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GEN Ranks Top Ten U.S. Biopharma Clusters

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Yesterday, Alex Philippidis at Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News released their annual ranking of the top 10 U.S. biopharma clusters. To rank the clusers, five criteria are considered: NIH funding, venture capital funding, number of biotech patents awarded, lab space, and jobs. Landing the number 6 spot is the Greater Philadelphia region, home to this year’s BIO International Convention. From the report: The birthplace of independence saw a nice year-over-year increase in venture capital financing, Read More >

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Panelists Talk GMOs at BIO Convention

Panelists Talk GMOs at BIO Convention

On Monday at BIO’s International Convention, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) hosted The Food Dialogues: Chicago, bringing together farmers, industry experts, scientists, pundits, media and consumers with varying perspectives. The panel called “The Straight Story on Biotech In Agriculture: The Media and its Impact on Consumers” featured moderator Ron Insana, CNCB and financial industry expert. Opening remarks from Congressman Rodney Davis (Ill.) and Robert Flider, director of Illinois Department of Agriculture set the Read More >

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Let’s Talk Biotech Food

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Last week The Oregonian published an editorial called “Lawmakers should slow down on GMO labeling, a drive based on fear” saying Oregon lawmakers should not pass House Bill 2532 and other like it aiming to label GMOs: “Under this proposed law, any food deriving its growth or production from a GMO would need to feature a ‘prominent statement’ on the packaging that it contains genetically altered material. Never mind that more than 80 percent of Read More >

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Convention Countdown…6 Months Away

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Before we all get overwhelmed with the holiday season madness, don’t forget the 2013 BIO International Convention is only six months away! And while that may seem like plenty of time to get ready for Convention, April and Chicago will be here before we know it. This week, both housing and registration opened which is a perfect reminder to start looking in to travel plans for the windy city. And before you book that flight, Read More >

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ASBMB and the 2012 Diversity Summit

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BIO is glad to hear that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is helping the biotech community by promoting diversity. ASBMB has put forth a number of recommendations in response to an alarming 2011 NIH study showing that black researchers were 10% less likely to receive funding than white researchers. These suggestions all aim to ease access to resources and educate minority scientists on how to succeed in the research community- read Read More >

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