In just over four decades, the scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs working in the biotechnology industry have revolutionized modern medicine and firmly established themselves at the forefront of medical innovation.
The innovations and research coming from these enterprises have led to the successful development of new cures and therapies that are transforming the way we treat patients for a wide range of once-devastating diseases, including:
Hepatitis C – a once incurable disease that now has cure rates above 90%;
HIV/AIDS has gone from a death sentence to a chronic manageable condition;
More than 730,000 children’s lives in the U.S. have been saved in the last 20 years because of advances in vaccines;
The cancer death rate has fallen by 20% since its peak in 1991, in large part due to medicines.