From hope, to research and a cure.

What is the one thing in life that is lacking? Often times, what we wish we had the most is more time. Healthy individuals who live late into their 80’s and 90’s still commonly think that time is fleeting, and so do those who suffer  from disease, as well.
Rob Long, at the young age of 21 felt this fear — that his time might be running out. During his senior year football season at Syracuse University he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor, the size of a peach, in his brain. He underwent surgery then grueling months of chemotherapy.
For the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), research and innovation in biotechnology give people hope that they may have more time. BIO is a trade association representing biotechnology companies around the U.S. and the world. Through networking, partnering and education, BIO supports established and emerging companies that are finding breakthroughs that lead to healthier and longer lives.
BIO is holding its annual BIO International Convention in San Francisco, California from June 6 to 9. This event brings together approximately 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders for networking that can lead to promising partnerships and future advancements toward the next drug breakthrough or treatment methods.
Bravo Group is proud to be a partner with BIO in its vital work. It is important that the public and elected officials understand the life-altering effects the biotechnology industry can have and BIO’s initiative, Discovering Cures, shows how the newest innovations can provide hope and cures to those with serious and life-threatening health conditions. Bravo’s work is helping to educate on how biotech can advance finding cures. An example of this is featuring stories like Rob’s, to show what medical innovations can mean for someone with a serious illness. Rob has been cancer free for over 5 years and now shares his story of hope with others.
BIO and Discovering Cures together humanize the complexities of the biotechnology industry into something that everyone can get behind: advancing our world so that no one must live with the fear that they are running out of time.
Gwen Poillucci, Pittsburgh
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