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Welcome to San Diego and to the 2016 BIO World Congress!

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Welcome to San Diego and to the 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This is actually our first time hosting this event in San Diego and in California…and that is a testament to this region’s commitment, vision and focus on fostering and growing its industrial biotechnology sector. We have a great turnout this year,  with industry leaders from over 50 countries…making this event, once again, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event of the year. I Read More >

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#BIOWC16: “Cellulosic Biorefineries – Where Are We Today and Where will We Be Tomorrow”

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“The Cellulosic Ethanol – Where are We Today and Where Will Be Tomorrow” panel started off the Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Steve Hartig from ICM kicked off the panel by providing an overview of the current challenges in scaling up production of cellulosic ethanol. While large-scale cellulosic ethanol from crop residues is seeing challenges in financing and logistics, continued advancements in technology will allow us to Read More >

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Partnering is open for BIO 2016!

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BIO is buzzing again but this time it’s not about a contest, it’s about the opening of BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™! It’s official. Partnering opened yesterday (April 7). Last year over 29,000 meetings were held over three days during the BIO Convention. This year there are more rooms and more days for more meetings. Partnering begins at 1:00 Monday, June 6 allowing another half day to make connections and secure investments. Meetings will continue until 4:30PM Read More >

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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

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Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California. This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation. As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state. April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Read More >

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#BIOWC16: Partnering for Educational Impact

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is just two weeks away and the opportunities to find new partners are endless.  As the premiere convener for the industrial biotechnology industry, BIO offers its attendees multiple ways to meet, learn and collaborate over existing and new business and technology ideas. But new this year, Novozymes is adding a unique partnering opportunity. We’re hosting a collaborative workshop focused solely on education. We all know that our Read More >

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