Monthly Archives: May 2014

BIO 2014 Partnering Activity is Unprecedented and Unexpected

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Partnering activity for BIO 2014 is riding at a record-breaking 4,000+ meeting requests eight weeks before the conference. The previous record was set at BIO 2012, with 770 partnering requests at the same timeframe. That’s an increase of 420%. While we’re experts at predicting partnering stats, these numbers have caught us by surprise. So what does this mean for you? ONE: This year you need to start partnering early to increase the chance that your Read More >

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USA Today Misses the Point on Biofuel Development

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A recent USA Today article, picked up from content provider Ozy.com, mischaracterizes the message of a research article on land use changes. In their 2012 study on grasslands, South Dakota State University ecologists Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly try to convey that the opportunity for cellulosic biofuel production to take root in the Great Plains and Western Corn Belt is in danger of being lost. The authors correctly note that public policy and economic incentives Read More >

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PG Economics Report Shows GM Crops to Increase Environmental Sustainability

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In a recent press release, BIO’s Cathy Enright calls attention to the recently published PG Economics report, “GM Crops:  Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996-2012”. The economic benefits for farmers who use genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to an average of more than $117/hectare in 2012, according to the PG Economics report. Farmers around the world who use seeds improved with biotechnology are benefiting economically while improving the environmental sustainability of their farming operations. “Half of the Read More >

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Base Food Labeling on Fact, Not Fear

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The Los Angeles Times Editorial board published a wonderful op-ed focusing on the scare tactics used to garner support for California GMO labeling bill SB 1381. State Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has said that her bill doesn’t make judgments about whether genetically engineered food is inherently good or bad but merely informs consumers. Yet the wording says otherwise. It’s full of negative declarations about such food, with no mention of the positives. “United States government scientists have stated Read More >

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Partnering Thought-Leadership

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The Intersection of Academic & Industry and Who are the buyers and what are they buying? Partnering at BIO is not just a matter of having a hundred meetings. It is meeting the right companies, making the most of your meetings, and optimizing your partnering strategy. We are committed to bringing you the knowledge to do that through our complimentary Partnering Thought Leadership live-web series. First up is our Google+ Hangout (live web video panel) Read More >

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