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Oxford Biomedica plc appoints Nick L Woolf Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Oxford BioMedica Plc (LSE: OXB) announced today that it has strengthened its senior management with the appointment of Nick L.Woolf as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy. With more than eight years experience as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical analyst, Nick has been involved in all aspects of company financing, ranging from IPOs to major corporate deals. Most recently he served as... View News Article (2002-09-17)

Pharmaceutical sector backs biotechnology
There is a long tradition of pharmaceutics in Germany and foreign trade figures show that the German pharmaceutical industry is successful on an international level. However, there have been large structural shifts in this sector due to the developments in modern biotechnology. With regard to the science intensive drug research there are many indications of a declining competitive position of... View News Article (2002-01-29)

ALBA Synchrotron used for first time as a microscope to determine protein structure
A team led by David Reverter, a researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB) of the UAB, has determined for the first time the three-dimensional structure of a protein pair: LC8 and Nek9. Depending on whether or not they bind, Nek9 ensures that the chromosomes group and separate correctly during cell division.  View News Article (2013-04-11)

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on advances in miRNA
miRNA research is now one of the most interesting areas in the life science world, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). View News Article (2008-03-03)

Biotechnology has failed to live up to its promises
Promises of cheaper and better drugs using biotechnologies have not been met, say researchers in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2005-10-14)

Can tapioca replace corn as the main source for starch sweeteners?
Cassava, also known as tapioca, has large starch-filled roots and can grow at high yields in areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America where corn and sugarcane are not commonly grown. View News Article (2014-09-23)

Overwhelming Vote FOR GM Technology
110 people attended the debate; students, scientists and the general public. Each of the speakers was allowed 10 minutes to present their case and this was followed by an hour-long question and discussion session. Only one vote was needed with an overwhelming 90 votes in favour of the motion and only 20 against. View News Article (1999-11-03)

SFI announces EUR43.4 million in awards to researchers
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced awards of EUR43.4 million in its most recent round of funding approvals. The awards have been allocated to 45 Investigators and their teams. These researchers will be based in universities and institutes of technology in Ireland. They all work in the research fields underpinning biotechnology and information and communications technology. They were... View News Article (2003-02-25)

Media source impacts ag biotech communication
Communication between the public and government is a necessary component of public trust. For many modern issues, constituents trust that their legislators understand the science behind these topics and pass legislation for the betterment of society. View News Article (2009-10-21)

How will the US biotechnology industry benefit from new patent laws?
Passage of the America Invents Act into law led to the most dramatic changes in the U.S. patent system in 60 years. View News Article (2012-05-02)

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