Three young biotechnologists seek to improve food quality

Posted 27 of June, 2012

Improving the quality of life for the millions of people who are affected by food poisoning every day is the goal of Phage Technologies, the company founded just over two years ago by three young biotechnological engineers from the Universidad Andrés Bello. Diego Belmar, Hans Pieringer and Nicolás Ferreira sought to form a business dedicated [...]

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Chile shares its potential at the world’s largest biotechnology fair

Posted 20 of June, 2012

From Monday until this Thursday the 21st of June, the world’s biggest biotechnology fair is being held in Boston: the 2012 BIO International Convention, bringing together the most select of the biotechnology industry.  The event was attended by the Chilean Ambassador in the U.S. Felipe Bulnes, the Deputy Secretary of Economy, Tomás Flores, and by [...]

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Chilean companies realise the opportunities and challenges that exist when it comes to innovation.

Posted 13 of June, 2012

Academics, investors and executives discussed the incorporation of biotechnology in businesses during the conference “The impact of biotechnology on business: opportunities and challenges for Chile”, which was organised by Asembio, AmCham and Mayor University. Santiago, Tuesday the 12th of June – Innovation has become a strategic pillar for companies, due to its ability to create [...]

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Experts stress the potential of Chile in the production of functional foods.

Posted 12 of June, 2012

The use of functional foods has taken hold in the world and Chile has the right conditions to take advantage of that trend. This was the main conclusion of the exhibitors at the breakfast seminar, “Functional Foods: its impact and relevance in the cure for cancer”, organised by ICARE and the Chilean Biotechnology Association (Asembio), [...]

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Chile prepares to participate in the world’s most important Biotechnology Convention.

Posted 12 of June, 2012

The event will bring together around 15,000 people from over 65 countries to look at the full spectrum of biotechnological innovation. From the 18th until the 22nd of June the world’s most important biotechnology convention will be held in Boston: The Bio International Convention. For the duration of these four days, the event will bring [...]

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Fundación Biociencia: pioneers of extremophile research in Latin America

Posted 18 of May, 2012

Every day more and more businesses around the world are turning to the advances in the field of biotechnology to improve their industrial processes, and Chilean researchers are taking note. One clear example is the work of the Fundación Científica y Cultural Biociencia (Scientific and Cultural Bioscience Foundation), which is dedicated to basic and applied [...]

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Innovation in the production of rice

Posted 16 of May, 2012

Chile produces approximately 40 percent of the rice necessary for domestic consumption today, requiring the country to import the rest to guarantee a sufficient supply. Yet the need for these imports could soon change thanks to an innovative project, developed by the department of food science and technology at the University of Santiago (USACH), that [...]

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Director of Chile Biotech: “Chile has the right conditions to be a relevant player in early stages of technological development.”

Posted 04 of May, 2012

In an interview with CNN Chile, Director of Chile Biotech and President of Asembio Felipe Camposano said that Chile’s bio-renewables industry could become an important global actor, given its capacity to take on these technologies. Camposano explained that Chile has a number of climactic conditions that add to the country’s unique potential. Biofuels developed locally [...]

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Chile to debut national pavilion at Bio International Convention 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted 25 of April, 2012

Open to biotechnology companies, researchers, government institutions, universities and suppliers, among others. Biotechnology experts from around the world will land in Boston from June 18 to 22 for the industry’s most important conference: the Bio International Convention. The four-day event will bring together some 15,000 people from more than 65 countries to look at the [...]

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(Español) Emprendedores biotecnológicos cuentan con nuevo fondo para desarrollar sus ideas

Posted 24 of April, 2012

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Chile launches first biofuel-powered commercial flight in South America

Posted 13 of March, 2012

Felipe Camposano, Director of Development for the sector brand Chile Biotech, was on board the flight and highlighted the event’s potential to support the development of the biorenewables industry in Chile. On March 7, 2012, LAN Airlines y Copec took a step forward in the global search for sustainability, launching South America’s first ever commercial [...]

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Biotechnology firms and investors come together for first Chile Biotech Summit

Register online for this December 13 seminar, which will bring together organizations from both Chile and abroad, along with investors, government representatives, and more.

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Chile launches biotechnology brand in California

Chile Biotech aims to position the country as an attractive business platform with unique characteristics for the biotech community.

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Chile is now positioned as a regional springboard for the biotech industry

According to analysis by renowned investor Steven Burrill in the latest edition of Burrill’s Annual Report for Life Sciences, the country is well positioned to become a platform for the biotech industry in the region.

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