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The UK at BIO

The UK at BIO

There are more than 400 delegates from the UK attending the 2013 BIO International Convention. These include delegates from four innovative life science companies – Abcodia, Critical Pharmaceuticals, Nanomerics, and PsiOxus Therapeutics – who won the recent UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Innovation Competition and will showcase their technologies to an international audience in Chicago. The UK presence at the convention will be centred on the UK pavilion (stand 4441) hosted by the BioIndustry Association (BIA) Read More >

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BIO Business Solutions: New Energy Cost-Savings Program

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BIO Advocates for the Biotech Industry As a trade association, BIO is constantly thinking of ways in which we can contribute to the success of the industry. We understand that a variety of factors affect the biotechnology industry’s growth and sustainability. Not only do we provide a platform for companies to meet, educate, and promote their business through our One-on-One Partnering software and conferences, but also we provide cost-savings opportunities through BIO’s Business Solutions Program. Read More >

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Don’t Misrepresent the Farmer Assurance Provision

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There has been quite a lot of hoopla in the anti-biotech community over a tiny provision in the spending bill recently signed by President Obama. The “Farmer Assurance Provision” protects farmers and growers when a previously approved and deregulated biotech seed becomes the subject of frivolous lawsuits. Opposition groups such as the Center for Food Safety use the judicial system to challenge USDA’s regulatory authority that governs biotech crops and to potentially halt the use of the Read More >

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A Scientist Pope and High-Tech Catholicism

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The USA Today ran an op-ed authored by John Rigolizzo, a New Jersey farmer and a volunteer board member of Truth About Trade & Technology: “As Catholic cardinals selected Pope Francis in Rome, we watched an ancient church at its most medieval: obedient to tradition, cloaked in secrecy, and waiting for white smoke. The papal conclave appeared positively anti-modern. Yet in another sense, the Vatican stands in the vanguard of science and technology. It’s one Read More >

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Debunking Ag Biotech’s Top 5 Myths

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On Reason.com, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey takes on the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an organization opposed to crop biotechnology. IRT published a list of reasons to avoid GMOs. Bailey says, “it’s a mish-mash of misinformation and disinformation. All of the institute’s assertions are unfounded.” In a detailed article chock full of scientific cites, Bailey debunks the following IRT Myths: 1. “GMOs Are Unhealthy” 2. “GMOs Increase Herbicide Use” 3. “Genetic Engineering Creates Dangerous Read More >

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