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Summer Potpourri

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Hard to believe that Labor Day is behind us and that some leaves are already changing colors.  It seems like just yesterday that summer started but the reality is that watching football and picking out Halloween costumes will soon replace treks to the pool and beach. The unofficial end of summer, however, is a great excuse to recap the most notable agricultural biotechnology related public policy actions over the last two and half months – Read More >

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International Day of Charity


While most of us are well-aware of the Labor Day holiday we celebrated this weekend, Saturday also marked a newer, less well known observance: the International Day of Charity, observed annually on September 5. The annual observance was declared in 2012 by the United Nations, “In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations…” Biopharmaceutical companies are committed to improving health care systems and access to Read More >

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What Chipotle Really Meant When it Was Switching Over to Non-GMO Ingredients

GMO Answers

In late April 2015, Chipotle announced they were removing genetically engineered crops (called GMOs) from their menu. Well, kind of… Here is a fairly long list of responses to the Chipotle decision that show how the company is only partly removing GMO ingredients from its menu. In light of this announcement, Dr. Andrew Kniss, Associate Professor of Weed Ecology & Management in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming, looked into how Chipotle’s decision to move Read More >

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Opportunities for VC Funding Abound in San Francisco

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If you’re an emerging biotech company looking for your first round of funding, the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco may be your best bet to connect with the right investors. Small biotech startups are finding massive success in the Bay Area as venture capitalists turn their gaze from social networking and tech companies towards the biotechnology industry. Investors are realizing that the rewards for supporting early stage biotechs are potentially greater than for supporting Read More >

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Send us Your BIO 2016 Session and Speaker Ideas

BIO International Convention

Even though BIO 2015 in Philadelphia was just two months ago, we already are hard at work getting ready for 2016 and the BIO International Convention in San Francisco (June 6-9, 2016). Our team at BIO is always imagining new ways to improve your experience, to make the most of your time and your meetings and to ensure that you are hearing directly from the key science, policy and investment leaders that allow you to Read More >

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