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The Eyes Have It According to Recent VC Funding Patterns

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A recent Wall Street Journal analysis of venture capital investment trends since 1999 reveals which human body parts are experiencing the biggest rise in funding. The report was based on data from thousands of financings of startups from 1999 through the first half of 2014, provided by VentureSource, a database owned by Dow Jones & Company. And while many would assume the funding was largely pumped in to cardiovascular disease, they would be wrong. “The Read More >

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CA State Senate Pass Redundant Bill Banning GM Salmon

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On August 31, the California legislative session officially ended fortunately with no further attempts by Senator Evans to pass a GMO labeling bill. However, AB- 504 (Assemblyman Chesbro’s ban on propagation of genetically modified salmon) did pass the Senate and is on Governor Brown’s desk. Specifically, this bill would prohibit hatchery production and stocking of transgenic fish in California waters and would define “transgenic” for these purposes. Existing law requires the California Fish and Game Read More >

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IP Rights to Newsworthy Keynotes, BIO Takes a Fresh Look into Animal Biotech

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September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD BIO will showcase a series of unique sessions at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology. Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to help spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health. BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be Read More >

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BIO 2015 Program Co-Chair Asks the Question – Will You Be A Change Agent?

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In a recent blog post, Rob Wright of Life Science Leader challenges biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to be a change agent in 2015 and submit a topic proposal for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. “Don’t let BIO’s size keep you on the sidelines as a bystander. Don’t assume someone else will step up or has better wisdom to share. Instead, I challenge you to submit a session proposal Read More >

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Buzz of BIO winners at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Buzz of BIO winners amongst the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™ Building on the success of the Buzz of BIO competition at the BIO International Convention, BIO recently hosted a similar competition for the upcoming BIO Investor Forum. The first Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum competition featured 18 nominees pulling in over 1,300 votes. The winners are: Winner: Early Stage Entrepreneurs BNOAT Oncology, Inc. (Akron, Ohio) BNOAT Oncology Read More >

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