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BIO Newsletter: BIO Anniversary Reflections: We’re Saving Lives at 25, A Transformative Year in Medicine
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BIO Anniversary Reflections: We’re Saving Lives at 25
This year the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) celebrates our 25th anniversary. It’s impossible to review BIO’s interactive historical timeline without reflecting with pride on the role we’ve played in shaping policy to save lives and promote the health of our planet.

So much of our work comes down to educating folks – policy makers, the public and each other – about the work we’re doing and its value to humanity. For 25 years, BIO has convened the biotechnology community in impressive fashion. And we’ve communicated the needs and aspirations of our scientists to Capitol Hill, state capitols and policymakers worldwide to make sure government leaders embrace thoughtful policy that helps science march forward.

I know this, because I was one of those lawmakers inspired by my BIO education. Through this organization, I came to see the miracles our industry makes possible...
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“A Transformative Year in Medicine”
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For Health Insurers, Business is Booming. But at Whose Expense?
Good news for the health insurance industry: business is booming – insurer stock prices soared in 2017 well above the rest of the stock market. While patients and consumers in a staggering number of counties across the country are suffering from a lack of competition and choice in the health insurance markets, insurance companies appear to be doing better than ever...
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ICYMI: WSJ Editors on “Biotech’s Breakthrough Year”
2017 was an amazing year for biomedical advances, with 46 novel drug approvals, a near record – more than double the number in 2016 and the highest since 1996. Beyond the sheer number of novel new drugs approved, 2017 also stands out as a year of many firsts, with the approvals of the first CAR T-cell immunotherapies from Novartis and Kite Pharma as well as the first gene therapy that targets a disease caused by a specific genetic defect, Spark Therapeutics’ Luxurna. As the Wall Street Journal explains in a recent editorial…
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BIO CEO and Investor Conference at the Center of Biotech Innovation
The 20th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference will be held on February 12-13, 2018 at New York Marriott Marquis. It is the largest investor conference focused solely on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies…
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BIO Applauds Support for Innovation in Trump Administration Task Force Report
Recommendations contained in a newly released report from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity will guide Administration policy in the year ahead, according to the White House, and one of the pillars of that report call for “Harnessing Technological Innovation.”
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Resolve to Focus on What Matters Most About Your Health (It’s Not GMOs)
At this time of year, you see lots of stories about making New Year’s resolutions: losing weight, improving one’s health, and just generally making changes in one’s life. Whether people can stick with these resolutions is debatable, but one thing that IS true is that there are a lot people putting trendy health claims out there to take advantage of this “New Year, New You” trend that happens every January…
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Food & Ag HISTORY
Highlighting History: Japan’s Accelerated Innovations
Ask anyone in the life sciences field to list today’s global titans of industry and you’ll see Japan on every list. Over the past 25 years, Japan has grown to be one of the top producers of scientific knowledge in the world. With the second largest individual pharmaceutical and medical devices market, Japan spends over 10% of its annual GDP on healthcare…
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