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The Buzz beckons. Time to vote!

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Voting opened this week for the “Buzz of BIO” competition which recognizes companies with groundbreaking, early stage technologies with the potential for improving our lives. Innovative biotech companies compete in two categories: Pipelines of Promise and Technologies of Tomorrow. You can review the nominees here and cast your vote before the competition ends on April 22 at 5PM. This year, “Buzz of BIO” candidates are developing a broad range of technologies including Zika vaccines and Read More >

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Do you have the right skills to maximize your BD activity at BIO 2016?

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There is no better place than BIO 2016 to make the connections you need to secure licensing, investment and procurement deals, and no better program to prepare you than the BIO Executive Training Workshops, held June 4-6 immediately prior to the BIO International Convention in San Francisco. The BIO Business Development Fundamentals and Advanced Business Development courses are aimed at helping to prepare you for the partnering, networking, and deal-making activity at BIO’s portfolio of Read More >

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#BIOWC16: Guarding against new threats to intellectual property protection

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As part of the first full day of the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO put on an engaging breakout panel discussion — sponsored by BIO member Intrexon — entitled “What Is Required to Protect Research and Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology?”  If you missed the panel, you can check out the speakers’ slides at the bottom of this blog post! The four panelists were all highly accomplished experts: Donna Perdue, of Perdue IP Law, Read More >

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GreenTech Investor Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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Kicking off the first full day of programming at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the GreenTech Investor Sessions took place on Monday, April 18 in San Diego, CA. Selected by an external Investor Advisory Panel, nine innovative companies shared their new technologies and value proposition in 15-minute presentations to an elite audience of investors, analysts, and conference attendees. The selected nine companies included: Deinove is a cleantech company that designs, develops and markets Read More >

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#BIOWC16: “Building Aromaticity in Renewable Chemicals”

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The presentations were interesting, which was followed by discussions from all of the speakers who are working in building aromatic molecules.  DuPont and ADM are in partnership to produce Furan Dicarboxylic Methyl Ester (FDME) from fructose using a new process.  The monomer FDME can be polymerized with 1,3- propanediol, (Bio-PDO™), and the resulting synthetic polymer has some very unique properties. Complementing the DuPont presentation, Len Rand the President and CEO of xF Technologies described the Read More >

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