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BIO 2013: Industrial biotech continues to build critical mass

4:25 PM MDT | June 20, 2013 | Rebecca Coons in Montreal

Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects are commissioned and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Executives attending the Biotechnology Industry Association’s (Washington) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing, held earlier this week in Montreal, PQ, say that although financing remains a challenge,  technologies that can be successfully scaled to produce cost-competitive, usable chemicals will continue to gain traction. Anton Robek, president...

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