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Call for Nominations: Be the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention

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Nominations are now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention! The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Nominate Your Company Twenty biotechs will be nominated in each of the two categories – Pipelines of Promise and Technologies of Tomorrow. Qualifying companies for “Pipelines of Promise” are companies that have at least started Read More >

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How Genetics Can Help Solve World Hunger

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Forbes’ Jessica Dean did a well thought out piece on the accomplishments achieved by Dr. Pamela Ronald, plant pathology professor at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Pamela Ronald is also the Director of the Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis and serves as Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, California. Dr. Ronald’s is best known for her contribution to engineering rice for resistance to disease and tolerance to flooding, which seriously threaten Read More >

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Washington Post: “We Don’t Need Labels on GM Foods”

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Following last week’s introduction of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, the Washington Post editorial board took a stand on GMO food labeling and supports a more reason-based, voluntary approach: EIGHTY-EIGHT percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled both reflects Read More >

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Virginia Bio Announces Conference Featuring Gov. McAuliffe

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Virginia Bio has announced that its bioscience centered THRiVE 2015 Conference will feature a Governor’s Forum on Bio and Big Data/Analytics. “We are proud to present this opportunity for direct interaction with some of the most influential thought leaders in the bioscience industry.” Jeffrey M. Gallagher, CEO, Virginia Bio Click Here to Register Virginia’s own Governor Terry McAuliffe will be on hand, as will bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond – including companies, universities, Read More >

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Innovation Files: CSBI Tax Proposals Attempt to Bridge “Valley of Death”

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Over at the Innovation Files, Joe Kennedy has posted an excellent summary of a set of tax reform proposals developed by the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI), of which BIO is a member. The proposals would increase investment and employment at small, research intensive companiesby allowing investors to take advantage of passive losses and research credits generated by the company. They would also allow companies to carry net operating losses forward to future years Read More >

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