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Celebrating the Overlooked Origin of a Miracle Vaccine

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Ever heard of Maurice Hilleman? Chances are that you haven’t, but he may be responsible for saving your life and the life of your kids and grand kids. Hilleman truly is one of the unsung heroes of the vaccines industry. He invented the measles vaccine estimated to have saved at least 100 million lives. Today, 95 percent of children in the U.S. receive the MMR — the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella invented by Read More >

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The Next Generation is Here Today

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“It is gratifying to see these companies coming to scale and new technologies that don’t fit our typical view of feedstocks being developed,” said Mark Bunger, Research Director of Lux Research, Inc. “Biotechnology and industrial biotechnology are just getting started and we’ll continue to be blown away by the developments in the industry throughout our lifetimes.” Lux was discussing the great strides being made in the development of feedstocks and the next generation of biorefineries Read More >

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Progress, Growth, Milestones and Success: Theme of Day One at World Congress

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BIO’s 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotech kicked off its first full day of programming Monday and the halls were abuzz with good news. Attendees packed the exhibit hall, breakout rooms, plenary hall and investor sessions at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. During a morning breakout program Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company, announced the successful start-up at its flagship bio-succinic acid plant located in Lake Providence, Louisiana. The plant is the Read More >

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Strategic Partnerships: The Key to Venture Capital in Industrial Biotech

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This morning at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotech, the Clean Tech Investor Sessions kicked off with a panel called, “Global Perspectives for Project Financing in Clean Technology.” Moderated by Taite McDonald, Senior Advisor, Energy & Clean Technology Government Initiatives, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel consisted of dynamic, international experts including Dirk Den Ouden, Senior Manager, Kempen & Co Corporate Finance; Felipe Pereira, Sector Manager, AIB, Department of Chemical Industry, BNDES; Josko Bobanovic, Read More >

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BIO Opens the 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, welcomed attendees to the 10th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal with remarks and a special video at the opening plenary session: BIO is proud to welcome you to the tenth annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Eleven years ago, I approached our board with the idea of starting a new conference dedicated to industrial biotechnology. Some of those original board members Read More >

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