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BIO Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit


Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2017) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today thanked Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) for introducing the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017. The legislation, if enacted, would create a targeted, short-term tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities. Applicants for the tax credit would be evaluated on job creation, innovation, environmental benefits, commercial viability and contribution to U.S. energy independence.

Sanpower Group Closes Acquisition of Dendreon


SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC (“Dendreon”) today announced the close of a transaction in which Sanpower Group, a private Chinese conglomerate, acquired Dendreon from an affiliate of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for $819.9 million in cash.

Gilead Sciences Makes Lead Gift for HIV/AIDS Clinic Modernization


The Grady Health Foundation is pleased to announce a $2 million donation from Gilead Sciences that will help fund a comprehensive renovation of Grady Health System’s Ponce de Leon Center, which houses one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive programs for the treatment of advanced HIV and AIDS. The donation underscores an ongoing partnership between Grady and Gilead to address the needs of people living with HIV.

Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience Leadership Council Asks ‘What’s Next?’


This article is part of a continuing series of posts on the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s council groups. Learn more about the Chamber’s work by exploring these leadership councils and the impact they have on the metro region. The previous entry covered MAC’s Supply Chain Leadership Council and the industry’s digital transformation.

Impact Cryotherapy Commits to European Markets with CE Certification


ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impact Cryotherapy announces it has met the requirements to certify and display the highly-respected CE Mark on their entire line of Impact Cryosaunas.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. Names Mark Rapoport as New CFO


ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), an innovative leader in developing products that redefine vision, announced today that it has appointed Mark Rapoport to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

UGA joins initiative to advance biotech manufacturing in the U.S.


Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia is partnering in a biopharmaceutical innovation institute that aims to boost market production of cell-based therapies and develop a skilled workforce trained for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Priority Generic Drug Reviews: New FDA Draft Guidance


In preparation of its commitments under the second Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA II), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a draft guidance laying out how sponsors can qualify for shorter review times for priority generic drugs.

110 Women Who Are Making Their Mark In The Medtech Industry


Tiffany Wilson Named one of the 110 medtech women leaders to know by Becker’s Hospital Review

Georgia State Hosts First International Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference


ATLANTA—Georgia State University will host the First International Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20.

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