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June 6-9, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

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The Superheroes of BIO! 

Complexities of Rare Diseases Take the Spotlight at BIO

Global Genes Founder & CEO Nicole Boice opened the BIO 2015 Orphan & Rare Disease Track by addressing a packed session with a simple, powerful statement: “We’re all working to eliminate the challenges of rare diseases, but patients and their advocates aren’t always equipped to fight.” Organizations like Global Genes help families affected by rare disease by connecting them with much needed tools and resources. By better understanding the definition of a “rare” disease, industry can...

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Business Development/Finance

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Dr. Barry Springer, VP of Strategy, Janssen BioTherapeutics, at the BIO Buzz Center

Outdated Payments Systems Aren’t Keeping Pace With Medical Innovation

We are experiencing an era of rapid medical progress thanks to the accelerated pace at which new breakthroughs are being uncovered. The compression in time between research and the creation of new treatments is a triumph for patients but a challenge for our outdated healthcare delivery system.Our payment systems were constructed to finance medical costs that increased at predictable rates but are now outdated because of the breakthrough medical advances constantly being made.

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Health Care

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Paul Hastings, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals at the 2015 BIO International Convention 

Dr. Eric Topol’s Insights on Wearables, Smart Phones, Digital Medicine Revolution

Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is widely recognized for many things: as a renowned cardiologist, #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States by Modern Healthcare, “Rock Star of Science” by GQ, author of several books, and the top authority on digital medicine, but who knew he was also a comedian? Topol shared his views with the BIO 2015 keynote luncheon audience in an informative and humorous way. Using videos and comics, Topol showcased some serious issues in medicine.

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International

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Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health & CMO, Liberia, at the BIO Buzz Center

Legislative Best Practices in Support of Bioscience Economic Development

Scientific research holds the key to unlocking creative and effective solutions for alleviating the burden of disease on the world’s populations. Developing countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are disproportionately encumbered by disease – many of which are endemic only to those geographies. Yet these same regions are a wellspring of innovative and creative ideas that are being used to advance biomedical science and healthcare product development. Research centers within these regions are yet ...

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