was last in Philadelphia (2005), the region admittedly learned a lot about the biotech industry. Perhaps most importantly, the economic benefits powerhouse regions outside of Philadelphia reap with a strong biotech presence. “When BIO showed up, it allowed us to take into perspective other regions strong in biotechnology,” Russel Kaufman, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute and CEO Council for Growth board member explained. “Many regions that were biotech Read More >

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