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Five international biotech countries to watch

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Scientific American released their third annual WorldView: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at the 2011 BIO International Convention which includes a Bio Innovation Scorecard. The Scorecard reviews individual country biotechnology programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. Based on the results of the Bio Innovation Scorecard, here’s our list of 5 biotechs to watch: 5.  Malaysia: Ranking third in the world for the best Enterprise Support of its biotech industry by Scientific American’s Read More >

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Managing Biotech Technological Innovation in a New Era

Written by Kelly Cappio, BIO. This session focused on technological innovations and how they can be used to prevent, identify, or respond to new natural or man-made threats. As stated by Dr. Alan Rudolph, “We face a very dynamic threat space.” Dr. Rudolph, Director of the Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, discussed the strategic thrust of the agency and its recent focus on new diagnostic technologies, such as MIMIC, Read More >

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Biotechnology – Creating a positive political and social environment

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“I think it’s important that government stands up for proper science,” Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said during the Tuesday keynote luncheon at the 2001 BIO International Convention. “You know I had a lot of battles over this when I was prime minister – with various groups.” This was a familiar story to many of the attendees who regularly face a number of social and political hurdles in bringing their innovative products to market: Read More >

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Biotech for Now, and for the Future

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Written by Scott Swenson – Scott Swenson is a wheat grower from Elbow Lake, Minnesota, and Chairman, National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee.  He was a panelist on our Food & Ag Media Breakfast at the 2011 BIO International Convention panel titled, “WINNING THE FUTURE:  Does U.S. Ag Policy Support or Discourage Innovation?” on June 29. Did you know that biotechnology in plants saves fuel and machinery usage by Read More >

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Podcast: 2011 Dr. Paul Janssen Award winner Dr. Napoleone Ferrara

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Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, a Genentech Fellow, was named the 2011 winner of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Dr. Ferrrara was recognized for his research on angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation, and the isolation and cloning of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major regulator of angiogenesis in physiology and disease. Download the podcast

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