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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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Converting GHG’s to Achieving a Fuel and Climate Solution

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During the Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms breakout session at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy attendees had the opportunity to learn more about converting greenhouse gases (GHG) to achieving a fuel and climate solution. Richard Altman, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), started off the session with focusing on how to achieve aviation carbon neutral growth by 2020 via sustainable biofuels. CAAFI is working to meet this goal through the Read More >

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Voting Now Open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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The Buzz of BIO contest at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Voting has officially opened for the below companies nominated in each of two categories – Most Distinguished Public Company and Most Promising Private Company. Winners will receive a complimentary company presentation and individual registration, plus promotion by BIO and BioCentury. The Most Distinguished Read More >

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2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference™ Buzz of BIO Nominations Open

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For the first time, the Buzz of BIO contest will take place at the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference.  Sponsored by BioCentury and Tiberend Strategic Advisors, the contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Ten biotechs will be nominated in each of two categories – Most Distinguished Public Company and Most Promising Private Company. Buzz of BIO nominations are now Read More >

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