There will be a strong showing from Blacksburg at next week’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin Texas. Two local start-ups are heading out there to participate. The annual conference is known for original music and independent film, but, it also has a tech side.
Virginia could become the first state in the nation to restrict a new class of generic medications. But drug companies want limits and some pharmacists are concerned.
Amgen is the world’s largest biotech company – a California firm that makes medicines from living cells. These remedies, known as biologicals, are expensive and protected by patents, but the Affordable Care Act clears the way for cheaper, generic forms of these products.