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IowaBio Monthly Newsletter

June 2020



Register now for our final IowaBio Legislative Update Call, which will be held at 9:30am CT on Friday, June 19th. This call is open to all IowaBio members. 

IowaBio and Bio Nebraska are excited to announce the fourth installment of Animal Health in the Heartland, with this year's focus on Whole Animal Health. The symposium will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th. Each day will feature two Tracks of presentations to choose from in the morning. Attendees can attend presentations from a single Track or pick and choose between the various presentation options. Following a brief lunch break, attendees will be invited back to participate in a Speaker Meet & Greet, where they can continue discussions and pose additional questions to event presenters and hosts.

Whole Animal Health
The animal health industry is using cutting-edge research and innovation to provide solutions to address today’s animal health needs and combat growing health threats, which seem to be coming at a faster pace than ever. These discoveries don’t address just one area of animal health, but span a wide range of approaches to holistically look at all aspects of animal health and their impacts on human health, our food supply, and the environment. From new vaccines, to reduced antibiotic usage, to healthier feed additives, to advances in technology and data that assist producers, today’s tools to improve animal health are not isolated, but thoughtfully inter-connected.

Symposium Tracks
With the move to a virtual symposium, we had the opportunity to bring on more presentations and divide them amongst four topic Tracks. Each Track will host four presentations and will a great way to learn more about your topic of interest or provide you with a broad overview of what is the latest and greatest in improving all aspects of animal health.
Vaccines: Collaborative Development, Manufacturing Strategies and Effective Uses
This Track will explore the growing role of novel vaccines in animal health and how stakeholders should work together to ensure the development and employment of efficacious vaccines in a safe and timely manner.
Technology on Today's Smart Farm
This Track will look at the use of artificial intelligence, data collection and connectivity on the farm and how these advances in technology improve animal health and increase farm operation efficiencies. 
Advancements in Probiotics and Animal Feed
This Track will explore the development and introduction of new probiotic and feed products into livestock and the positive health effects they provide while eliminating the dependency on antibiotics. 
Overcoming Challenges: Regulatory Pathways, Facing Pandemics, and Making Rapid Decisions
This Track provides a broad look at the way innovation meets and overcomes challenges on the path to success. From understanding and navigating regulatory hurdles, to stepping up during pandemics, to being able to respond at a moment’s notice to the consumer’s needs, these presentations will showcase how organizations face the challenges head-on to improve animal health in a successful and ethical manner. 
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Back by popular demand, IowaBio will once again host a golf outing this June at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, Iowa!

The event is scheduled for September 3rd and will host a 9:30am shotgun start, a play-through lunch, course contests and a raffle!

For the first time ever, this event will be open to members and non-members - the more the merrier!
Learn More and Register
Annual Member Meeting
9:00 - 10:00am
Members can register to attend here

Quarterly Board Meeting
10:00 - 12:00pm

IowaBio thanks the following members for recently renewing:
Pfizer Establishes New Program to Support Continued Biotechnology Innovation
Pfizer Inc. announced the establishment of the Pfizer Breakthrough Growth Initiative, through which Pfizer will invest up to $500 million in biotechnology companies to help provide funding and access to Pfizer’s scientific expertise to ensure continuity of the biotechnology companies’ most promising clinical development programs. Learn more >
Metabolic Technologies, LLC joins the Natural Products Association
Metabolic Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce that we have become a member of the Natural Products Association (NPA). The NPA strives to bring a broader, more accessible marketplace for natural products that can improve the quality of life for consumers. Learn more >
Corteva Agriscience, PowerPollen announce commercial agreement
Corteva Agriscience and PowerPollen, an Iowa-based ag tech company that developed the first and only scalable pollination technology for commodity crops, announced a commercial agreement expanding the use of pollination-on-demand technology, enabling increased flexibility and productivity for Corteva’s commercial corn seed production. Learn more >
Bayer Animal Health brings more technologies to warm-water aquaculture
Bayer Animal Health is boosting its solution offerings for shrimp and other warm-water aquaculture species through supply and distribution agreements with water treatment technology suppliers, Cytozyme Laboratories Inc. (“Cytozyme”) and Chengdu Kehongda Technology Co., Ltd (“KEHONDA”), as well as farm management technology provider, XpertSea Solutions Inc (“XpertSea”). Learn more >
Green Plains Announces High Protein Ingredient Production at its Shenandoah Biorefinery
The high protein feed ingredient is produced using Fluid Quip Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-products (MSC™) system which adds a high value product to the Company’s portfolio, and is expected to provide an initial uplift of approximately 15 to 20 cents per gallon to the overall margin structure. The newly constructed MSC system at Shenandoah represents a $38 million investment. Shenandoah now has capacity to produce up to 50 thousand tons of high protein feed ingredients annually and has increased the annual corn oil production capacity at Shenandoah by 20%. Learn more >

The Session Bill Tracker is a weekly report issued every Friday during legislative session. It provides an update on state and federal activities as well as a tracking record of bills relevant to the biotech industry and IowaBio’s position. This report is best suited for government affairs representatives and biotech companies engaged in policy efforts. To view archives of this distribution of sign up for the communications, please click here.

Our Monthly Newsletter is a great resource to keep up with IowaBio's activities, member and industry news, as well as additional savings, educational and networking opportunities in your area and across the globe. To view archives of this distribution or sign up for the newsletter, please click here

Starting March 23rd, IowaBio began issuing daily updates to share the latest news surrounding the virus from the biotech industry's point of view. Topics covered include state, national and global updates, legislative activities on the state and federal level, IowaBio member efforts and innovations, helpful resources/media and more.

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