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Location Matters: San Diego, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and #BIO2014

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Yes, I am still going on about the NCAA tournament. The NCAA generally does a great job in pulling together a world class event. Part of that is accomplished by spreading the games out across the country – and rotating venues each year to continue to build buzz for event. This year – the people of Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Spokane, Raleigh, San Antonio and St. Louis all get 2nd and 3rd round tournament games. But Read More >

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My First Blog Entry: An Enlivened Biotech Industry and BIO International Convention

Scott Whitaker

While Washington, DC struggles with yet another round of cold temperatures, inside the halls of BIO, we have turned the heat up and are working hard to make many exciting changes to the 2014 BIO International Convention in SUNNY San Diego. It is more than just California dreaming – our team has been breaking a sweat responding to all of the early registrations for this year’s event (it is how they get into convention shape). Read More >

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Bioscience’s Bright Spots


According to Business Xpansion Journal, biotech is still big business and partnerships lead to profit. And BIO agrees. “In the past several years, it has become more important than ever for those in our industry to form partnerships and collaborations,” says Fritz Bittenbender, executive vice president, external affairs, BIO. “Big pharma, small biotechs, universities, investors, patient groups, the NIH – everyone is recognizing that success is only achieved by working with others. One place we’ve seen this Read More >

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BIO 2013 Pacific Rim Summit Ends with a Look at Natural Gas


This year marked the first time in the event’s eight year history that it was held in California. With 400 attendees present, BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit had a record number of exhibitors, poster presenters, and media present. BIO concluded its summit with a robust plenary titled, The Golden Age of Gas, moderated by Jonathan Burbaum, Program Director at ARPA-E, panelists consisted of the Laurel Harmon, VP of Government Relations, Lanzatech, Alan Shaw, Chairman of the Board, Read More >

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Kick-Off Planning for San Diego Convention


The BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego is just around the corner. With that in mind, we kicked planning efforts into high gear the week before Thanksgiving. The week started with a press conference featuring Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, BIO International Convention President Scott Whitaker, Convention Center President Carol Wallace, and Biocom President and CEO Joe Panetta. After that, productive meetings were held with the convention Steering, Program and Host Committees, as well as Read More >

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