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Industrial and Environmental Highlights from BIO 2014

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The 2014 BIO International Convention drew 15,667 industry leaders, including nearly 2,500 CEO’s, from 50 states and 70 countries.  This year’s event was held June 23-26, in San Diego, CA. The BIO Business Forum hosted a record-breaking 29,000+ scheduled one-on-one partnering meetings between more than 3,100 companies, and featured 192 company presentations. View highlights here.  Furthermore, the BIO Exhibition featured more than 1,800 exhibitors and covered over 160,000 square feet with 55 State and International Pavilions. BIO welcomed Read More >

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A Modern Solution to Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease as well as gluten intolerance is widespread amongst the population, but recently a team of talented researchers may have found the solution to their distress- genetically modified wheat. Researchers Cristina Rosella, Francisco Barrob, Carolina Sousac, and Ma Carmen Menad investigated ways to ‘silence’ protein coding genes that are responsible for triggering adverse immune responses in those with celiac disease.   Their research as recently published in the Journal of Cereal Science.  Jefferson Adams of Read More >

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2014 World Food Prize Honors Critical Breakthroughs in Wheat

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on June 18 the selection of eminent wheat breeder, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate during a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. The World Food Prize highlights the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal, The Prize calls attention to what has been done to improve global food security Read More >

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Is Regulatory Transformation for Alzheimer’s Therapies Needed?

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BIO 2014′s  session titled ” Regulatory Transformation: As Alzheimer’s Disease Science, Research and Advocacy Move Toward Earlier Detection and Intervention, How Will Researchers Adapt to this Evolution?” discussed progress and challenges facing researchers and the collaborative efforts between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and patient advocacy groups to help them find a cure. The discussion centered on recent FDA Draft Guidance for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development which allows for an accelerated approval Read More >

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2014 BIO Convention Executive Perspective Panel – Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals

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A Look into the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Forum at the 2014 BIO International Convention On June 24, 2014, BIO hosted a session titled Executives Perspective – 2014: Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals in the Balance? as part of the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Forum at this year’s International Convention. Here, BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section board members reflected on the 2014 transformation of the industrial biotech sector from pre-commercial promise to market threat – and the unprecedented Read More >

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