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THBI to Honor Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus

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It’s no secret that Texas’ economy is booming and has been for some time. An important part of that growth has come from knowledge sectors, such as biotechnology. The biotech industry in Texas has expanded by about 20% through the last decade. This type of growth doesn’t just happen on its own. It requires careful planning and coordination between academia, industry and willing investors. There is one further element, whose importance cannot be understated. Responsible Read More >

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BIO Testifies at 21st Century Cures Hearing on PCAST

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Today, BIO’s Executive Vice President of Health Sara Radcliffe presented testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing. The Hearing focused on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation and key issues related to the 21st Century Cures initiative to examine what steps the Committee can take to accelerate the pace of cures in America. Below is a summary: The Challenge of Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: PhylloTech, LLC

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Next month in San Diego at the BIO International Convention, BIO will be partnering with the National Science foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)to host the first-ever BIO Innovation Zone. The Zone will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biotech companies. The SBIR/STTR program provides U.S. federal funding to small businesses engaged in research with the potential for commercialization. Companies are rigorously vetted through the NIH and NSF SBIR review process Read More >

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New Uses for CO2

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Robert Conrado of LanzaTech opened the Thursday morning panel of the BIO World Congress focusing on the many new uses for utilizing CO2. Similar to the panelists, LanzaTech is on the forefront of using CO2 for the conversion of valuable fuels and chemicals. CO2 Solutions focused on the many new opportunities for biotech that arise by harnessing nature for carbon capture and in turn reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions and addressing climate change. While CO2 capture Read More >

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Brazil Joins Programming at 2014 BIO World Congress – Part II

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Breakout Sessions Known for their investment and R&D in cellulosic sugars, Brazil is leading the way in modern innovations in industrial biotech. The World Congress was held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, BIO World Congress Programming included a Track Session on the “Evolution and Trends in Public Policies for Industrial Biotechnology in Brazil. ” Moderated by Nelson Akio Fujimoto, Secretary, Secretary of Innovation/ Brazilian Ministry of Development, Read More >

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