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A Start-Up Model Worthy of Consideration

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Biotech LLCs are getting a lot of attention lately, and perhaps rightfully so. The Wall Street Journal’s Brian Gormley recently talked to Albert L. Sokol, a partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer, about the two venture-backed biotechs – Forma Therapeutics and Viamet Pharmaceuticals – that he helped convert to LLCs. In the WSJ article – Biotech Start-Ups See Benefits from Changing Structure, Lawyer Says – Sokol describes the benefits to start-ups and their venture investors, as Read More >

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Food Before Fuel Is a Fight Between the States

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Large swaths of the United States have experienced extreme and exceptional drought conditions this year. And the USDA has predicted lower yields and supply for corn through the remainder of the year. This has touched off a revival of the food before fuel debate, with very few speaking up on behalf of the fuel side. Governors from eight states – Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia – have written EPA Read More >

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Playing Politics: Political Pitfalls for Animal Biotechnology

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This year’s BIO Livestock Biotech Summit featured a session called Political Pitfalls for Animal Biotechnology. Moderator Dr. Cathleen Enright, BIO’s Executive Vice President of Food & Agriculture, told attendees that the biotech industry needs to tell our story and acknowledge the political factors that we face in order to drive innovation and bring new products to the marketplace. “We must be able to trade products containing or derived from a new technology or that technology Read More >

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Livestock Biotech Summit Draws International Crowd

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On September 19, BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit kicked off with an international flair. Eleven countries are represented at the Kansas City conference including Argentina, Belgium, China, Italy and Thailand. Focused on developing global solutions through animal biotechnology, the Summit kicked off with a keynote address from Justin Chesnut of Elanco Animal Health. He delivered a powerful message to the audience on using technology to feed the world. Justin talked about how technology is the vital ingredient to making Read More >

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Technology Transfer: Promoting Public-Private Collaborations for Innovation

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BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood penned an op-ed for the September issue of BioPharm International on the importance of technology transfer from academia to industry, as encouraged by the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. The Bayh-Dole Act, which permits and encourages industry to partner with research universities to turn federally-funded basic research into new and valuable products, is a critical factor in driving America’s innovation economy. Because of this legislation, the U.S. leads the world Read More >

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