Monthly Archives: May 2010

Genetically Engineered Distortions

The New York Times published an op-ed on May 14 authored by Pamela Ronald and James McWilliams. Ronald, a professor of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis, is the co-author of “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food.” Ronald was also a speaker at BIO’s recent 2010 International Convention in Chicago.  James E. McWilliams, a history professor at Texas State University at San Marcos, is the author of “Just Food.” Read More >

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Raining on Cellulosic Ethanol’s Parade

Writer Alyssa Danigelis posted an item of interest on Discovery News last month detailing the latest supposed “blow” to the biofuel industry. The writer highlights a new study in Agronomy Journal in which Kansas State University Assistant Professor Humberto Blanco-Canqui concludes, “Only a small fraction (about 25%) of residue might be available for removal, depending on soil type and climate. This small amount of crop residues is not economically feasible nor logistically possible.” Matt Merritt Read More >

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2010 BIO Business Forum Partnering Results

2010 BIO Business Forum in Chicago was a huge success last week. We hit record numbers for the three day event making this the single largest partnering event ever held. Our updated 1×1 partnering software system received over 107,000 requests for meetings that resulted in over 17,000 meetings. To put that in perspective, 10 years ago there were only 300 meetings, yielding an explosive 43% CAGR for partnering at the BIO International Convention.  The meetings were set up by some 2,100 Read More >

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State of the Industry Address from 2010 BIO International Convention

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This was the opening slide for my talk in Atlanta last year. We found ourselves then in the midst of a perfect storm of economic meltdown, political volatility and scientific challenge. We knew that these challenges would bring significant change to our industry but that if we remained confident, we would emerge from these challenges better and stronger. We have. Let me tell you why I say that. Biotech stocks have outperformed virtually every other Read More >

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IPWatchdog Blog: “In Search of Technology Transfer Best Practices”

The BIO-AUTM Technology Transfer Symposium panel on The Role of Universities, Biotechnology Companies and Technology Transfer in the Innovation Economy included an active debate on issues ranging from increasing the odds for a successful partnership and the pros and cons of the Bayh-Dole Act.

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