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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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Are You Ready To Go Beyond The Cutting Edge At BIO 2016?

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In an April 18 blog posted on Life Science Leader, Rob Wright outlined the essential components of a compelling and educational panel for the 2016 BIO International Convention. Wright will be moderating a Super Session panel on Tuesday, June 7 from 11:15 AM–12:30 PM called Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Science Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow.  The session will focus on innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities across disciplines as well as industries. Wright asks readers to provide Read More >

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CO2 Can Be Part of the Solution

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That was the bold message from startup EnobraQ during a Wednesday morning panel at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The panel sessions were still going strong on the final day of the Congress, and with a large number of startups presenting it seemed to be the start of a new round of technology transfer and commercialization. An interesting group of presentations focused on the use of sunlight and carbon capture for Read More >

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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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