I’ll be speaking at the 2016 BIO World Congress next week

I will be in San Diego this April 17-20 for the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology to moderate and speak on the panel “Regulatory Growth and Commercial Development in Alternative Feedstocks and Algae. My talk will provide an update on the ongoing U.S. federal government efforts to update and modernize the Coordinated Framework for Biotechnology Regulation. As always, I’ll be posting my slides online after the conference.

The BIO World Congress provides 3 days of robust programming, networking and partnering meetings via the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ System. According to BIO:

  • 50% of attendees are international, coming from 30+ countries
  • 30% of attendees are NEW industry professionals attending the event for the very first time
  • 40% of attendees are C-Level or VP-level + hundreds of speakers.

There will be over 100 sessions featuring industry thought leaders in plenary sessions, breakout sessions across 8 dedicated tracks, GreenTech Investor sessions, an IP Symposium (new in 2016) and dedicated workshops. The conference affords an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new connections, and enjoy the networking opportunities at ten dedicated receptions, refreshment breaks, and other events throughout the week.

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Email worldcongress@bio.org if you have questions. Hope to see you in San Diego!

D. Glass Associates, Inc. is a consulting company specializing in government and regulatory affairs support for renewable fuels and industrial biotechnology. David Glass, Ph.D. is a veteran of over thirty years in the biotechnology industry, with expertise in industrial biotechnology regulatory affairs, U.S. and international renewable fuels regulation, patents, technology licensing, and market and technology assessments. More information on D. Glass Associates’ regulatory affairs consulting capabilities, and copies of some of Dr. Glass’s prior presentations on biofuels and biotechnology regulation, are available at www.slideshare.net/djglass99and at www.dglassassociates.com. The views expressed in this blog are those of Dr. Glass and D. Glass Associates and do not represent the views of any other organization with which Dr. Glass is affiliated. Please visit our other blog, Biofuel Policy Watch.


New biofuel blog

Welcome to a new blog from D. Glass Associates, Inc.,  a consulting company specializing in several fields of biotechnology. I’m David Glass, the principal of D. Glass Associates. I’ve been in the biotech industry for nearly thirty years, and I have experience in the biomedical, agricultural, industrial and environmental sectors of biotechnology.  My recent interests focus on the use of advanced biotechnology in the production of renewable fuels such as ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels. Beginning in January 2010, I’ll be using this blog to discuss new developments relating to the companies and research groups that are using advanced techniques such as genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and others to develop new, cost-effective pathways for the biological production of renewable transportation fuels. I welcome comments or queries from any interested readers.

D. Glass Associates, Inc. is a consulting company specializing in several fields of biotechnology. David Glass, Ph.D. is a veteran of nearly thirty years in the biotech industry, with expertise in patents, technology licensing, industrial biotechnology regulatory affairs, and market and technology assessments. This blog provides back-up and expanded content to complement a presentation Dr. Glass is making at the EUEC 2010 conference on February 2, 2010 entitled “Prospects for the Use of Genetic Engineering in Biofuel Production.”