Monthly Archives: April 2010

Where is BIO: Dr. Rina Singh, Growing and Strengthening the Biobased Chemicals Industry

BIO is involved in many different policy areas, but did you know that BIO’s staff is participating in the biotech community—giving talks at various conferences and meetings around the world.  Yesterday BIO’s very own Rina Singh Ph.D., Policy Director in the Industrial Biotechnology section at BIO, gave a presentation at a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Public Meeting: Biobased Intermediate Materials and Feedstocks.  The title of her talk: Growing and Strengthening the Biobased Chemicals Read More >

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1Q 2010 – All Time High for the BTK

The first quarter of 2010 saw the Amex Biotech Index (BTK) hit another all time high, thanks largely to Intermune’s (ITMN) jump of 240% and OSI’s (OSIP) gain of 92%. (Intermune received a positive recommendation from an FDA panel for pirfenidone, and OSI’s stock moved on the $3.5B hostile bid from Astellas.) The Nasdaq Biotech Index (NBI) climbed to its highest in over eight years. Both of these biotech indices are up since the financial Read More >

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Tomorrow: BIO is “To the Point” on Gene Patenting

BIO is participating in an NPR segment at approximately 2:08pm ET tomorrow on the nationally-syndicated national radio program “To the Point” which originates in NYC. It should air on WAMU in DC, too, for those of you in the Nation’s capital.

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Academicsreview.org Answers Anti-Biotech Claims

A new website, Academics Review, scientifically examines claims against biotech foods made by food activist Jeffrey Smith. Founders Bruce Chassy, Ph.D., professor of food microbiology and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. David Tribe, Ph.D., senior lecturer in food science, food safety, biotechnology and microbiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, authored a point-by-point scientific analysis of Smith’s claims, which is posted on the site. Reliable information is extremely important Read More >

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Step 4 – How to Manage Your Message Center

Well, we are currently five weeks out from the conference and partnering is HEATING up. At the time of this blog post, there were in excess of 9,000 meeting request already sent via the One-on-One system. We’re also seeing between 1,200 and 1,400 users on the site on any given day during the week. So what are the implications? For one thing, you are starting to see the activity picking up in the system and Read More >

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