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Incentivizing Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate

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Biotech may be the 21st century’s greatest opportunity. Climate change and energy transformation may be its greatest challenge. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE intends to bring the opportunity of biotech to this challenge—it is a call to action to all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to demonstrate and inspire a path to a better energy future. Biotech is rapidly blurring the lines between the impossible and the possible. The exponential pace of technological advances makes Read More >

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BIO 2016 Patient Pavilion Snapshot: Alpha-1 Project

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Every year, the BIO International Convention brings together stakeholders from the health care community to discuss how we can accelerate the pace of innovation to bring new, effective treatments to patients.  In recent years, the patient voice has been amplified in the drug development process as new models for collaboration are emerging to advance therapeutic development and ensure new treatments have meaningful outcomes for patients.  To help amplify that voice at the BIO International Convention, Read More >

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Science Committee Hearing Examines the “Science of Zika”

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From yellow fever, to dengue fever, to Nile Virus – humans are constantly under siege from new mosquito-transmitted diseases.” – House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to examine the science of the Zika virus and the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the disease. During the “Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic,” experts testified on the science Read More >

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Developing Cost Competitive Biobased Aromatics

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More and more consumers are demanding sustainable plastics and greener personal and household care products. In order to meet this demand, one biotech startup, Anellotech, is focusing on producing cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food biomass. To meet this production, the company has developed an efficient and eco-friendly thermal catalytic process for converting non-food biomass into aromatics. These bio-based aromatics, chemically identical to petroleum-based aromatics, are used to make plastics such as polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or “PET”), polystyrene, polycarbonate, nylon Read More >

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GMO Answers: How One Farmer Decides Which Seeds are Best for His Farm

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When it comes to GMOs, you’ll hear a lot of arguments about why they are “bad” and should be avoided. Some of these claims are health-related, others about environmental sustainability. And, some make incorrect claims about farmers’ ability to choose the seeds they grow on their farms, alleging that seed companies lock farmers into contracts and force them to buy specific products. Most people might learn about seeds in a grade school science class, but Read More >

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