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Prominent Washington State Newspapers Urge NO on Initiative 522

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The Seattle Times, The Columbian, The News Tribune and The Daily Herald are just a few of Washington state’s leading publications urging voters to check no on the upcoming state ballot Initiative 522, requiring labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), seeds and seed products sold in Washington. With the voting on ballot Initiative 522 nearing a close, the Vote No on 522 site did a wonderful job of compiling top quotes of notable Washington state Read More >

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BIO Announces Plenary Sessions for thePacific Rim Summit

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J. Craig Venter to deliver keynote: “Life at the Speed of Light” Biotechnology innovations and commercialization of renewable chemicals will be featured topics of plenary sessions at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. In a recent press release, the Biotechnology Industry Organization highlighted panelists and speakers presenting at this year’s plenary sessions, including its keynote speaker, J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, J.Craig Venter Institute; Founder and CEO to Synthetic Read More >

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Lots of Buzz at the BIO Investor Forum

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Thirty-eight biotech IPO’s this year. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is up 50 percent YTD.  Are we in a boom or a bubble? At the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum,  that was the question on everybody’s mind. Nearly 600 biotech industry leaders, investors, and reporters gathered in San Francisco to find business partners, make connections, and hear our panelists discuss everything from Crowdfunding, the GAIN Act, the JOBS Act, and, of course, the booming IPO markets. Read More >

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South Africa National Policy on Intellectual Property: Inconsistent with Biotech Development Goals

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BIO submitted comments this week to the government of South Africa on their proposed “Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property.”  Below are some highlights. “BIO and its member companies are aware of the South African government’s aspirations to develop its life sciences industry, a message that South African officials communicated clearly at the recent BIO International Conference in Chicago, USA, in April 2013. At that conference and in subsequent discussions, South African officials have sent Read More >

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BIO Issues Call for Papers for 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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On October 7, 2013, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) distributed a press release inviting leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held from May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “We are excited to bring this conference to Philadelphia to highlight the industry’s growth, the importance of this industrial and environmental biotechnology for generating Read More >

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