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Washington Post: GM Crops can “Improve the Lives of Millions”

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Many anti-GMO advocates cite their opposition to the technology because they see agribusiness focused mainly on making a profit However, “the application of current biotechnological tools to agriculture offers a wide array of benefits, benefits that are only beginning to be seen,” according to the editorial board at the Washington Post. In a recent editorial, titled “Genetically Modified Crops Could Help Improve the Lives of Millions”, the editors of the Washington Post argued how consumers Read More >

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Investing in Cutting-Edge Technology to Advance Cancer Research

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In a recent blog post, Research!America profiles KIYATEC, a company that developed “3DKUBE.” 3DKube creates a 3Dmodel of patient cells that allows researchers to study the growth of cells in a cultured environment that mimics the conditions of the human body. To expand the use of KIYATEC’s technology, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded KIYATEC a $295,000 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. KIYATEC and other innovative biotech companies will showcase their cutting-edge Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Targeson Inc.

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Next month in San Diego at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science foundation (NSF) to host the first-ever BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Companies are rigorously vetted through the NIH and NSF SBIR review process prior to Read More >

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IFIC Survey: Americans’ Satisfaction with Current Food Labels Remains High

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The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) released its 2014 “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology” Survey which explores U.S. adult consumers’ awareness, perceptions, and behaviors with respect to various aspects of plant and animal biotechnology, modern agriculture, and sustainability. The Survey was fielded by Market Strategies International of Livonia, Mich., between March 28 and April 7, 2014, and involved 1,000 U.S. adults polled using an online survey tool. Results were weighted based on gender, age, race, education, Read More >

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BIO Partnering Q&A: Intersection of Academic and Industry

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Earlier this month, BIO hosted a Google Hangout to discuss BIO Partnering: Intersection of Academic and Industry. We had an excellent lineup of guests discussing emerging models in tech transfer and translational research, novel collaborations between industry and academia, and of course the pivotal role that BIO’s 1-on-1 Partnering and tech transfer programming at #BIO14 will play in advancing industry-university relationships. Since we didn’t get a chance to address all of the excellent questions that Read More >

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