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Academics Weigh In on Journal Article: “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health”

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An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine by biotech critics Philip Landrigan and Charles Benbrook condemns the use of GMO crops and herbicides.  Ultimately, the authors offer a pair of personal recommendations calling for the EPA to delay its permit for Enlist Duo, a new combination herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D; and urging for the mandatory labeling of GM foods. Push back on the article and Landrigan’s and Benbrook’s recommendations has been Read More >

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Joint U.S.-Brazil Communique Demonstrates Commitment to Collaboration

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In June, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with President Barack Obama to reaffirm their commitment to strengthening traditional ties, expand trade, and investment cooperation by issuing a Joint Communique which recognizes the work sharing potential of each country. This important milestone in U.S.-Brazilian diplomatic relations underscores the importance of supporting bilateral biofuels and biomedicine innovation by eliminating obstacles to the growth of investment, research and innovation. BIO invites you to learn more about the effect Read More >

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Nominations Open: Be the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum

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Nominations are now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Ten biotechs will be nominated in each of two categories – Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders. Winners will then be chosen via online vote from August 24-28. The contest is an excellent opportunity for early-stage Read More >

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Watch-Out Tech Industry, Biotech is on the Rise in San Francisco

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When thinking about the industries that make up San Francisco’s vibrant economy, biopharma is often overshadowed by the Bay Area’s reputation as a tech hotspot. But in reality, health care outpaced the tech sector in 2014 by generating over $28 billion in economic activity and employing over 20% of San Francisco workers. The Bay Area is a hub of innovation for growing biotechs looking to connect with the right investors, which is why BIO chose Read More >

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Synthetic Biology Products: Cost Competitive and Performance Driven

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The Monday morning BIO World Congress session, commanded an overcrowded and enthusiastic attendance, and one of the few times where presentations involved the importance of synthetic biology technology for the production of consumer products, which drew more attention than ever before. The session was kicked off by the CEO of Modular Genetics, Kevin Jarrell, who spoke about the production of glycinate an ultra-mild surfactant made by using engineered microorganism which converted underutilized agricultural waste material into useful renewable chemicals found Read More >

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