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Get More Out of BIO 2016 with BIO’s Business Development Courses

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Are you planning to attend the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco and are looking to take your business development skills to the next level? The Business Development Fundamentals and Advanced Business Development courses are happening June 4-6 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, and are co-located with the BIO International Convention. These courses support the partnering activity that takes place at our business development and investor conferences each year by training individuals who are Read More >

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Biosynthetic Technologies: Advancing a First-Commercial Renewable Chemical Project

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently expanded its flagship “9003” loan guarantee program to include projects that primarily manufacture chemicals — not just fuels — from renewable biomass. Years of advocacy and leadership from BIO, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and others have effected this welcome change. Biosynthetic Technologies (“BT”) is pleased to be among the refreshed program’s early potential beneficiaries. BT commercializes a novel renewable chemical compound poised to disrupt the large global industrial and automotive Read More >

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Academics Imagine a Better World: Find the Right Partner at the BIO

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Academic and research institutions from around the world are coming to the BIO International Convention in San Francisco to find partners to advance their discoveries from the bench to the bedside.  Representing more than 10% (more than 1,000) of the attendees, academic participants reflect the entire biotech collaboration interface including university researchers, entrepreneurs, licensing officers, and research collaboration and economic development staff.  The BIO International Convention presents a unique opportunity to meet with the entire 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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