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BioFlorida's take on the day!

House Bill 365
February 19, 2013

Today, Immediate Past Chairman of BioFlorida, Sue Washer. President & CEO, AGTC testified in support of House Bill 365 by Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples). HB 365 creates a Florida pathway for substitution of interchangeable biosimilar drugs to mirror the FDA rules currently being promulgated. Sue did a great job explaining the intricacies of biologic drugs and the need for patient safety concerns to the Florida House of Representatives Health Quality Subcommittee. HB 365 passed this first committee of reference by a vote of 11 to 1. Further information on HB 365 can be found on the Florida House website;

Early Bird Registration Ending
August 10, 2012

The summer has been particularly busy and I'll fill you in on some of our priorities, meetings and industry news over the coming days and weeks.  Of course, much of our staff and volunteer focus has been preparing for the Annual Conference, which is less than two months away in Miami, so I'll concentrate my comments on reminders for that today.  Early registration for the conference ends on the 17th, so be sure to register today if you want to save $100!  Our hotel room rate is about 50% less than their rack rate, so you'll want to reserve a room in our block soon as well.  Our full program is posted on the conference page and now we are in the process of recruiting companies to present to investors during the conference.  Early, mid and late stage biopharma and device companies can apply to present on our site until August 31.  We have over 20 investors already committed to attend, so this opportunity can add substantial value to your participation in the conference.  And we're now offering a $150 discount for early stage companies that apply.  I look forward to seeing everyone there! 

BioFlorida Shark Tank
July 12, 2012

BioFlorida's Shark Tank!  Apply to present to investors at the BioFlorida Annual Conference.  If you are a biotech, device or pharma company raising capital, be sure to complete your application to present in our BioInvesting Track.  If you're a service provider, send this link to your bio clients.  Oh, and you have registered to attend the conference already, right?

Member Resources & Social Networks
July 5, 2012

If you are a current member of BioFlorida you should have received your login instructions for the website today.  If you have any difficulties, just click the forgot username or forgot password links.  We already have a number of registrations for the Annual Conference, so the site appears to be in good working order!  We're completing our annual calendar of events today and next we'll be updating all of our committees and chapter teams, so check back to your member portal ("Member Center.. My Membership" under the "Membership" tab) for updates.

We also wanted to let you know that we'll be using our social networks more regularly to communicate with you.  If you have not yet joined or followed us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, just click the appropriate links at the bottom of the site.  Our Twitter feed is also shown on the website home page and you'll see that we have a lot going on these days!  Now we're looking for you to participate in conversations, so post on our pages or mention @bioflorida to reach our members and followers.

New Website
July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!  And welcome to the new BioFlorida website (beta)!

We launched this website to give you a more interactive experience including the ability to manage your membership, register for events and access exclusive resources provided as a benefit of your membership. We've launched in beta so we can test and gather feedback, so please email if you see something missing, find a bad link or just have a suggestion. We'll be adding content regularly, so check back often here and on our social networks (see links at the bottom of the site) for updates. The site launch does include launch of our 2012 Annual Conference registration, so go ahead and register today for Florida's premier bioscience conference!

We hope to see you soon!


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