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Making Green from Rhamnolipid-based Biosurfactants

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People often ask me how Logos Technologies got into making biosurfactants for use in soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, industrial cleaners, and other products. After all, we’re better known as a defense and engineering company. The short answer is, a decade ago, we assembled a team to work on bio-based technologies, initially biofuels. Then, over the years, while looking for products to commercialize, we hit upon rhamnolipids. It’s been long recognized thatthis class of glycolipids is useful Read More >

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“Must Attend” Breakout Sessions Announced for 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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BIO has officially announced the “must attend” Breakout Sessions for BIO’s 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology program will feature 70 sessions in eight 8 tracks over three days. This year’s conference will be held April 17-20 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. The featured breakout sessions include:  “Developing Carbon Neutral Fuels in an Era of Low Price Crude” Track: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Read More >

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ICYMI: BIO Speaks at #ABLC2016

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“From 2012 to 2020 renewable chemicals markets are expected to double in size to account for 11 to 13 % of the total chemical industry,” stated BIO’s Brent Erickson. On Thursday, February 17, 2016, BIO’s Executive Vice President of the Industrial and Environmental Section spoke at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) located at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. In case you were unable to attend this year’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC), below is an Read More >

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“What You Don’t Know About Partnering at the BIO World Congress, Part 2″

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The upcoming 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the preeminent conference for connecting venture capital with promising industrial biotech companies. “I’ve been coming since 2007,” said Michael Krel of Sofinnova Partners in a recent conversation, “and I’ve been quite happy with partnering at World Congress, and it is very efficient.” By “partnering”, Michael is talking about the BIO One-on-One Partnering system used to setup 30-minute, private, face-to-face meetings at the conference. The system has Read More >

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What You Don’t Know About Partnering at BIO World Congress – Part 1

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That partnering has taken off at World Congress is the understatement of the year. Last year there were 1,400 one-on-one meetings at World Congress, which is more than twice as many as 2013. So why the uptick? The name of the game in industrial biotech is increasingly partnering. Most innovation in the field comes from small companies. If you don’t have what it takes to do everything – create the whole value chain – partnering Read More >

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