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February 20, 2014 - Scheduled for May 12–15, BIO's 11th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will feature sessions on the use of industrial biotechnology in personal care and common household products. Some breakout sessions will include: Novel and Sustainable Fermentation Pathways to Natural Products; The Bridge to Renewable Realities...Alliances, Experiences and Learning’s from Industry Architects; and Specialty Performance Materials from Renewable Sustainable Sources.

BIO Announces Breakout Speakers and Program for Its 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology


Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave., SW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC, 20024
USA



Press release date: February 14, 2014

2014 World Congress to be held in Philadelphia, PA

WASHINGTON -- Celebrating its 11th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is today announcing this year’s breakout program, which include new sessions on the use of industrial biotechnology in personal care and common household products. The conference will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“There is a growing market for cleaner, healthier, and safer ingredients for household cleaners, cosmetics, and personal care items that industrial biotechnology can fill”

“There is a growing market for cleaner, healthier, and safer ingredients for household cleaners, cosmetics, and personal care items that industrial biotechnology can fill,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s 2014 World Congress breakout program will showcase the current innovations in this growing market space and highlight the progress being made by our industry to address consumer demand.”

The breakout sessions include:

Novel and Sustainable Fermentation Pathways to Natural Products
Tuesday, May 13 8:30am-10:00am
Jorgen Hansen, Evolva
David Demirjian, zuChem, Inc.
Wim Soetaert, Inbiose NV
Mangesh Kulkarni, Praj Matrix

The Bridge to Renewable Realities...Alliances, Experiences and Learning’s from Industry Architects
Tuesday, May 13 10:30am-12:00pm
Moderator: James Iademarco, Strategic Avalanche
Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Akzo Nobel
Joey Zwillinger, Solazyme
Adrianne Pedrosa, Solvay
Joe Regnery, Zeachem

Specialty Performance Materials from Renewable Sustainable Sources
Wednesday, May 14 2:30pm-4:00pm
Atul Thakrar, Segetis, Inc.
Melanie Venter, Yulex Corporation
David Sudolsky, Anellotech, Inc.
Joop Groen, TNO

Expediting Bioproduct Commercialization Via Public Private Partnerships
Thursday, May 15 10:30am-12:00pm
Moderator: Dennis Hall, OBIC, The Ohio State University
Greg Blake, Biosynthetic Technologies
Ray Miller, Verdezyne
Doug Haughn, Team Gemini
Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program

Breakout program track sessions for the 2014 World Congress include:
Track 1: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms
Track 2: Algae, Specialty Crops, and Biomass Supply
Track 3: Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials
Track 4: Specialty Chemicals, Pharma Intermediates, Food Ingredients
Track 5: Synthetic Biology and Genomics Research
Track 6: Growing Global Markets
Track 7: Technical Presentations
Track 8: Research Presentations

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit www.bio.org/worldcongress.

All World Congress sessions are open to credentialed media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications. Pre-registration for reporters is now open.

About BIO
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtechNOW.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

Contacts
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech, #BIOWorldCongress
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