Leading associations representing the various segment of the life sciences industry weighed in this week following the U.S. House passage of health care reform on Sunday. The world's leading biotech association, BIO, offered this opinion.
Here is the viewpoint of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The Advanced Medical Technology Association AdvaMed also offered a viewpoint.
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, is building a new R&D facility in the Research and Technology Park at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Agfa's headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. This project is just the latest in one of the newest research parks in Canada.
The Singapore branch of U.K.-based consultancy RSA has produced a survey that pegs Singapore as a top spot in the region for biomedical science careers. Findings pinpoint talent management as a top priority for the coming year.
Scotland's life sciences sector is getting a boost with a new program designed for to help unemployed scientists broaden their skills. The program is run by multi-campus Forth Valley College, but may soon spread to other colleges across Scotland.
A recent study by an international agriculture organization indicates that farmers around the globe are increasingly turning to biotech crops.
The recent removal of some tax barriers in Canada bodes well for biotech, according to BIOTECanada. The organization says changes may open the door to increased foreign investment in the sector.
Angelou Economics has recommended that Malta target life sciences as one of seven key industrial sectors for growth. The report is part of the country's Vision 2015 economic blueprint.
The Biotech Industry Organization (BIO) is asking Congress to support federal tax policies that would incentivize commercial deployment of advanced industrial biotechnologies. BIO says the move would help create green jobs.