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2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Breakthroughs

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2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Breakthroughs in Healing, Fueling, and Feeding the World The BIO International Convention Program Committee recently selected 125 thought-provoking and timely sessions among 13 educational tracks. The 2012 tracks include: Achieving Regulatory Approval and Compliance; Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals; Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer; Business Development; Drug Discovery and Development; Finance; Food and Agriculture; Global Innovation and Markets; Health Policy and Reimbursement; Innovations in Vaccines; International Case Studies; Manufacturing of Read More >

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Brazilian Innovation: A Patent Success

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The story of Acheflan highlights the role of patents in homegrown innovation in developing countries.  Professor Michael Ryan of George Washington University Law School reviewed several case studies (including Acheflan) in Brazil that highlight the differences in biomedical innovation both pre- and post-intellectual property reforms. In the early 1980’s, Ache Laboratorios Farmaceuticos (a Brazilian generics manufacturer) became aware of a plant that grew near coastal cities that local fishermen would mash into an oil rub Read More >

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ARPA-E Helps Early Stage Companies Commercialize Energy Innovations

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Q&A with ARPA-E Deputy Director for Commercialization Cheryl Martin Q: What is the mission of ARPA-E, and how do you work to further that mission? ARPA-E’s mission is to develop advanced energy technologies that can reduce U.S. energy consumption, emissions, and our reliance on foreign energy sources.  At the core, we are a technology funding agency, with a focus on next-generation, game-changing energy advances.  We award funding for research and development, with the goal of Read More >

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Governors Talk Biotech in State of the State Addresses

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State legislatures throughout the country are back in session – or soon will be. That means it is time for governors to deliver their annual state of the state addresses. In fact, several have already happened. Just in the last week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomlin made reference to the biotech industry as an important part of their economic development strategy. As the economy continues to slowly chug upward, Read More >

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BIO Applauds U.S.-Japan Action on GE Papaya

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the Government of Japan approved Hawaii’s Rainbow papaya for commercial shipment to Japan. The Rainbow papaya is genetically engineered to be resistant to the papaya ringspot virus. This announcement marks the beginning of a new chapter for Hawaiian papaya growers. “The market opening in Japan is great news for Hawaii’s papaya producers and even better news for American agricultural exports,” said Michael Scuse, Acting Under Secretary for Read More >

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