Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to Become a Global Biotech Leader: Innovation and the Worldview Report

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What are the BRICS of the future? Latin America, Korea, North Africa, Thailand, Turkey? Scientific American’s 2012 Worldview contains a special section on Emerging Markets 2.0 and an exploration of countries that are showing promise for future development and an on-the-ground look at some of the science parks, incubators, research centers, or other hot spots of innovation that are coming into their own. With the release of Worldview Report and Scorecard at the 2012 BIO Read More >

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PlantBottle Takes the Petroleum Out of Packaging

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Today’s breakout session at the 2012 BIO Convention, Petroleum, PET and PlantBottle – Reducing Dependence on Oil Imports for Plastics, featured Scott Vitters from the Coca Cola Company, Kieran Furlong of Virent and Bob Bernacki of Gevo. The three talked about PlantBottle, a commercial solution already on the market that reduces petroleum in plastic bottles and other PET products by 30 percent. Vitters said Coca Cola does not want to stop there so they are Read More >

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BIO 2012 Super Session Recap: Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report

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“How are we doing? It’s tough.” That’s what G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company, said at the outset of his talk to a fully packed room at the 2012 BIO International Convention Super Session featuring an overview of the 26th annual Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report. The report’s main finding was that the biotech industry is changing at a rapid pace, and is confronting a significant and newfound adversity in austerity that is caused by Read More >

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AMA: “No Scientific Justification for Special Labeling of Bioengineered Foods”

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Concurrent to the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston, the American Medical Association (AMA) is hosting its 161st annual meeting in Chicago during which the group discussed the issue of mandatory labeling of biotech food products.  During the AMA meeting, the AMA House of Delegates adopted a formal statement in opposition to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered, or bioengineered, foods. (Note: the organization did not consider or take a position on the California food Read More >

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BIO Official Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2012 BIO International Convention? Find out from our BIO Official Bloggers! Early stage bio and tech tax credits – Maryland style, The Cross-Border Biotech Blog Coca Cola developing bottles using plant-based plastics #bio2012, Biotech Blog Discounted Journal of Commercial Biotechnology subscriptions through June 30 for #bio2012, Biotech Blog BIO 2012: FDA Town Hall, The Campaigns for Modern Medicine Endorser Spotlight: Virginia Biotechnology Association, The Campaigns for Modern Medicine Read More >

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