Author Archive: Paulina Ibarra

Paulina was the director of web and new media communications with the Biotechnology Industry Organization from October 2010 - June 2013.

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Energy Matters

Some say growth in the biofuel industry can play a significant role in fueling this country’s economic engine. For example, there are about three-dozen cellulosic biorefineries currently in various stages of planning or construction. Six of these are already in operation producing biofuels. Industry analyst Bio Economic Research Associates projects that advanced biofuel producers such as these can create more than one-hundred thousand new jobs by 2022. Many of these jobs will be in sectors Read More >

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IP Think Tank Podcast: Biotech Intellectual Property at the Crossroads

Thanks to the IP Think Tank blog, we have a great podcast on Biotech Now where Gregory Glover, a panellist at the 2009 BIO International Convention about the pending Biosimilar legislation and concerns over situations where a follow on product might avoid patent claims but still be able to rely on innovator regulatory data.

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Lest we forget the nature of research and development

As I was surfing the blogosphere today looking for something to write about I came across Greentech Media‘s post, Algae Biodiesel: It’s $33 a Gallon. The headline, not to mention the first paragraph are both real downers, Although many believe that algae will become one of the chief feedstocks for diesel and even hydrocarbon-like fuels, growing large amounts of algae and then converting the single-celled creatures remains expensive, said experts at the National Biodiesel Conference Read More >

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