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14 Days Until BIO 2015: Spotlight on TinySuperheroes

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Every child dreams of being a superhero. Some who are forced at a very young age to overcome an illness or disability may need a little reminder every once in a while of that brave hero they have inside of them. Thanks to Robyn Rosenberger, these kids are getting the superpower strength they need. Robyn established TinySuperheroes in 2013 after being moved by the story of a young girl, Brenna, who was born with a Read More >

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My Journey From BioGENEius to PhD Student

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve known that research and biotechnology would be a large part of my life. Science has always been a passion of mine, and I was lucky to be guided into the laboratory at an early age. In 11th grade I met my mentor, Dr. Angela Crawley, when she was a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Jonathan Angel’s laboratory at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Here, I was introduced Read More >

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Biobased Products Offer the World a Promising Solution: Petroleum Products Caught Off-Guard

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It takes 450 years, almost half of a century, for a plastic bottle to decompose. In 2012 about 32 million tons of plastic garbage was collected of which only nine percent was recycled. Through industrial biotechnology, innovators are creating greener alternatives to consumer and personal care products that are commonly made using petroleum. In their article, Biobased products popping up throughout the economy, Agri-Pulse highlights how biobased products are rising in popularity and provides several examples Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: Arytha Biosciences

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Next month in Philadelphia at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host the 2nd annual, newly-expanded BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Each of the companies has been rigorously vetted through Read More >

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The Last Thing Africa Needs to be Debating is GMOs

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The point I am about to make has been made before, but I like to take every opportunity when possible to make it again. Anti-biotechnology proponents have verbally stated that labeling foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the first step. The next step for them is to get the technology banned all together. Many of these activists have the means to buy organic foods and foods labeled non-GMO verified. For the majority of the world, cost Read More >

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