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“Should the USPTO allow the patenting of living organisms?”

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Most people associate patents with mechanical or electronic devices, new chemical substances, intricate machines or other inanimate things. The notion that patents are also available for living things may be puzzling at first. A patent is a form of property right that allows its owner a certain measure of control over how others may make, use or sell the patented invention. Surely the inventor of e.g. a new gyroscope sensor (like those used in Segway Read More >

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Congratulations to Gevo on the Construction of its New Demonstration Paraxylene Plant

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On Monday, August 26, 2013, Gevo, Inc., the world’s only commercial producer of bio-isobutanol, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee, Texas.  BIO’s own CEO Jim Greenwood attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and had this to say: “Industrial biotechnology companies such as Gevo show the true scope and reach of American innovation and ingenuity. After you visit these companies, after you see how entrepreneurs like Gevo CEO Pat Gruber and his Read More >

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Ask CA Governor Brown To Sign SB 598

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California’s Assembly and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 598, legislation that creates a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Despite fierce opposition from insurance companies and large pharmacy chains, it is now on its way to the Governor’s desk. It’s critical for him to understand that this issue is one of the highest priorities for patients, healthcare providers and the life sciences industry. Senate Bill 598 is needed now to update Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: Opsona Therapeutics

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Opsona Therapeutics will be participating in the upcoming BIO Investor Forum, and will be giving a presentation on their work in the autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and oncology space (among other indications). To learn more about their company, please read one of our final company snapshots below. Company Snapshot What is your company’s lead product or technology? Opsona’s lead product OPN-305 is a fully humanized monoclonal IgG4 antibody targeting Toll-like-receptor-2 (TLR2), which is in clinical development as Read More >

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Putting Patients First: Paving a Path to Useful CER

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Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has the potential to improve health outcomes by helping people make better-informed decisions. But how do we know that CER will generate information that is useful? On September 30, in Washington, DC, you can be part of a conversation featuring a broad range of health care stakeholders—patients, providers, policymakers, payers, researchers, and those who fund research–by participating in an effort led by the National Health Council to create a framework to Read More >

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