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BIO Announces Plenary Sessions for thePacific Rim Summit

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J. Craig Venter to deliver keynote: “Life at the Speed of Light” Biotechnology innovations and commercialization of renewable chemicals will be featured topics of plenary sessions at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. In a recent press release, the Biotechnology Industry Organization highlighted panelists and speakers presenting at this year’s plenary sessions, including its keynote speaker, J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, J.Craig Venter Institute; Founder and CEO to Synthetic Read More >

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Record Attendance and Industry Optimism as BIO’s World Congress Wraps Up

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It was a record-breaking BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotech as 1,200 participants from 35 countries attended the event in Montreal. Attendees of the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals were treated to plenary and breakout sessions featuring key thought leaders, specialized workshops, clean tech investor sessions, BIO One-on-One business partnering meetings, a packed exhibit hall, networking receptions and more. The final Read More >

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Commercialization, Collaboration Mark Day Two at BIO’s World Congress

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Several companies made announcements yesterday during BIO’s 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotech showcasing industry collaboration and commercial production. During a morning breakout session, Direct Conversion of Methane to Higher Value Products Using Biological Systems, Josh Silverman of Calysta Energy shared the company’s announcement to partner with NatureWorks for a research and development collaboration to convert methane into lactic acid – a building block for bioplastics.  Josh called the partnership a great fit for Read More >

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Strategic Partnerships: The Key to Venture Capital in Industrial Biotech

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This morning at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotech, the Clean Tech Investor Sessions kicked off with a panel called, “Global Perspectives for Project Financing in Clean Technology.” Moderated by Taite McDonald, Senior Advisor, Energy & Clean Technology Government Initiatives, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel consisted of dynamic, international experts including Dirk Den Ouden, Senior Manager, Kempen & Co Corporate Finance; Felipe Pereira, Sector Manager, AIB, Department of Chemical Industry, BNDES; Josko Bobanovic, Read More >

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Innovative Companies and Investment Trends in Clean Tech at World Congress

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A recent Reuters article says the U.S. biotech sector is picking up steam in 2013 as deals are happening and attractive returns are generated. According to Reuters, “biotech IPOs have turned in a strong performance, delivering an average return of about 20 percent this year, compared with an average of 16 percent across all sectors.” This article focuses on IPOs for health biotech companies, but there is also a lot going on right now in Read More >

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