Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tomorrow’s Senate hearing on Patent Reform

Tomorrow morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first 2009 hearing on patent reform. If you have a minute, learn about past legislative efforts by visiting http://www.bio.org/ip/domestic/. Read the 5 Fact Sheets about last year’s legislation and take our poll:    [polldaddy poll=1439462]   To attend the hearing here in DC, or watch the webcast, visit http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3701 for more information.

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BIO President & CEO James Greenwood Hosts Media Briefing

Take a look at a recent post at one of PatentlyBIOtech’s sister blogs: www.biotech-now.org. Last week, BIO’s President & CEO James Greenwood discussed patent reform, as well as other critical areas of legislative activity, impacting biotechnology researchers and companies in the United States. Visit Biotech Now and download or listen to the podcast: http://biotech-now.org/2009/03/06/bios-jim-greenwood-briefs-media-on-biotech-issues/.  

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In Today’s Economy Consumers’ Are Apt to Pay Attention to Where They Shop

This week when I got my most recent issue of Washington Consumer’s Checkbook,the magazine that provides you with consumer tips, on the cover was a basket of groceries. On closer examination I realized that this was because they had a big story, “Trim the Fat from Your Food Bill: Which Supermarkets Offer the Best Prices and Quality.” As a guy who works for BIO in the agriculture section (and eats groceries) I was fascinated — Read More >

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BIO’s Jim Greenwood Briefs Media on Biotech Issues

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood hosted a media briefing for reporters, editors and bloggers on February 26 to discuss President Obama’s address to Congress, the impact of the economy on the biotech industry, and BIO’s legislative priorities for 2009.BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood hosted a media briefing for reporters, editors and bloggers on February 26 to discuss President Obama’s address to Congress, the impact of the economy on the biotech industry, and BIO’s Read More >

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New Studies Question Cellulosic Biofuels

A new study from MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change examines what it calls the Unintended Environmental Consequences of a Global Biofuels Program. Unintended consequences seems to be the watchword of the year. The authors posit that there will be a feedback loop from climate change and policies that promote biofuels to address it. Climate change itself will affect the productivity of land, shifting agricultural production to new areas, and Read More >

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