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BIO Coalition Submits Patent Reform Letter to Congress

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BIO, alongside a coalition of patent holders and inventors, submitted a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on December 10 regarding potential changes to the patent system. The coalition thanked members of the committee for their work to develop reforms which would prevent harmful patent enforcement practices, and once again reiterated their opposition to any legislation that would weaken the overall patent system. They also asked that Read More >

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Panelists Look at Strategies for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals

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Attendees of the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, had the opportunity to hear from panelists regarding “Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals” as part of the Renewable Chemicals Platforms Track. Moderated by Bill Baum, of Genomatica, the session featured panelists, Hans van der Pol of Corbion, David Gogerty of Global Bioenergies, David Sudolsky of Anellotech Inc., and  Jose Laplaza of Verdezyne. Hans van der Pol, Director of Strategic Marketing and New Business Read More >

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#BIOPacRim: A Global Perpective on Growing Bioeconomy

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The Global Perspective on Growing the Bioeconomy Session was one of the multiple unique sessions finishing off the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Moderated by Zainal Abu Kasim of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, the panel consisted of Enrica Bargiacchi of the Consortium INSTM and Arno van de Kant, Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. Much of Zainal Abu Kasim’s discussion was around the growing biotechnology sector in Malaysia. Specifically, he addressed the role that the Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Read More >

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Bacon, Eggs and Feedstocks at the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit

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On Tuesday, December 9, BIO held a breakfast plenary titled “Feedstocks: A Global Comparison” which explored the realities faced by feedstock producers in today’s marketplace.  The plenary was moderated by Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica and included Ajarin Pattanapanchai, senior executive investment advisor of the Thailand Board of Investment, Timothy Volk, senior research associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Bill Levy, CEO of Pacific Ag Solutions. Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica opened his comments by Read More >

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With the Return of the BIO International Convention, Philadelphia Looks to Become an Innovation Hub

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When the BIO International Convention was last in Philadelphia (2005), the region admittedly learned a lot about the biotech industry. Perhaps most importantly, the economic benefits powerhouse regions outside of Philadelphia reap with a strong biotech presence. “When BIO showed up, it allowed us to take into perspective other regions strong in biotechnology,” Russel Kaufman, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute and CEO Council for Growth board member explained. “Many regions that were biotech Read More >

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