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National Healthcare Innovation Summit Shines Spotlight on the Value Equation

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The first of the two-day National Healthcare Innovation Summit began and ended trying to answer one question: What constitutes value? Morning keynote speaker Ian Morrison boiled it down to this equation: Value = (Cost + Quality + Security)/Cost However, afternoon speakers struggled to limit the discussion to these variables, wanting to include many others, such as the ability of a health system to pay for innovation, the need to sustain continued innovation, underlying risk of Read More >

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Big #BIO2014 News from San Diego

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Yesterday, BIO held a press conference at Janssen Labs in San Diego to share some exciting news about the 2014 BIO International Convention. First and foremost, BIO’s Scott Whittaker announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Wednesday Keynote Address. Full details are available here. Scott was joined by Diego Miralles, Global Head, Innovation, for Janssen Pharmaceuticals as well as BIOCOM President Joe Panetta. Francis Barraza was present on behalf of San Read More >

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DuPont’s CEO receives George Washington Carver Award at BIO World Congress

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Yesterday, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, presented Ellen Kullman, CEO and Chair of the Board of DuPont, with the 2014 George Washington Carver Award, one of industrial biotechnology’s highest honors. The award ceremony took place during the opening day of the 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, PA. The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals advancing innovation in the field of Read More >

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BIO World Congress Member News Roundup

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We have officially completed  Day 2 of the 2014 BIO world Congress Industrial Biotechnology!  With that our member companies have shared with us some newsworthy announcements and exciting achievements! Additionally, BIO welcomed 9 new members to its Industrial and Environmental Section. The new members include Arzeda Corporation, Seattle, WA Biosynthetic Technologies, Irvine, CA Evolva, Mill Valley, CA Green Biologics, Gahanna, OH Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge, MA Reluceo Holdings LLC, Plymouth, MN Sage Bioproducts, Denver, CO Succinity Read More >

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Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels

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This morning, World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology attendees had the opportunity to hear about the future of drop-in Biofuels in the Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels track during Tuesday’s Breakout Sessions. The track was kicked off by moderator and presenter, Glenn Johnston of Gevo who gave an overview of drop-in biofuels and how they are substantially similar to gasoline, diesel, or jet fuels. Because of this drop-ins minimize infrastructure compatibility issues. Johnston then handed the panel Read More >

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