Latest From Biotech Now

BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

By Jennifer Chen, Participant, 2011 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge I am very fortunate to have participated in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. In addition to presenting my research to professionals involved in all aspects of biotechnology, I had the incredible opportunity of understanding the work of my peers, who are similarly enthusiastic about the diverse ways in which science can affect society. Furthermore, the BioGENEius program generously gave me the opportunity to attend the BIO Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , ,

Delicious Irony: What If Biotech Crops Actually Helped Organic?

ladybug

A lot has been written about the “battle” between biotech and organic.  Organic proponents claim biotech is a big evil – complicated technology invented by large-scale corporate agriculture to takeover farming as we know it.  Meanwhile, biotech proponents struggle to explain the science, promote the technology’ benefits and promises, and insist that biotech is key to feeding the world. Hank Campbell of Science2.0 and Alex Berezow of RealClearScience put a new spin on this debate Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,

Gene Patent Discussion Should Include Industrial, Environmental, & Ag Biotech

myriad-more

Twenty-three industrial and agricultural biotech companies, ranging from development-stage businesses to all of the largest players in the field, sent a letter to the Solicitor General expressing concern over the pending appeal in the Myriad “gene patents” case.  The companies wrote the letter to correct the myopic view that this case is only about human genetic diagnostics. The case could potentially adversely impact agricultural and industrial biotechnology, whose activities are far removed from the clinical Read More >

Patently BIOtech  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , ,

Take the PKD Foundation Challenge

Jill Panetta

By Jill Panetta, Chief Scientific Officer, PKD Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Week has been designated the week of June 18 to 24, 2012.  This week allows the PKD Foundation to be able to fulfill part of its mission to people with PKD — to increase awareness of a disease which few know about and raise the understanding and the impact that PKD has on patients and their families. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Read More >

Health  |  4 Comments  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , ,

2012 BIO International Convention: Q&A with Progenika

Progenika

In anticipation of the 2012 BIO International Convention we spoke with Progenika, a newly established Spanish healthcare company, to get their perspective on the event. Progenika develops, produces, and commercializes tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases and for predicting response to drug treatment. Read on to learn more about this innovative company. 1) Progenika is a newly established company that has created new subsidiaries; it has internationalized and brought products to the market Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,