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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: Arytha Biosciences

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Next month in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through Read More >

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BIO 2015 to Feature Legendary Musician Wynton Marsalis

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With only 19 more days to go until BIO Convention 2015, BIO is excited to announce today that legendary musician Wynton Marsalis will participate in our first-ever evening Keynote at this year’s Convention!  Marsalis will be interviewed by broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer at Philadelphia’s Convention Center on June 17th. Marsalis is known as the first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum – everything from jazz’s New Orleans roots to bebop Read More >

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Monday, June 15th Declared “BIO Superhero Day” in Philadelphia

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On Thursday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared Monday, June 15th “BIO Superhero Day” in the City of Philadelphia in honor of the BIO International Convention’s Everyday Superhero contest, which celebrates the contributions of the men and women of biotechnology who work tirelessly each day to heal, fuel and feed the world. Joining Jim and Mayor Nutter were Pennsylvania Bio President Chris Molineaux, Philadelphia Convention Visitor’s Bureau President Jack Ferguson, and Molly Gatto, Director of Program Services Read More >

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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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