Monthly Archives: May 2011

Partnering Milestones

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re really excited about the BIO Business Forum this year.  As mentioned in an earlier post, we opened BIO One-on-One Partnering earlier than expected to accommodate the level of interest we were seeing.  And we’re pleased to see that that interest has not been slowing down.  How much so? We have over 2,300 business development professionals – from around the world – already registered. We’re up to 3,000+ number of Read More >

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Aviation Industry an Enormous Growth Challenge for Biofuels

Boeing 757-200

To meet the demand for sustainable aviation biofuels with algae, the industry would have to build a new plant every month for the next 20 to 30 years, Biojet Corp. Chairman Chuck Fishel noted during Tuesday’s General Plenary Session at BIO’s World Congress. Michael Lakeman of Boeing put forward a more cautious goal of meeting 1 percent of jet fuel demand with biofuels by 2015. That would still require 60 million gallons, though, and from Read More >

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Are Manufacturers and Investors Looking for the Same Thing From Industrial Biotech?

The morning plenary session at BIO’s World Congress featured Jenny Cross from Mohawk Industries, makers of carpets, and Steven Mirshak of DuPont Tate & Lyle, suppliers of a biobased ingredient for Mohawk, discussing what consumers are looking for and how industrial biotech can meet their needs. Cross noted that their consumer research indicates that the typical consumer is looking for quality and durability, with price and “green” attributes coming second. One point that Cross emphasized Read More >

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BIO World Congress Begins with Newsmakers

BIO’s 2011 World Congress got off to a strong start in Toronto, with news announcements from G2 BioChem and others throughout the morning. The big news from BIO was the presentation of the George Washington Carver Award to Royal DSM CEO/Chairman Feike Sijbesma. Sijbesma discussed the evolution of DSM from a coal mining company to a chemical company and now to a global life sciences and materials company. For Sijbesma, this transformation mirrors the current Read More >

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NIST Report: Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer Fiscal Year 2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report in March discussing Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer for the fiscal year 2009. The report concludes that from the years 2005-2009 the number of new inventions reported declined while new patent applications and issued patents increased.  Standard invention licensing declined while “other” licenses increased.  The report cautions that the numbers do not tell the whole story and they are working to develop Read More >

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