Monthly Archives: May 2014

BIO World Congress Member News Roundup

World Congress

We have officially completed  Day 2 of the 2014 BIO world Congress Industrial Biotechnology!  With that our member companies have shared with us some newsworthy announcements and exciting achievements! Additionally, BIO welcomed 9 new members to its Industrial and Environmental Section. The new members include Arzeda Corporation, Seattle, WA Biosynthetic Technologies, Irvine, CA Evolva, Mill Valley, CA Green Biologics, Gahanna, OH Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge, MA Reluceo Holdings LLC, Plymouth, MN Sage Bioproducts, Denver, CO Succinity Read More >

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Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels

Green Hornet

This morning, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees had the opportunity to hear about the future of drop-in Biofuels in the Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels track during Tuesday’s Breakout Sessions. The track was kicked off by moderator and presenter, Glenn Johnston of Gevo who gave an overview of drop-in biofuels and how they are substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. Because of this drop-ins minimize infrastructure compatibility issues. Johnston then handed the panel Read More >

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BIO CEO Lays out Vision for Future of Industrial Biotech

Jim Greenwood

During the opening plenary lunch at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, laid out a comprehensive state of the industry to a packed room of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and business leaders from more than 35 countries. In his remarks, Greenwood talked about the important strides the industry has made. “Cellulosic and advanced biofuel companies are at a pivotal point in commercial development,” Greenwood said.  “In addition, we are Read More >

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Philadelphia Proclaims Energy Independence During BIO’s World Congress

Energy Independence

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology began in Philadelphia, with an expected 1,100 attendees from 35 countries coming to the city. The city provided a warm welcome to the attendees, declaring Monday May 12, 2014 “Energy Independence Day.” The official proclamation, signed by the Hon. Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, “urge[s] all citizens to be aware of the importance of sustainable energy,” and recognizes Novozymes, who, “with the help of biotechnology, has enabled the Read More >

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Nautilus v. Biosig, Baxter v. Fresenius and Limelight v. Akamai

Supreme Court

BIO weighed in on three Supreme Court cases in the last few months whose outcome could change the IP landscape for biotechnology companies. BIO’s amicus brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments argues that the petitioner misrepresents the Federal Circuit’s definiteness test and seeks to litigate an issue not properly before this court.  Petitioner’s approach radically departs from established law and practice.  Finally the petitioner’s approach would destabilize the patent system as it would inject substantial Read More >

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