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How the Biotechnology Industry Can Combat Doping in Sports

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Biotechnology companies work every day to solve some of our biggest global challenges – fighting disease, hunger and pollution. Yet, we in the biotech industry are strongly aware that our products can also be misused in the wrong hands. The same medicines that can be used to help children with devastating genetic deficiencies and growth disorders, or to help a chemotherapy patient combat cancer, can also be abused by healthy athletes to gain an unfair Read More >

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Poster Session at BIO’s World Congress Showcases Cutting Edge Research

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BIO’s 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology taking place this June in Montreal will feature a poster session highlighting cutting edge research in industrial biotech. Professors, students, scientists and industry reps are all encouraged to submit posters detailing their research that could lead to the next big breakthrough. Numerous poster submissions have already come in and it’s looking to be a banner year in research. One poster describes a novel pretreatment process using oxalic acid Read More >

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New Year, New Resolutions: Kickstart Your Career with the BIO International Convention

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With 2012 behind us and 2013 well under way, now is the time to re-establish professional goals for a prosperous year. BIO’s events serve as a professional networker’s playground and our flagship event, the BIO International Convention is a little more than 100 days away. If your 2013 to-do list includes professional enrichment and business development, the BIO International Convention is the place to be in April. Here a few tips to help kick start Read More >

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BIO’s South Dakota Affiliate Announces New Executive Director

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The South Dakota Biotechnology Association has hired Joni Johnson, a renewable fuels industry expert, as the new executive director. Joni Johnson previously headed up operations for the bioethanol company Poet’s political action committee. Johnson also is a veteran of many state-wide political campaigns, and she plans to prioritize advocacy at the state and national level for the association’s membership. “They need to have a voice in critical decisions that impact this industry,” she said. “It’s Read More >

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California Biomedical Companies Cite Lack Of Funding As Major Concern

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As I have mentioned in past blog posts, the U.S. bioscience industry has demonstrated stability through turbulent economic times. While not immune from the recession, this industry generally fared much better than the overall economy and has remained a net a job generator. In April of 2012, the White House released the National Bioeconomy Blueprint noting that bioscience industries are “a large and rapidly growing segment of the world economy that provides substantial public benefit.” Read More >

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