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#BIOWC16 Exhibition Hall to Feature NSF SBIR Companies

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BIO’s partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage industrial biotech companies at BIO’s 13thAnnual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. “BIO and NSF have established a great public/private partnership, which first debuted at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum and will now be showcased at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Plenary Program: Day 3!

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BIO will concluded its 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology on Wednesday, April 20, 2016! The final plenary program, Market Growth for Biobased Products in the Consumer Marketplace, will showcase companies working to develop technologies that make industrial processes and products more eco-efficient. Technology developers are teaming up with consumer products companies to de-risk and scale up biobased products. From novel food ingredients, to packaging, to biobased car parts, panelists will highlight recent biobased innovations, and discuss how Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Plenary Program: Day 1

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Executives, thought leaders, and government  officials will discuss applications in space, biofuels, and the renewable chemical landscape during plenary programs at BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s event will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA! On Monday, April 18, 2016, BIO will be hosting two plenary programs. The Lunch Plenary Session is titled Outer Space: The Next Biotech Frontier (Panel Discussion) & Presentation of the Read More >

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J. Craig Venter, Ph.D to Receive the 2016 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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BIO has officially named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the annual award honors an individual for carrying Read More >

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St. Patrick’s Day: Biotech and Beer!

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Every year on March 17, “the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.” …And when they say a whole lot of green, they also mean green beer! According to the National Retail Federation, around “37 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Read More >

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