Executive Summary of the Economic Impact Study: Profiling the Growth of Oregon’s Bioscience Industry, 2014
|Bioscience in Oregon is now not only at $10.3 billion statewide impact, the combined biotechnology and life science sectors are continuing in their steady and significant growth in employment, wages and overall economic activity that ripple through every sector of Oregon.
The new economic impact study shows bioscience in Oregon generates high-paying jobs, while bringing new money to the state through domestic and international exports. In 2014, the direct economic activity associated with Oregon’s bioscience industry includes:
Humans have a habit of stalling their own progress, writes Steven Overly for The Washington Post. From coffee to mechanical refrigeration to genetically altered food, history is littered with innovations that sparked resistance before becoming fixtures in everyday life. In hindsight, opposition to innovations such as mechanical farm equipment or recorded music may seem ludicrous. But the past 600 years of human history help explain why humans often oppose new technologies and why that pattern Read More >
Market entry. Trade agreements. The regulatory and commercial environment. Innovation. Tactical strategies. The road map for doing business in Latin America can be a complicated one. The BIO Latin America Conference, taking place October 26-28 in São Paulo, Brazil, will explore many of the themes addressed in the Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets track at BIO 2016 this past June. Co-hosted by BIO and Biominas, with support from ABBI, this is the must attend event Read More >
Soylent, a Silicon Valley food startup with a cult following, proudly makes its meal-replacement beverages and powders with genetically modified organisms. In a detailed blog post complete with scientific references and accompanying charts and graphs, Soylent explains why. Their report is excerpted below: As a society, we struggle to satisfy the global demand for food. One in nine people across the globe suffer from hunger, and in order to keep pace with the rate of Read More >