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2014 #BIOPacRim Wraps Up to be Another Successful Conference

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The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy was held December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. This conference focused solely on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. BIO hosted over 300 attendees at this year’s Summit along with media representation from the Industrial Biotechnology Publication, Life Science Foundation Magazine, Fuels and Lubes and The Daily Transcript. The 2014 Breakout Program featured 5 Read More >

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PBS Newshour: What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat

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PBS Newshour last week had a segment about this year’s flu season, which doctors are warning could be more severe than normal. One reason for that is that one of the flu virus strains that is most prevalent is not responding as well as usual to the vaccine. LJ Tan explains: …with this upcoming season, we are getting a predominance of H3N2. That means we might have a more severe season. But not only that Read More >

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Patently Biotech’s Top Articles of 2014

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It’s been a whirlwind year for IP. From international trade negotiations, to revised PTO guidelines and dropping patent case stats, intellectual property is on the brain and in the news. Here are Patently Biotech’s top blog posts of 2014: TPP and IP: The Economic Benefits of a Pacific Trade Agreement Should the USPTO allow the patenting of living organisms? Gene Patent Questions Remain: USPTO Issues Examiner Guidelines Stopped at the Threshold: A New Study Reports Read More >

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BIO Coalition Submits Patent Reform Letter to Congress

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BIO, alongside a coalition of patent holders and inventors, submitted a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on December 10 regarding potential changes to the patent system. The coalition thanked members of the committee for their work to develop reforms which would prevent harmful patent enforcement practices, and once again reiterated their opposition to any legislation that would weaken the overall patent system. They also asked that Read More >

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Panelists Look at Strategies for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals

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Attendees of the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, had the opportunity to hear from panelists regarding “Strategy for Building Differentiated Renewable Chemicals” as part of the Renewable Chemicals Platforms Track. Moderated by Bill Baum, of Genomatica, the session featured panelists, Hans van der Pol of Corbion, David Gogerty of Global Bioenergies, David Sudolsky of Anellotech Inc., and  Jose Laplaza of Verdezyne. Hans van der Pol, Director of Strategic Marketing and New Business Read More >

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