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Supreme Court Decision on Web Content Delivery to Impact Biotech Patents

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Earlier this month, in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Supreme Court issued a decision that will likely impact patents directed to methods for treating or diagnosing diseases.  In Limelight Networks, the Court reversed the appellate court’s finding that Limelight had infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703, which is assigned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is exclusively licensed to Akamai Technologies.  In particular, the Court determined that a defendant is not liable Read More >

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What to Wear at the BIO International Convention

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As a 20-something female, I find waking up in the morning the hardest part of my day because I know I’m going to dig through my closet and try on at least 3 different outfits until I find one that “will do.” With the BIO International Convention sneaking up at the end of June, you might be having a similar problem and asking yourself “What to Wear at the BIO International Convention.” It’s a good Read More >

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BIO Innovation Zone Company Snapshots: Privo Technologies

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Later this month 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 prior to receiving the Read More >

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Countdown to BIO 2014: Exhibit Hall Highlights

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It’s hard to believe that we’re a mere 12 days out from the start of BIO 2014 in San Diego.  We are excited to be back in one of the 3 largest life sciences regions in the country. Over 1,700 exhibitors including 55 State and Country Pavilions will be exhibiting including 3 new Country Pavilions:  Algeria, Portugal and South Africa.  Attendees and exhibitors can look forward to exciting events and new additions to BIO 2014. Read More >

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Fact vs. Fear: Are GM Enzymes in Cheese Safe?

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On June 6, 2014, Scientific American released an entertaining blog entitled “Genetically Modified Cheese… is Nothing Safe? At the Boundaries of GMO Controversy” written by Kevin Bronham, Curriculum Fellow in the Microbiology and Immunobiology department at Harvard Medical School. Bronham’s article provides a common example of the use in biotechnology in food production to show how opposition to GMOs isn’t based in science. In cheese-making, it’s necessary to use “rennet,” which causes the milk to Read More >

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