Monthly Archives: June 2011

Biotech for Now, and for the Future

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Written by Scott Swenson – Scott Swenson is a wheat grower from Elbow Lake, Minnesota, and Chairman, National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee.  He was a panelist on our Food & Ag Media Breakfast at the 2011 BIO International Convention panel titled, “WINNING THE FUTURE:  Does U.S. Ag Policy Support or Discourage Innovation?” on June 29. Did you know that biotechnology in plants saves fuel and machinery usage by Read More >

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Podcast: 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winner Dr. Napoleone Ferrara

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Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, a Genentech Fellow, was named the 2011 winner of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Dr. Ferrrara was recognized for his research on angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation, and the isolation and cloning of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major regulator of angiogenesis in physiology and disease. Download the podcast

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Patents in the U.S. Supreme Court

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A special session at the 2011 BIO International Convention takes a fascinating look at the underlying factors involved in the U.S. Supreme Court hearing patent cases. The Supreme Court has been accepting patent cases at a higher rate than ever before, with three major patent appeals reviewed this past term alone.  And the Court seems poised to accept several more in the coming year. According to the session moderator, Chief Judge (Ret.) Paul Michel from Read More >

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2011 BIO International Convention: The evolution of one-on-one partnering

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From the beginning, networking has been a central focus at BIO’s events.  Our members attend our conferences primarily to seek out business opportunities and to meet other biotech executives. When company presentations were introduced at the 1998 BIO International Convention, delegates registered for the conference by mail and fax and presentations were the key means for companies to tell their stories at BIO’s early events.  With BIO members asking for introductions to pharmaceutical companies, BIO Read More >

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Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey Shows Bullish Market Expectations

Encouraged by the continued demand for alternative fuels, bioenergy executives are optimistic that their industry will be an increasingly investment-driven enterprise, according to the findings of the Summer 2011 Bioenergy Business Outlook survey.  The quarterly survey, co-sponsored by Biofuels Digest and BIO, was discussed at the BIO International Convention today by Jim Lane, editor of Biofuels Digest; Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO; and Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes North America. The survey reflects expectations for Read More >

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