biotechnology http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-researcher-share-world-food-prize <p>A Monsanto researcher is one of the winners of the 2013 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a>.</p><p>Monsanto <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx">Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley</a> will share the international honor with <a href="http://www.syngentabiotech.com/biotech/mary_dell_chilton.aspx">Mary-Dell Chilton</a> of Syngenta and Belgian plant scientist <a href="http://www.ugent.be/we/genetics/ipbo/en/aboutus/teamipbo/peopleshortbiographies/mvm.htm">Marc Van Montagu</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:33:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 27562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Researcher To Share World Food Prize Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-boston-area-startup-incubator-join-wash-u-new-cortex-facility <p></p><p>One of the country’s largest startup incubators will soon be moving into the <a href="http://www.cortexstl.com/">Cortex</a> bioscience district in St. Louis.</p><p>The move marks <a href="http://cic.us/">Cambridge Innovation Center’s</a> first expansion out of the Boston area, where it houses more than 500 small to mid-sized companies.</p><p>CIC’s president and CEO, Ranch Kimball, says he expects <a href="http://cicstl.com/">the new St. Louis facility</a> to attract mostly technology startups, but says CIC will be open to a variety of businesses.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Monsanto In Soybean Patent Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-seems-ready-side-monsanto-soybean-patent-case <p><em><strong>Updated on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:10 p.m. to add quote from Bowman.</strong></em></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/11-796.pdf">heard oral arguments today</a> in a legal battle between St. Louis-based Monsanto and a 75-year-old Indiana farmer.</p><p>The case revolves around whether Vernon Hugh Bowman violated Monsanto's patent rights when he bought seeds from a grain elevator and planted them.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:51:48 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9450 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Monsanto In Soybean Patent Case Monsanto Income Triples Due To Biotech Corn Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-income-triples-due-biotech-corn-expansion <p>Monsanto says its net income nearly tripled in the agricultural products company's first quarter as sales of its biotech corn seeds expanded in Latin American countries.</p><p>The company, which is based in St. Louis, is also raising its profit guidance for the year, and shares are up 4 percent in premarket trading. Monsanto said Tuesday that it earned $339 million, or 63 cents per share, in the three months ended November 30, from $126 million, or 23 cents per share, in last year's quarter.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:19 +0000 The Associated Press 8127 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto Income Triples Due To Biotech Corn Expansion 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2012-good-year-sprouting-biotech-startups <P>The numbers are pretty impressive, more than three dozen new biotech startups now call St. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups Wexford Closes On New Lab Building http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wexford-closes-new-lab-building <p>One piece of a planned <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-sciences-district-cortex-secures-first-round-tif-expansion">$2.1 billion expansion</a>&nbsp;of the life sciences district Cortex has fallen into place.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:00:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wexford Closes On New Lab Building Life Sciences District Cortex Secures First Round Of TIF For Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-sciences-district-cortex-secures-first-round-tif-expansion <p>The life sciences district known as Cortex has gotten initial approval for the first phase of its $2.1 billion expansion plan.</p><p>The city's Tax Increment Financing commission voted today to authorize about $35 million in incentives for the first phase, which totals about $160 million.</p><p>The phase includes new office and laboratory space, a new Shriners' Hospital, and a streetscape&nbsp;known as Cortex Commons. Here's how it breaks down:</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:07:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Life Sciences District Cortex Secures First Round Of TIF For Expansion On Occupy anniversary, protesters will take aim at Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/occupy-anniversary-protesters-will-take-aim-monsanto <p></p><p>Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and local activist groups plan to mark the occasion by protesting biotechnology giant Monsanto.</p><p>Barbara Chicherio is with the Gateway Green Alliance, which opposes genetically modified organisms developed by St. Louis based Monsanto and other biotech companies.</p><p>She said tomorrow's protests will represent a shift within the Occupy movement to focus on specific issues.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:17:05 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4612 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On Occupy anniversary, protesters will take aim at Monsanto Monsanto gives $4.2 million to block GMO labeling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-gives-42-million-block-gmo-labeling <p>Monsanto is leading the fight to block <a href="http://ag.ca.gov/cms_attachments/initiatives/pdfs/i1044_11-0099_%28genetically_engineered_food_v2%29.pdf?">a California ballot initiative</a> that would require labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:30:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto gives $4.2 million to block GMO labeling Opinion: exploring the ethics of human testing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opinion-exploring-ethics-human-testing <p>People are sometimes used as test subjects in scientific research &ndash; from <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/RunningClinicalTrials/default.htm">clinical trials</a>, to studies on <a href="http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/guidance/cr-require.htm">the toxicity of pesticides</a>.</p><p>The federal government is currently <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/anprm2011page.html ">revising the regulation</a> designed <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/index.html">to protect human research subjects</a> from harm.</p><p>Washington University law professor Rebecca Dresser wrote <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6094/527 ">an article published in the journal <em>Science</em></a>, talking about some changes she&rsquo;d like to see made. She spoke with St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:51:16 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4270 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opinion: exploring the ethics of human testing