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 BIOFUELS 
'Enzymatic processing' is key to sustainable biodiesel production, according to a Tar Heel trio of parties making inroads in emerging transportation energy systems.

 CASE STUDY   
A fast-growing South Carolina biotech firm plans to build a larger headquarters. Here's a look at what is propelling ArborGen's rise.

 Pharmaceuticals   
Merck is now eight months beyond its merger with Schering-Plough. The pharmaceutical giant recently announced these realignments in its manufacturing and R&D operations.

 BRIEFLY BIO 

The European Commission has allocated nearly 6.4 billion euros ($8.2 billion) for investment in research and innovation in several key sectors, including life sciences. It is the Commission's biggest-ever research package.




BIO urges Congress to maintain support for biofuels in tax and energy legislation.


A new report by the USDA says U.S. farmers are increasingly adopting the use of genetically engineered crops.




EuropaBio has released a brief titled "Europe 2020 and Biotechnology: Creating a Competitive, Connected and Greener Economy." The brief was developed in response to the European Commission's EU Strategy for 2020 which envisages an economy based on smart, sustainable growth.


IBM plans to invest $100 million to develop ways to help healthcare providers and the insurance industry improve care and reduce costs. More than 100 researchers from nine IBM labs will participate.


A recent report released by the Advanced Medical Technology association outlines the economic impact of the U.S. medical technology sector. Prepared by the Lewin Group, "The State Economic Impact of the Medical Technology Industry" examines the industry's economic impact on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

BIOTECanada, the Canadian national biotech association has appointed a team of industry leaders to help promote the industry's growth. Team members come from all sectors of Canada's industry.

 

Vol.1 , Issue 05

 
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