Latest From Biotech Now

#BIOPacRim: A Global Perpective on Growing Bioeconomy

Pac_Rim115x75

The Global Perspective on Growing the Bioeconomy Session was one of the multiple unique sessions finishing off the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Moderated by Zainal Abu Kasim of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, the panel consisted of Enrica Bargiacchi of the Consortium INSTM and Arno van de Kant, Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. Much of Zainal Abu Kasim’s discussion was around the growing biotechnology sector in Malaysia. Specifically, he addressed the role that the Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Read More >

Biofuels & Climate Change  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,

Bacon, Eggs and Feedstocks at the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit

admin-ajax

On Tuesday, December 9, BIO held a breakfast plenary titled “Feedstocks: A Global Comparison” which explored the realities faced by feedstock producers in today’s marketplace.  The plenary was moderated by Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica and included Ajarin Pattanapanchai, senior executive investment advisor of the Thailand Board of Investment, Timothy Volk, senior research associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Bill Levy, CEO of Pacific Ag Solutions. Bill Baum, board member, Genomatica opened his comments by Read More >

Biofuels & Climate Change  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , ,

With the Return of the BIO International Convention, Philadelphia Looks to Become an Innovation Hub

BIO International Convention

When the BIO International Convention was last in Philadelphia (2005), the region admittedly learned a lot about the biotech industry. Perhaps most importantly, the economic benefits powerhouse regions outside of Philadelphia reap with a strong biotech presence. “When BIO showed up, it allowed us to take into perspective other regions strong in biotechnology,” Russel Kaufman, president and CEO of the Wistar Institute and CEO Council for Growth board member explained. “Many regions that were biotech Read More >

Events  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , ,

Mumps Outbreak in the NHL

NHL Hockey MN Wild Wings

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on The Measles Outbreak Coming Near You. Today we’re learning about another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable illness, this time hitting the National Hockey League. MyFoxNY reports that a mumps outbreak is affecting several NHL teams, with at least 9 players infected since November, five of them with the Minnesota Wild Wings. The latest teams with reported cases are the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. MyFoxNY Read More >

Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Scientists, Regulators Brief NRC Committee on GE Crops

admin-ajax (1)

The National Research Council’s Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops Committee held its second public meeting in Washington, DC, its latest round of scientific review for biotech crops and genetically engineered foods. On December 10, the Committee heard from scientists – including representatives from industry – using novel GE techniques to introduce new traits into crops.  Also, representatives from USDA, EPA, and FDA described their agency’s experience in overseeing GE crop regulation. The NRC’s GE Crops Committee Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,