January/February 2012 | Trade and Industry Development

January/February 2012

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With the New Year upon us, we decided to take a “cup half-full” approach in this issue of T&ID. Andrew Shapiro’s examination of the Bio Sciences industry showcases successful site selection strategies, while Jennifer Alten explores regions in R&D that are flourishing. And Didi Caldwell and John Sisson ring in the New Year with some resolutions designed more effectively manage siting decisions.

Amidst this backdrop of optimism and inspiration, we take a closer look at the catastrophic tornado events that happened this past spring. As Juli Anne Patty discovers, Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama give real meaning to the term recovery. The resiliency and resolve of these communities to re-build and continue to foster new industry should give hope for us all that recovery isn’t just a word, but an attainable goal that happens over time with dedication and diligence.
 

In this issue

BIO and its Members

BY: James C. Greenwood

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) represents more than 1,100 member companies and research organizations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products to heal, fuel, and feed the world. At its simplest, biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes and puts them to work to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our society—whether it’s finding cures of cancer, protecting against bio-terror threats, or creating renewable energy sources and a sustainable food supply for a growing world population. more....