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World Food Prize Honors Ag Biotech Pioneers

World Food Prize

A trio of scientists specializing in agricultural biotechnology will receive the 2013 World Food Prize, Secretary of State John Kerry announced today. Mary-Dell Chilton, Robert T. Fraley and Marc Van Montagu, all pioneers in the science of agricultural biotechnology, have helped lead a global agricultural transformation through scientific research and advocacy for modern farming practices. “These individuals have dedicated their lives to scientific discovery and feeding the world,” said BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood.  Read More >

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State of the Biotech Industry: Burrill’s Biotech 2013 Report

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To open his Super Session at the 2013 BIO International Convention, G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company, injected some humor for the hundreds of attendees in the audience, saying after 45 years in the biotech industry, 27 years authoring the Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report and 20 years of presenting the report at Convention, he was determined to get through 228 slides in 90 minutes. And, he delivered, providing a comprehensive snapshot of the industry Read More >

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Finding Biotech in the Silicon Prairie

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The Silicon Prairie is about more than technology companies and Internet start-ups. In fact, the biotech industry in Illinois employs nearly 80,000 people, according to a recent analysis by Battelle, and their salaries are double the salary of the average private sector worker in the state. As biotech executives from across the globe descend upon McCormick Place this week for the annual BIO International Convention, they will have an opportunity to see that the Chicago Read More >

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Build Credibility As You Build Your Business

Dan Eramian

Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or a veteran company executive, the one aspect of growing a business and raising capital, or selling a product rarely discussed at seminars is the building of your organization’s credibility. It doesn’t get much attention when you issue your quarterly report because it is not always easy to measure that quality directly in dollars and cents. Busy CEOs and company executives charged with concentrating on bottom line finances and product advancement Read More >

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Diversity Critical to Building Rich Bioscience Centers

Warren Ribley

Whether producing natural gas from coal or creating lifesaving medicines, unique experiences are what often lead to great discoveries. The more diverse the backgrounds and interests of those working in life sciences, the richer our discoveries are bound to be. Considering the diversity of our country, it’s not surprising that the U.S. is the most prolific country in the world in terms of life science or bioscience discoveries. And many of these are happening right Read More >

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