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MA Governor Deval Patrick to be Honored as BIO Governor of the Year

WHAT: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick with its Governor of the Year award in recognition of his leadership and support of the biosciences industry. WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 11:45 a.m. PDT WHERE: BIO 2008 International Convention San Diego Convention Center Upper Level, Ballroom 20 WHO: Joshua Boger, PhD, Chairman of BIO’s Board of Directors and President & CEO of Cambridge-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated will present the award Read More >

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BIO and Battelle to Present State-By-State Analysis of Bioscience Trends

WHAT: A comprehensive state-by-state analysis of bioscience initiatives in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The report uses the most current and comparable annual data available to present national, state and metropolitan bioscience employment and growth trends. The report also examines other indicators of a state’s bioscience industry including R&D funding, venture capital investment, and patents. WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 2 p.m. PDT WHERE: BIO 2008 International Convention San Diego Convention Center Press Corridor, Read More >

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Tune Into BIO

During your stay in San Diego tune to the following channel to view show highlights and featured sponsors on the BIO hotel broadcast that will be aired June 15th through the 20th. Embassy Suites San Diego Bay: Channel #34 Hotel Del Coronado: Channel #41 Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel & Marina: Channel #43 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: Channel #42 Marriott San Diego Hotel & Marina: Channel #37 Omni San Diego Hotel: Channel #18 Sheraton San Read More >

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Flickr: BIOPhotos / Twitter: BIO2008

Our community is growing and can be found online on any number of social networks, and the BIO recognizes that.  That’s why we’ve put together this blog, BIO on the Road, and it’s also why have launched several other social networks.  Along with our YouTube BIOchannel and BIO Convention FaceBook group – we’ve created Flickr photo albums and a Twitter group Our official show photographers will be taking some great images of the show floor, keynotes, press conferences, Read More >

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Do Biofuels Always Bring Rainforest Destruction?

The debate over “carbon debt” created by changes in land use has recently expanded to include the issue of competition between food and fuel and its effect on developing countries. David Tilman of the University of Minnesota, one of the lead authors of the “Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt” article in Science, recently held an interview with Newsweek magazine in which he says, In order to grow biofuels, farmers have gone to fertile Read More >

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