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10 Governors in attendance at the 2013 BIO International Convention: Iowa Governor Branstad, Illinois Governor Quinn, Indiana Governor Pence, Kentucky Governor Beshear, Missouri Governor Nixon, North Carolina Governor McCrory, Pennsylvania Governor Corbett, South Dakota Governor Daugaard, Texas Governor Perry and Wisconsin Governor Walker. 
One-on-One Partnering Breaks All Industry Records
Rachel King, CEO, GlycoMimetics (BIO Chair) with Kate Neville (Women in Bio)
Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions: Highlights from Tuesday Evening
Peter Pellerito, State Policy and University Relations, BIO
Ashley Anderson, Choose Chicago
Chris Garabedian, CEO, Sarepta Therapeutics
Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, BIO
Medhat Gorgy, President and CEO PYRAMID LABORATORIES
Patricia May, President & CEO, Tembua (in the Minnesota Pavilion)
Jennifer Griffiths, Chief Mission Officer of the Arthritis Foundation.
Ana Fadich, VP, Men's Health Network
Briggs Morrison, EVP of Global Medicine Development, AstraZeneca
Scott Williams, VP, Men's Health Network
Ashley Anderson, Choose Chicago
Peter Pellerito, State Policy and University Relations, BIO
Bill Hearl, President & CEO - Immunomic Therapeutics
International Presence at the 2013 BIO International Convention
Man On Street - Coffee Montage
John Sterling, Editor-In-Chief, GEN
Governor Tom Corbett
Natalie Ng, Winner, International BioGENEius Challenge
Jiho Park
Graham Brookes
Adina Mangubat, President and CEO - Sprial Genetics
Donald Johnston, EVV, AHC Media

Articles from BioTechNow

Debt, Taxes and Politics: Is There a Way Out?

Posted: 4/25/23013 By: BIOtechNOW Editor


BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood kicked off a keynote discussion with Sen. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles at the BIO International Convention, saying public policy can make or break the biotech industry's best efforts to deliver innovations that make our world a better place...

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How to Drive International Innovation: Scientific American Worldview

Publish Date: 4/25/2013, Created By: Jason Corum


Which countries are winning the innovation game? Will the U.S. maintain its leadership position in the future? Have emerging markets lived up to the hype? Which new partnerships are transforming industries? For the fifth year, Scientific American (SA) released their Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective report at the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago. Included in this year’s report is the longest list of country rankings that SA has ever compiled and the numbers reveal ...

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Debt, Taxes and Politics: Is There a Way Out?

Publish Date: 4/25/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood kicked off a keynote discussion with Sen. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles at the BIO International Convention, saying public policy can make or break the biotech industry’s best efforts to deliver innovations that make our world a better place, and then asked the esteemed duo if our government can make the tough choices needed to keep our economy strong. “You can’t tax your way out of this hole, you can’t cut spending your ...

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Neal Carter on Ag Biotech: It’s Not An Experiment Anymore

Publish Date: 4/25/2013, Created By: Colleen Lerro


BIO International Convention attendees filled the Food & Agriculture Pavilion on the Show Floor Wednesday to hear Dr. Neal Carter of Okanagan Specialty Fruits give a presentation he delivered at a TEDx event last October in Penticton, BC on the value of biotechnology in agriculture. Okanagan Specialty Fruits has developed a non-browning apple known as the Arctic Apple  - just one of the many examples of ways biotechnology is improving agriculture. After spending many years as a farmer in ...

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State of the Biotech Industry: Burrill’s Biotech 2013 Report

Publish Date: 4/24/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


To open his Super Session at the 2013 BIO International Convention, G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company, injected some humor for the hundreds of attendees in the audience, saying after 45 years in the biotech industry, 27 years authoring the Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report and 20 years of presenting the report at Convention, he was determined to get through 228 slides in 90 minutes. And, he delivered, providing a comprehensive snapshot of the industry ...

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Think Organic Farming is Better for the Environment? Think Again.

Publish Date: 4/24/2013, Created By: Karen Batra


The eighth annual Global Impacts Study released this week by PG Economics quantifies the environmental benefits gained from the use of biotech crops. “We’ve seen a significant reduction in the use of chemical insecticides with biotech crops,” said Dr. Cathleen Enright, BIO’s executive vice president for food and agriculture. “Since 1996 and the advent of agricultural biotechnology, farmers growing these crops have switched to more benign herbicides to help control weeds.” Enright adds, “The shift ...

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Ernst & Young’s Beyond Borders: Matters of Evidence

Publish Date: 4/24/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


Hundreds of attendees turned out to glean insights from findings outlined in Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) 27th annual report on the biotechnology industry – Beyond borders: matters of evidence – officially launched at Tuesday morning’s Super Session at the 2013 BIO International Convention. The report was presented by Glen Giovannetti and Gautam Jaggi of EY’s Global Life Sciences Center, and the Super Session featured a panel of industry leaders, including: Brian Edelman, VP, Corporate ...

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Governors Share Best Practices on Bringing Biotech Jobs to their States

Publish Date: 4/24/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


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 ...

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Getting to Know Women in Bio

Publish Date: 4/23/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


We caught up with Women In Bio’s President, Phyllis Dillinger, to learn more about the group’s philosophy, agenda, programming and networking events Tell me about your organization and why it was founded. A few smart, entrepreneurial women in greater Washington, D.C. started Women In Bio in 2002 to meet like-minded women in the biosciences who could provide support for building their businesses. Since then, we’ve expanded our mission to include mentoring, networking and development opportunities ...

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Panelists Talk GMOs at BIO Convention

Publish Date: 4/23/2013, Created By: Colleen Lerro


On Monday at BIO’s International Convention, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) hosted The Food Dialogues: Chicago, bringing together farmers, industry experts, scientists, pundits, media and consumers with varying perspectives. The panel called “The Straight Story on Biotech In Agriculture: The Media and its Impact on Consumers” featured moderator Ron Insana, CNCB and financial industry expert. Opening remarks from Congressman Rodney Davis (Ill.) and Robert Flider, director of Illinois Department of Agriculture set the ...

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New Challenges in the Fast Changing Landscape of Bioinformatics

Publish Date: 4/23/2013, Created By: BIOtechNOW Editor


The world of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics has evolved at a staggering pace. In 2009, the biggest problem for researchers was creating an efficient solution for sequencing DNA. At that time, sequencing cost of $100,000 for a single human and took 30 days of chemical processing to produce the raw sequencing output. In four years, DNA sequencing technology has advanced rapidly, outpacing even Moore’s Law. Today, researchers can sequence a whole human genome for about ...

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