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California Continues Responsible Support for Interchangeability of Biologic Drugs

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Yesterday, California’s State Assembly Committee on Appropriations took another decisive step when they unanimously voted in support of the revised SB 598 by recommending it back to the full Assembly after minor modifications. This is another important step taken by the California State Legislature to ensure patients and physicians who are managing chronic conditions are made fully aware of which biologic drug is ultimately administered by the pharmacist. When battling a serious disease, patients, physicians Read More >

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Governors Share Best Practices on Bringing Biotech Jobs to their States

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With the state competition for biotech jobs in full force at the BIO International Convention, BIO released its Bioscience Economic Development report yesterday to a standing room only crowd that came to hear Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Director of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Jack Lavin share their insights on attracting and growing the biotech industry within their states. Common themes quickly emerged around Read More >

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Maryland Awards $1 Million to Five Biotech Small Businesses

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In effort to spur commercialization and advance treatments for cancer and other diseases, the Maryland Biotechnology Center (MBC) announced earlier this month that it awarded a total of $1 million to five promising life sciences companies through its Biotechnology Commercialization Awards and Translational Research awards. The companies, which received up to $200,000 each, will use the funding to advance cancer therapies, ensure food safety, more quickly detect infectious disease and develop more efficient cardiac repair. Read More >

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Biotech is a Cornerstone of New Orleans’ Economic Renaissance

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New Orleans shows the signs of a city reborn from the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina.  The changes in the city’s infrastructure and building projects have certainly been among them.  The Crescent City reached a milestone in its renaissance last June when the New Orleans BioInnovation Center opened for business. The center is a 65,000-square foot biotech business incubator created to foster entrepreneurship within the New Orleans bioscience community and help commercialize technologies developed at Read More >

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State Biotech Advocates Share Best Practices

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Last week the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) held its annual retreat in Austin, TX, where 42 different state-based bioscience advocacy organization gathered to discuss legislative and regulatory best practices that support bioscience industry development. More than 90 invited participants engaged in discussions covering the topics of economic development initiatives, upcoming federal and state legislative industry priorities, and advocacy campaigns in the digital era. BIO’s State Government Relations team would like to once again Read More >

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