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BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit to Focus on Building the Biobased Economy

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BIO’s 2012 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy comes to Vancouver, Canada next week, October 9-12. Now in its 7th year, the Summit will explore the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. “We are excited to bring this conference to Vancouver to highlight the industry’s growth, particularly in Canada,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Read More >

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2012 BIO Technology Transfer Symposium

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BIO’s Technology Transfer Symposium is right around the corner, next Monday, October 8th in fact. And whether you are planning on attending the BIO Investor Forum, the Tech Transfer offers a unique insight in to the value of biotech public-private partnerships. The Tech Transfer highlights recent and successful early stage technology transfer deals from a variety of perspectives, including universities, government and venture capitalists. Attendees will learn about how technology transfer offices and industry are working Read More >

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Southern California Biotech Magnet School will Prepare Next Gen Workforce

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Despite increasing global competition, the United States remains the most innovative country on the planet. This competition, of course, is good because it means education and research are growing in the rest of the world. There is some debate as to whether or not this nation is facing a potential hi-tech labor shortage. Though, one thing is certain – teaching science, math, and technology to all kids is so important. This is not just because Read More >

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Opportunities in Agriculture

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Dr. Jon Hagler, the Missouri Director of Agriculture, spoke recently at BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit about our country – and the world – being on the precipice of some unprecedented opportunities in agriculture. As Missouri’s agriculture leader, Hagler has raised ag’s profile by emphasizing the importance of this industry and ag-related jobs to the state’s overall economy and its relevance to every consumer. Hagler said that with a population of 9 billion expected by 2050, Read More >

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2012 BIO Investor Forum: Presenting Companies Making News

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Need a heart valve? Perhaps a bit more cartilage in your knees? Better yet, how about new blood vessels to bypass the old blocked ones? Amazingly, the days of relying upon animal or human cadavers’ tissue grafts to address these medical needs may possibly be drawing to a close. This is not Star Trek and this is not the Walt Disney’s optimistic science of Tomorrowland. As detailed in the Wall Street Journal last week, medical Read More >

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