Invaluable Workshops Available at 2018 BIO World Congress | Bio Tech

Next week is the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia. This year’s conference features robust programming for anyone working in industrial biotechnology, including four plenary sessions, 28 breakout sessions across seven tracks, 10 GreenTech Investor Sessions and more than 50 company and technical presentations.

Not to be missed, however, are several sponsored workshops designed to assist attendees of the 2018 BIO World Congress in taking advantage of invaluable opportunities to advance their companies. From learning about finance programs available to help companies develop and commercialize their products to an overview of new technologies revolutionizing the industry, you won’t want to miss any of the sponsored workshops.

The four sponsored workshops will take place Wednesday, July 18, from 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. and include:

A Thriving Bioeconomy: USDA’s Role, Outreach and Finance Programs

Sponsored by USDA Rural Development

A thriving bioeconomy requires research, commercialization, programs and policy to bring biobased products to market. Included in USDA’s Rural Development efforts are research and development, technology transfer-marketing and verification, commercialization and government procurement programs. Additionally, USDA’s grant and guaranteed loan programs finance construction and development of commercial-scale biorefineries and manufacturing facilities and advancement of new and emerging technologies for the production of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. At this workshop, you’ll learn about the various opportunities available through USDA to help your company advance in the biobased economy.

Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels Processes Use of Sartorius ambr ® 250 Platform and Umetrics Software for Process Optimization, Scale-Up and Advanced Analytics

Sponsored by Sartorius Stedim

Process development and optimization in industrial biotechnology requires technical solutions which reduce timelines, increase efficiency, and raise likelihood of success. Sartorius’ (booth #317) ambr®15 and ambr®250 fermenters as well as Umetrics Suite of software for advanced analytics has been widely applied to speed up process development and implement advanced data analytics in manufacturing.  Ginkgo Bioworks will detail case studies involving process optimization and scale up from ambr® to 50kL, minimizing developing timelines including an example of taking a shake flask process to economically viable titers in 2 months, scale down from 400kL to 15 and 250mL scale in order perform strain screening experiments, and demonstrating similar performance to 2.5L benchtops when modeling a commercially available process using an insoluble media.  This workshop provides an overview of the technology through product reviews, customer case studies and visions for the future. It wraps up with a Q&A session.

Successful Deals on How to Structure and Close Biobased Economy Financing

Sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, and New Energy Risk

In this workshop, expert panelists will review the strategies on the first commercial bioeconomy transactions financially closed in 2017 and 2018. Our panelists and moderators constitute the principal investment bankers, lenders, investors and attorneys that structured, funded and/or closed each of these transactions involving biojet, renewable chemicals, biobased products, and renewable diesel projects throughout the country. Each of the transactions were financially closed under different and very sophisticated project financing structures which bodes well for successfully executing new technologies emerging in the respective biobased economy industries now and in the future.

USDA BioPreferred® Program Stakeholder Meeting

Sponsored by USDA BioPreferred Program

During this workshop, you’ll hear from representatives from BIO member companies as they share information about the role of high-value bioproducts in the global bioeconomy, learn about the benefits of working with the BioPreferred program and get the opportunity to provide suggestions and feedback for improvements to the BioPreferred program.

For more information about sponsored workshops, click here. For more information about the 2018 BIO World Congress, click here.

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