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#BIOWC16 Workshop: Investing in the Bioeconomy

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During the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO will be holding a Workshop titled “What Investors Require When Making A Bioeconomy Investment?” which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. During this Workshop, panelists will focus on a series of crucial decisions potential investors consider regarding bioeconomy technology companies and/or their projects when determining whether or not to invest. Some of these considerations will be discussed for these following areas: renewable chemicals, Read More >

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Morning Consult: Medicare’s Flawed Part B Drug Experiment Could Harm Patients

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In today’s Morning Consult, the Community Oncology Alliance’s Rose Gerber has an excellent piece detailing the potential harm to patients posed by the Medicare Part B demonstration proposed by CMS last month: For Medicare patients, the impacts of CMS’s experiment could be dire. Reducing reimbursement to patients’ physicians to the level proposed would make it impossible for many providers to offer the most clinically effective treatment options to patients – forcing patients to forego prescribed Read More >

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Partnering is open for BIO 2016!

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BIO is buzzing again but this time it’s not about a contest, it’s about the opening of BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™! It’s official. Partnering opened yesterday (April 7). Last year over 29,000 meetings were held over three days during the BIO Convention. This year there are more rooms and more days for more meetings. Partnering begins at 1:00 Monday, June 6 allowing another half day to make connections and secure investments. Meetings will continue until 4:30PM Read More >

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Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production

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Major advances in biotechnology are opening up opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy. Innovation in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering can lead to substantial improvements in conversion efficiencies for the production of advanced biofuels. This, in turn, can speed up the development and commercialization of bio-based products, making them attractive and affordable to industrial manufacturers. From expanding the potential of diverse microbial systems to enhancing the biocatalytic capabilities of enzymes, the application of biotechnology is accelerating Read More >

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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

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Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California. This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation. As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state. April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Read More >

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