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#BIOABS16 Will Highlight Biotech Solutions to Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases


More than 60 percent of infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals, and 75 percent of the emerging human pathogens are also expected to be zoonotic. HIV and Ebola are modern day examples of viruses that originated in animals and spread to humans. Even though most zoonotic diseases are not as deadly as HIV/AIDS, all strain public health resources, and some harm a region’s economy and even threaten national security. The severity of the Read More >

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BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit Becomes Animal Biotech Summit!


BIO has officially announced that the 2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit will be held September 21-23, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland at the Bethesda Marriott. The Summit recurrently attracts key industry stakeholders including CEOs and executives, industry and academic scientists in biomedical, veterinary, wildlife and agricultural fields, government regulators and policymakers, and investors. “BIO has chosen ‘One Health,’ as the theme for the 2016 Animal Biotech Summit, underlining the interdependence between human, animal, and environmental health,” said Read More >

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U.S. Inter-Agency Group takes on Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

The Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator released an Inter-Agency report partnering with the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Departments of Justice, State, and Commerce and USAID. The report highlights the Administration’s efforts to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals listing various Department initiatives and in some cases providing actual budget numbers (State Department budgets $1.3 million in 2011 to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals).  Finally, the report Read More >

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