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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Plenary Program: Day 1

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Executives, thought leaders, and government  officials will discuss applications in space, biofuels, and the renewable chemical landscape during plenary programs at BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s event will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA! On Monday, April 18, 2016, BIO will be hosting two plenary programs. The Lunch Plenary Session is titled Outer Space: The Next Biotech Frontier (Panel Discussion) & Presentation of the Read More >

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The International Space Station Brings Big Buzz and Big Science to BIO 2015

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This year, the BIO International Convention will raise the bar, yet again, through a collaborative effort with CASIS and NASA to showcase space research at this year’s convention. CASIS, the nonprofit organization that manages the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS), is pioneering a new wave of innovation in space research by connecting commercial R&D leaders to the world’s unique orbiting research platform. Currently, biosciences are a key focus area for CASIS Read More >

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Brazil Reaches Beyond Borders to Strengthen STEM Education


The Brazilian government has set an aggressive goal: To train 101,000 Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. Launched in 2011, the Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program, primarily funded by the government of Brazil, that seeks to strengthen and expand science and technology initiatives, innovation and competitiveness through international mobility of undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Brazilian students and Read More >

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