Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques which include techniques called genome editing. Under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed […]

International Liver Symposium on liver diseases and transplantation

In continuation of its commitment to bringing world-class healthcare to all, the Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine organised the 4th International Liver Symposium (ILS) at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram. The event saw participation from experts from across the world, representing the frontiers of knowledge from 22 countries. Experts shared perspectives and new […]

Phase 2b Clinical Trial in Pancreatic Cancer

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, February 28, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) — PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB: PMCB), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing targeted cellular therapies for cancer and diabetes using its signature live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box®, today explains PharmaCyte’s plans to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial. When PharmaCyte met with the FDA in January of 2017, PharmaCyte’s […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association

The Association has worked steadily to establish a strong identity for the industry and speak with one voice for our diverse membership, seeking to influence policies on both the state and federal level that will enable more efficient growth for Iowa and the United States. Our Association is focused on fostering a stronger business and […]

Investing in China’s Biotech Industry

Biotech investment is driving not only services outsourcing (vs. manufacturing) to China, but also accelerating China’s growing leadership in innovation – central to the country’s 13th Five Year Plan 2016-2020.  In the previous Five Year Plan, the central government injected US$2 billion in subsidies to spur biotech innovation, creating expectation for electron microscopes and spectrometers directed toward […]

Corporate venture investment in UK biotech increases 6-fold in 5 years

New research published today [14 December] by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) shows that the amount of capital invested alongside CVC into UK companies increased six-fold between 2010 and 2015, marking a fundamental shift in how start-up British biotech is funded. The report, ‘The rise of Corporate Venture Capital investment in UK biotech’, […]

Biotechnology Degree Information

Study Options Those wishing to get started down a biotechnology career path without any prior biology or biotechnology experience may want to consider pursuing a biotechnology certificate degree program. These certificates can be obtained through continuing education distance learning programs and can be achieved in a relatively short time. When earned through an accredited program, […]

Careers in Genetics

Clinical Geneticist In this career, you’ll be a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with inherited health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease. You’ll also treat some forms of cancer or other conditions related to genetic alteration. Some serious schooling will be necessary to become a clinical geneticist; […]

Molecular Genetics

Career Overview A gene is a hereditary unit that is responsible for a specific organism’s characteristics. It is a DNA sequence and found on a chromosome in a specific place. Molecular genetics is the scientific study of genes. A molecular geneticist may conduct research in genetic disorders or genetic manipulation. Professionals who pursue careers in research need […]