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THBI to Honor Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus

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It’s no secret that Texas’ economy is booming and has been for some time. An important part of that growth has come from knowledge sectors, such as biotechnology. The biotech industry in Texas has expanded by about 20% through the last decade. This type of growth doesn’t just happen on its own. It requires careful planning and coordination between academia, industry and willing investors. There is one further element, whose importance cannot be understated. Responsible Read More >

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All I Want for Christmas is Jobs and National Security

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The U.S. military is making strides toward reducing its dependence on foreign oil by increasing its use of renewable energy such as advanced biofuels. The Air Force wants to use alternative aviation fuels for 50 percent of its domestic aviation needs by 2016, and the Navy plans to use alternative energy sources to meet 50 percent of its energy needs by 2020. Why is this so important to the military and our country? For every Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention Keynotes: Back to Basics

Jim Greenwood

The 2012 BIO International Convention is a few short weeks away, and we are looking forward to this opportunity to come together for connections and partnerships that will lead to tomorrow’s breakthroughs. The Keynote Luncheon panels are always a highlight of the Convention. This year in Boston we decided to focus on core issues facing the global biotech community with keynote speakers and panelists who will provide timely insights on the economic, policy and business Read More >

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National Bioeconomy Blueprint

Jim Greenwood

Today, the White House released its National Bioeconomy Blueprint.  The Blueprint defines the bioeconomy as, “economic activity that is fueled by research and innovation in the biological sciences” and identifies the bioeconomy as a priority for the Obama Administration. BIO provided input and submitted ideas to the Administration after it announced the development of the Blueprint last Fall. While the Administration has largely been focused on advancing innovation in areas such as electronic devices, social Read More >

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Biopharma Industry Enthusiastic About 2012

Eric Langer

By Eric S. Langer, president and managing partner, BioPlan Associates, Inc. 2012 Annual Study shows budgets, optimism taking a big jump It looks like the biopharma industry is actually weathering the economic downturn quite comfortably. This year we’ve surveyed hundreds of biomanufacturers and suppliers, and the industry is expressing more raw optimism and confidence than at any time in the past 9 years we’ve been surveying this industry. More Spending What this means is that wallets Read More >

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