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NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

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President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award. The Rosalind Franklin Award was established by BIO to honor an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. “I’m extremely honored to be chosen for this award and flattered by the extraordinary company of former award winners,” said Rath. “NexSteppe is committed to enabling the bioeconomy by providing Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Exhibition Hall to Feature NSF SBIR Companies

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BIO’s partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage industrial biotech companies at BIO’s 13thAnnual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. “BIO and NSF have established a great public/private partnership, which first debuted at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum and will now be showcased at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Plenary Program: Day 3!

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BIO will concluded its 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology on Wednesday, April 20, 2016! The final plenary program, Market Growth for Biobased Products in the Consumer Marketplace, will showcase companies working to develop technologies that make industrial processes and products more eco-efficient. Technology developers are teaming up with consumer products companies to de-risk and scale up biobased products. From novel food ingredients, to packaging, to biobased car parts, panelists will highlight recent biobased innovations, and discuss how Read More >

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GMO Labeling Reform – Let’s Try it Again

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Former Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Agriculture, Marshall Matz, recently published an opinion editorial arguing that the world will find it much “more difficult, if not impossible, to feed itself in the years ahead unless it continues to use the most modern science to increase the food supply and make agriculture more sustainable.” AgriPulse published the piece which also contends that transparency is also important in modern America, so Read More >

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Harvard Analysis of Discriminatory Formulary Design in 2016 Health Plans

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BIO supports policy changes that protect patients’ ability to obtain access to the prescription drugs they need including policies that bolster enforcement of existing nondiscrimination requirement to ensure patients with high-cost health conditions are not penalized. A recent assessment of 2016 Qualified Health Plans in the Exchange Marketplace in 14 states, conducted by Harvard’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI), raises significant concerns, noting “there is increasing evidence that some QHPs are structured Read More >

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