AZBio In The Loop for the week of July 1 2019



Report Highlights Best Practices in Bioscience Economic Development

Every two years, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) publishes a biennial BIO Economic Development Best Practices Report that  catalogs state and regional economic development initiatives.  The best practice examples contained within this report highlight the critical facets that foster high-performing industry and the long-term success it has maintained. The report reaffirms that successful industry development initiatives are built upon four key building blocks for company creation and expansion.

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Master of the immune system: Myxoma virus could solve long-standing medical conundrums

 Virus: friend or foe?  Viruses are likely the most abundant biological entities on Earth – they inhabit every ecosystem, and thus have shaped the evolution of most species. But we have been conditioned to believe that viruses only pose a threat to life. Until recently, viruses were only thought to be infectious agents that exist and replicate within the cells of a host organism, often causing life-threatening illnesses. Although this is true and much of modern healthcare is aimed at preventing infection at the hands of these pathogens, viruses can also be used to vanquish other diseases without any adverse health effects to the host.

AbbVie Announces Plans to Acquire Allergan for $63 Billion

On June 25, 2019, AbbVie Inc. and Allergan announced that the companies have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of AbbVie’s common stock of $78.45 on June 24, 2019. 

BIO Shares Member Perspectives on the use of Real World Evidence

As policy makers and regulators consider how best to incorporate the use of of real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD) for changes to the label of an approved product, The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has prepared a white paper to offer the perspectives of BIO member companies. 

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AZBio 2019 – 2020 Member Directory

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AZBio is working on the print edition of the  2019-2020 AZBio Membership Directory. If you don’t see your organization in the online directory.

AZBio will be running the master file for this publication on July 6th.   

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The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

Are you looking for funding?  Click the link to learn more about RMLSIPC.  The sister conference to White Hat, RMLSIPC will be held In Vail, CO on Sept. 4-5, 2019.

RESI 2019 – Boston – Sept. 11, 2019

The RESI Boston Conference includes opportunities for the earliest stage companies from the discovery stage through venture stage: companies seeking grants, seed, angel, series A, and series B funding. 


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