Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Future of Food Needs to Include Biotech Crops

You might have heard that the Prince of Wales, just days after hosting the Royal Wedding, paid us a visit here in Washington.  Prince Charles, a long-time organic food advocate and self-described environmentalist, was here to speak at a Washington Post symposium on the Future of Food. While it is, of course, perfectly fine that the event featured a parade of speakers extolling the virtues of “sustainable agriculture” and made their case for organic farming, Read More >

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Applying A Holistic Approach to Solve a Complex Disease

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By Dr. Timothy Coetzee, Chief Research Officer at the National MS Society Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease involving immune-system attacks on the central nervous system. Research into MS involves questions that dovetail many fields of science, including immunology, neuroscience, psychology and more.   Promoting and funding collaborative research is one piece of the puzzle, receiving a great deal of media attention of late.   However, it is even more important to apply a multi-faceted, rather Read More >

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The Global Biotech Industry Comes to BIO

The world’s largest biotech hubs are busy planning their delegations’ visits to the BIO International Convention next month. The international program at the Convention will be one of the most robust to date, with International Case Studies, breakout sessions focused on globalization and Super Sessions focused on the emerging markets. BIOtechNOW is profiling a few of the top delegations to give you a preview*: Australia: Australia’s biotech sector, along with the broader Australian economy, performed Read More >

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Battelle Report: $3.8 Billion Investment in Human Genome Project Drove $796 Billion in Economic Impact Creating 310,000 Jobs and Launching the Genomic Revolution

Battelle study reports the success of the Human Genome Project.  Technology Transfer at its best. $3.8 BILLION INVESTMENT IN HUMAN GENOME PROJECT DROVE $796 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT CREATING 310,000 JOBS AND LAUNCHING THE GENOMIC REVOLUTION “Genomic Revolution” Forging Major Breakthroughs in Medicine, Agriculture, Security & Justice, and Energy and Promises to Create Significantly More Jobs in the Future    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $3.8 billion the U.S. government invested in the Human Genome Project (HGP) from 1988 Read More >

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The Global Biotech Industry Comes to BIO

The world’s largest biotech hubs are busy planning their delegations’ visits to the BIO International Convention next month. The international program at the Convention will be one of the most robust to date, with international case studies, breakout sessions focused on globalization and Super Sessions focused on the emerging markets. BIOtechNOW is profiling a few of the top delegations to give you a preview*: Australia: Australia’s biotech sector, along with the broader Australian economy, performed Read More >

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