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Advanced Biofuels Companies Showcase Progress

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Wednesday at the National Press Club, several advanced biofuels companies joined BIO to showcase the progress the industry has made in recent years. U.S. companies have worked to rapidly scale up advanced biofuel technology – through pilot and demonstration projects – and a number are now constructing and commissioning commercial-scale biorefineries. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been the industry’s bedrock policy behind this innovation. It provides the fundamental foundation driving private investment in America’s Read More >

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Preview: AUTM U.S. Licensing Survey: FY2011

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We’ve seen compelling evidence recently about the positive impact of university licensing activity. As we learned from “The Economic Contributions of University/Nonprofit Inventions in the United States: 1996-2010,” a report released by BIO in June, university/nonprofit licensing supported as many as 3 million “person years of employment.” Now there is even more good news to share. AUTM publishes a report of academic licensing activity at the end of each year for the prior fiscal year. Read More >

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Amgen Hosts Science without Borders Students

From left, Israel Matos, Dayanne Castro, Felipe Coelho, Marina Santos, Felipe de Oliveira, and Danillo Oliveira are participating in the Science Without Borders Program as summer interns at Amgen.

This year, Amgen is hosting six Science without Borders undergraduate interns at its Thousand Oaks, California headquarters. The Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program that seeks to train 101,000 students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. The Amgen internship program will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the biotechnology industry. There was considerable interest in the programme with a high Read More >

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Award Honors Rhode Island Biotech Excellence

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Know somebody in Rhode Island biotech that deserves special recognition? Then nominate them for Tech Collective’s Rhode Island Bioscience Awards. Check it out, nominate, and apply here. Nominations are due September 24th, Applications are due October 1st.

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Some ABCs of PAGs

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A lot of people, and especially those who have attended BIO events (such as the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, BIO Investor Forum, and the BIO Business Forum) are familiar with the names Michael J. Fox Foundation, FasterCures, ALS Therapy Development Institute, JDRF, and other non-profit Patient Advocacy Groups, or “PAG’s”. In case you missed them, two blog posts came up from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and FasterCures that we wanted to share. They Read More >

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