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Webinar on OBIC’s “Cell to Sell” Innovation model

On March 27th, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC) of The Ohio State University will hold a free webinar series on Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development with a presentation by Dennis W. Hall, director of the Center, called Expediting the Commercialization of Biobased Products via OBIC’s ® “Cell to Sell” Innovation Model. The webinar

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A few websites to learn more about materials

A few sites that deal with materials and renewable chemistry that I like

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InnovAcciones 360

On April 23rd, I attended InnovAcciones 360°, an event to promote communication among the industry, researchers and consumers, organized by CSIC (the largest public research institution in Spain and the third in Europe). This first meeting was to discuss plastic packaging, its current role and what its future should be. Designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and debate, this workshop was the first of what the organization hopes will be a series of events with similar format, so I hope that my comments are used to improve the next InnovAcciones 360°

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Invest in biotech, not in Facebook

If I had money I wouldn’t invest it in Facebook. I will instead choose to invest my savings in industrial biotech. There is probably also something of a bubble going on with industrial biotech, but it is not blown out of proportion by a worldwide brand like Google, Facebook or Twitter. Yet industrial biotech is in a growth phase, which is what investors are looking after.

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2011: Sales in the chemical industry

The 11th of April Solvay announced its intention to buy Rhodia for €3 billions. This is the last announcement in a long list of acquisitions in the chemical industry in a year that is breaking records. The number of acquisitions is motivated by a market recovering from the economic crisis and that has cash again after 3 years of strong readjustment measures

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