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Bioenergy business outlook shows steady optimism, less confidence in government

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The Biofuels Digest/BIO Summer 2011 Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey was conducted last week and released this morning. The survey drew more than 400 responses, with more international participation, particularly among biofuel producers and larger companies that have been in business more than 10 years and have more revenue. The responses show very little change in expectations of industry growth compared to the Spring 2011 survey, although respondents appeared slightly more pessimistic about government support for Read More >

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Podcast: Dr. Karel Schubert, Bioscience Association of West Virginia

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BIOtechNOW’s Tracy Cooley talks to Dr. Schubert of the Bioscience Association of West Virginia about biotech in West Virginia – major areas of growth, the outlook for growth of the industry within the state, and plans for the upcoming BIO International Convention. Download the podcast

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Biotech should embrace open, online communication

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At the upcoming 2011 BIO International Convention, we will issue a new opinion survey measuring public attitudes toward our industry and where government support for our industry ranks among other national priorities.  While the survey found some interesting new data – sorry, you’ll have to wait until next week to get the details – we saw some results that are nearly the same each year we field this survey.  We found that voters’ image of Read More >

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House Patent Reform Bill, HR 1249, still has the Administration’s and BIO’s support

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The White House, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have come out in support of HR 1249 and the Manager’s Amendment to the bill.  The only caveat mentioned is that “final legislative action [should] ensure that the US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) fee collections are made fully available to support the nation’s patent and trademark system.” BIO also has come out in Read More >

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BIO, Here We Come!

Angie Drakulich from PharmaTech Talk writes: Next week is the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Convention in Washington, DC. Many of our editorial team members will be there and we hope to see you. With a regulatory pathway for biosimilars underway in the United States, renewed conversations about regenerative medicine, and a booming biotech sector, the convention should be quite dynamic. Angie is part of our BIO Official Blog Program. Keep an eye on her Read More >

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