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6 Days Until BIO 2015: Spotlight on Industrial & Environmental Biotech

BIO International Convention

Industrial biotechnology is paving the way for consumers to have access to sustainable products, environmentally friendlier cleaners and greener personal care items. During the 2015 BIO International Convention, attendees will be able to listen in on four astounding breakout sessions that exemplify how this industry is transforming our economy into a sustainable bioeconomy. Our prestigious speakers and panel members will discuss the innovation, the innovators, and the finance required for propelling this industry. So mark Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Vaxess Technologies

BIO Innovation Zone

This month in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded 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. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through the SBIR/STTR review process Read More >

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Time: How to Breathe New Life Into America’s Health-Care System

21st Century Cures Act

Last week, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) published an op-ed – How to Breathe New Life Into America’s Health-Care System – in Time Magazine on the potential of the 21st Century Cures Act to ‘help modernize the health-care innovation infrastructure, incorporate a patient perspective into the drug and device approval process, support advances in personalized medicine, streamline clinical trials, and provide more resources to support cutting-edge research and help young scientists.’ Rep. Upton points out that there are Read More >

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Genetic Engineering Helps Plants Survive In Drought

drought resistant corn

The Sacramento Bee ran a timely op-ed about how technology can help farmers deal with environmental challenges such as drought. The author is Ted Sheely, a family farmer from Lemoore who grows cotton, tomatoes, wheat, pistachios, wine grapes and garlic. Sheely has been honored by the California Water Policy Conference with the Innovative Water Conservation Award: In this time of unprecedented drought, much attention has been focused on the use of water for farms to Read More >

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From BioGENEius to Champion of Biotech

BioGENEius Challege

After losing a friend to cancer at a young age, I knew that I would dedicate my life to improving the lives of others who suffered from disease. At that young age it was difficult for me to fathom why, after a colossal investment of time and money into research, there was still no cure for cancer. In high school, I was fortunate enough to find myself working in the lab of Dr. Marek Los, Read More >

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