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September 26, 2014

BIO Announces New Award To Honor Women In The Field Of Biotechnology


The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has announced the creation of the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology to be presented to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotechnology innovation. The inaugural award will be presented at this year's BIO Pacific Rim (PacRim) Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held December 7-9, 2014, in San Diego, California. BRAG is the proud sponsor of the Women in Industrial Biotechnology Reception, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014, which is open to all attendees of PacRim but does require an RSVP to

This newly created award is meant to honor the unique achievements of Rosalind Franklin and her contributions to the field of biotechnology, and to recognize the modern achievements of women currently excelling in the industrial biotechnology space. "A renowned chemist, Rosalind Franklin achieved milestones in her field including a significant contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA. This award will highlight recent advancements in industrial biotechnology innovation and growth of the biobased economy by honoring individual women in this biotech sector," stated Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO's Industrial and Environmental Section.

Those interested in submitting a nomination for this Award will be able to do so through October 16, 2014. Click here to download the nomination form.