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Missed #BIO2015? There’s an app for that.

bio2015 virtual attendee package

If you missed out on BIO 2015 in Philadelphia last month – or didn’t get the chance to go to all the sessions you wanted – I’ve got the solution for you. For the first time ever, select educational programming is now available in our Virtual Attendee Package, featuring sessions from tracks including Business Development & Finance, Digital Health, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics, and more. You’ll be able to hear from speakers Read More >

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Attending BIO World Congress? Plan Your Trip to Montréal!

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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. While attending this year’s conference, we hope that you can take the opportunity to explore the great city of Montreal. Summer is a very exiting time there! For instance, Read More >

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Why We’re Scared of GMOs (According to Someone Who Has Studied Them Since the Start)

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On the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, reporter Roberto Ferdman addresses the issue of perceptions about GMOs and biotechnology in food production. Ferdman spoke with Jayson Lusk, an agricultural economist at Oklahoma State University, who has been studying peoples’ aversion to GMOs ever since they were introduced in the late 1990s. Lusk likens the split to the disagreement that once existed between the scientific community and general public about climate change, but warns that it can be Read More >

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Freedom, Fireworks, Hot Dogs and Biotech!

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Independence Day is a day when America comes together to celebrate family, friends, and our independence from Great Britain in 1776. It definitely would not be a typical 4th of July in my family if I did not have my aunt’s delicious corn on the cob - the American delicacy. Regardless of drought, pests, or cold weather I can always depend on having this 4th of July treat thanks to biotech crops! Unfortunately, not everyone may not be able Read More >

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IP Sessions at BIO 2015: The Evolving Landscape of Patentable Subject Matter

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The IP Track at BIO 2015 had a number of incredible educational sessions concerning the most relevant topics in the biotech sector. Let’s look back at what top experts in the IP field had to say about the changing nature of patentable subject matter: Panelists included: Jennifer Swan and Howard Levine, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Raul Tamayo, USPTO P. Michael Walker, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Panelists focused on the increasingly restrictive interpretation of patent eligibility, Read More >

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