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Countdown to BIO 2014: Exhibit Hall Highlights


It’s hard to believe that we’re a mere 12 days out from the start of BIO 2014 in San Diego.  We are excited to be back in one of the 3 largest life sciences regions in the country. Over 1,700 exhibitors including 55 State and Country Pavilions will be exhibiting including 3 new Country Pavilions:  Algeria, Portugal and South Africa.  Attendees and exhibitors can look forward to exciting events and new additions to BIO 2014. Read More >

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Fact vs. Fear: Are GM Enzymes in Cheese Safe?

Mars Cheese Castle

On June 6, 2014, Scientific American released an entertaining blog entitled “Genetically Modified Cheese… is Nothing Safe? At the Boundaries of GMO Controversy” written by Kevin Bronham, Curriculum Fellow in the Microbiology and Immunobiology department at Harvard Medical School. Bronham’s article provides a common example of the use in biotechnology in food production to show how opposition to GMOs isn’t based in science. In cheese-making, it’s necessary to use “rennet,” which causes the milk to Read More >

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IP at the 2014 BIO International Convention

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Securing and maintaining intellectual property protection for the next generation of biotech innovation faces new challenges and opportunities.  Come learn about current issues and those just on the horizon before they affect your practice and your company. Keynote Speakers in the IP Track: Director General Francis Gurry, World Intellectual Property Organization Judge Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Acting Director Michelle Lee, United States Patent and Trademark Office IP Read More >

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Why We Need IPR for GMOs

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At GMO Answers, we’ve received several questions about corporate intellectual property rights (IPR) and patents on GMO seeds, with many believing that patents hurt farmers by forcing them to purchase new seeds each year instead of using the seeds they harvest. On the contrary, patents actually help farmers gain access to new technologies by facilitating innovation, by enabling seed developers to invest significant time and resources in creating new technologies that will provide farmers with Read More >

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Video: Emerging Company CEOs Praise JOBS Act


Passed in 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act makes the pathway to capital formation more attainable for small biotechnology companies, clearing the way for American innovation and ingenuity by removing bureaucratic hurdles and red tape to speed cures and medical breakthroughs to patients. In this short video, leading BIO Board Members and biotech company CEOs share the reasons why they feel the JOBS Act is critically important for today’s biotech industry. The JOBS Read More >

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