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Biotechnology “Oozes Through Your Life”

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Author Stephanie Clifford details U.S. dependency on oil in a recent Sunday New York Times article about the many ways that Oil Oozes Through Your Life, from food ingredients to plastic containers to cosmetics and all the energy that ships products from factory to consumer. The article notes that “there are only a few alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals,” but no examples other than natural gas are given. This oversight was mentioned by the USDA’s Sarah Read More >

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Blogging from #BIO2011

by Stephen Albainy-Jenei, from Patent Baristas You can keep up with what’s happening at BIO 2011 on BIOTechNOW (@BIOTechNOW) plus all the BIO Official Bloggers hitting the floor at the convention. I’ll be in attendance as well as participating in the BIO Official Blogger network throughout the week.   If you’d like to meet up during the conference, drop me a note and we’ll schedule some time to have coffee together.

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That Elusive Factor

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Thanks Brady Huggett at Trade Secrets for this great recap of Day 1 of the 2011 BIO International Convention! Day 1 of the BIO convention. The Walter E Washington Convention Center is a huge thing, split into two sections. Panel sessions run on both sides, and the exhibition hall (opening Tuesday) is below ground, spanning some great distance underneath it all. There are hundreds of rooms and people scurrying all over, yet I spent my first Read More >

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Docs at BIO: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars

One of the highlights of the afternoon sessions at the BIO International Convention was a seminar appropriately entitled “A Brave New World: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars,” where an experienced panel of patent attorneys presented their interpretation of the new biosimilars pathway of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and speculated on some of the potential issues that will arise once the statute is put into practice.  From Patent Docs.

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Tony Blair Talks Biotech

From Snapshot At Monday’s keynote luncheon, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was quizzed about his motives for seeking office and his feelings about the criticism he received for allying with former President Bush. Interesting, but just as I was beginning to wonder if Blair would comment on the biotech industry, he did. Succinctly and with British understatement.  When BIO president Jim Greenwood asked how Blair saw the role of government in advancing biotech, he Read More >

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