Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part I

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Workshop Overview  Known for their investment and R&D in cellulosic sugars, Brazil is leading the way in modern innovations in industrial biotech. The World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. BIO World Congress held its Workshops on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 which included unique programming on industrial biotech in Brazil.  This year’s Workshop on Brazil was titled “Not a “One Note Samba”: The Future of Brazil – US Collaborations, Read More >

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2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Wraps-up with Record Breaking Attendance!

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Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology was unlike any that preceded it. BIO hosted over 1,100 attendees at this year’s conference – of which 45% were from outside the United States. About half of the attendees were at a Director or an Executive career level while the other 50% of attendees consisted of researchers, scientists academia, and chief officers. Full conference registrants had access to BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ System which allowed them to quickly identify potential Read More >

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National Healthcare Innovation Summit Shines Spotlight on the Value Equation

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The first of the two-day National Healthcare Innovation Summit began and ended trying to answer one question: What constitutes value? Morning keynote speaker Ian Morrison boiled it down to this equation: Value = (Cost + Quality + Security)/Cost However, afternoon speakers struggled to limit the discussion to these variables, wanting to include many others, such as the ability of a health system to pay for innovation, the need to sustain continued innovation, underlying risk of Read More >

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Big #BIO2014 News from San Diego

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Yesterday, BIO held a press conference at Janssen Labs in San Diego to share some exciting news about the 2014 BIO International Convention. First and foremost, BIO’s Scott Whittaker announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Wednesday Keynote Address. Full details are available here. Scott was joined by Diego Miralles, Global Head, Innovation, for Janssen Pharmaceuticals as well as BIOCOM President Joe Panetta. Francis Barraza was present on behalf of San Read More >

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DuPont’s CEO receives George Washington Carver Award at BIO World Congress

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Yesterday, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, presented Ellen Kullman, CEO and Chair of the Board of DuPont, with the 2014 George Washington Carver Award, one of industrial biotechnology’s highest honors. The award ceremony took place during the opening day of the 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, PA. The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals advancing innovation in the field of Read More >

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