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Want to Increase Food Insecurity in New York? Label GMOs!

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In January 2014, the New York GMO Labeling Bill A.3525 was introduced to require that food or food products containing a genetically modified material or that are produced with a genetically modified material to be labeled. According to, “one in six American consumers goes to bed hungry. One contributory factor being that food prices are too high.” If the GMO Labeling bill in New York were to pass, grocery costs would rise and the Read More >

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Forbes: Sure, We’ll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

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On May 19, Paul Howard highlighted the promise of immunotherapy for the treatment and possible eventual cure of cancer but emphasized that it is critical to focus on the long-term perspective. Key points raised in the article: ‘Reducing incentives for innovation (and drug development returns are roughly comparable to those in the software industry) and you would encourage investors to park more of their capital in more lucrative investments (think: Snapchat), and less into research for Read More >

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Media Overview of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Media in attendance included: Melody Bomgardner, Chemical & Engineering News Geoffrey Carr, The Economist  Rebecca Coons, Chemical Week Philippa Davies, Tecnon OrbiChem Doris De-Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Dick Flanagan, World-Generation Neil Eisberg, Chemistry & Read More >

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THBI to Honor Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus


It’s no secret that Texas’ economy is booming and has been for some time. An important part of that growth has come from knowledge sectors, such as biotechnology. The biotech industry in Texas has expanded by about 20% through the last decade. This type of growth doesn’t just happen on its own. It requires careful planning and coordination between academia, industry and willing investors. There is one further element, whose importance cannot be understated. Responsible Read More >

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BIO Testifies at 21st Century Cures Hearing on PCAST


Today, BIO’s Executive Vice President of Health Sara Radcliffe presented testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing. The Hearing focused on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation and key issues related to the 21st Century Cures initiative to examine what steps the Committee can take to accelerate the pace of cures in America. Below is a summary: The Challenge of Read More >

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