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Panelists Look at Strategies for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals

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Attendees of the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, had the opportunity to hear from panelists regarding “Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals” as part of the Renewable Chemicals Platforms Track. Moderated by Bill Baum, of Genomatica, the session featured panelists, Hans van der Pol of Corbion, David Gogerty of Global Bioenergies, David Sudolsky of Anellotech Inc., and  Jose Laplaza of Verdezyne. Hans van der Pol, Director of Strategic Marketing and New Business Read More >

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With the Return of the BIO International Convention, Philadelphia Looks to Become an Innovation Hub

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When the BIO International Convention was last in Philadelphia (2005), the region admittedly learned a lot about the biotech industry. Perhaps most importantly, the economic benefits powerhouse regions outside of Philadelphia reap with a strong biotech presence. “When BIO showed up, it allowed us to take into perspective other regions strong in biotechnology,” Russel Kaufman, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute and CEO Council for Growth board member explained. “Many regions that were biotech Read More >

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The Future of Renewable Chemicals

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On Monday, the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy, heard from three companies and their perspectives on the future of renewable chemicals. Carolyn Fritz, Allylix, led the session and provided great insight to the similarities and differences among DuPont, BASF, and Green Biologics throughout the discussion. Markus Pompejus provided BASF’s perspective on biobased chemicals. BASF understands that sustainability is a goal of many of their customers including the brand owners who are Read More >

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Now What is Patentable?

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On Tuesday of the Pacific Rim Summit, experts from Knobbe Martens, BIO, and Synthetic Genomics explored the legal, policy and business implications of the Myriad decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) guidance on patentable subject matter under Myriad issued earlier this year, and the revised Myriad guidance expected from the PTO later this year. The Patent Copyright Clause, United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by Read More >

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Recap: “Optimizing Waste Feedstocks to Advance the Bioeconomy”

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On Monday, December 8, BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy held a Track Session titled “Optimizing Waste Feedstocks to Advance the Bioeconomy.”  This session was one of the many unique sessions included in the Feedstock Production and Utilization Track.  Tim Cesarek of Enerkem moderated the session and panelists included Tim Hitchman, DSM, Mohamed Leila, McGill, and Brittany Syz, Oberon Fuels, Inc. Tim Cesarek, head of business development at Enerkem spoke on how the company’s plant in Edmonton, Alberta Read More >

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