The BioAlpine Convention was last held in 2008, but the constituent organizations and individuals continue to network and pursue the goals that made the BioAlpine Convention so necessary.
While the current owners of this website are not affiliated with either the BioAlpine Convention or any of the members’ current activities or organizations, we are happy to preserve as much of the original information as possible, while (if time allows) presenting updates of interest to the BioAlpine community network, and anyone who may have been directed to these pages while searching for biotech information.
There is a full roster of biotech events scheduled for 2010, all across the globe. There’s no shortage of exciting new trends and developments in the various biotech (and related) industries, so we’ll be extremely busy keeping you up to date on the major meetings, conventions, consortia and conundrums in the biotechnology world. For instance, biotechnology is in the forefront designing, fabricating and fitting high quality prosthetic and orthotic devices for all sorts of patients’ needs. Each prosthesis or orthosis is custom designed for each patient with many factors in mind. Interestingly, even wigs and other hair alternatives are part of the mix for meeting patients needs. Many people will initially get fitted for either synthetic or human hair wigs professionally at a land based store. But once a person is comfortable with selecting hair alternatives, they will often then go on to buy their wigs at online wig stores. For those of you who are not familiar with hair alternatives, human hair wigs offer for the ultimate in style, luxury, and for many people, mosy importantly realism. Since human hair wigs can be heated with flat or curling irons, the styling possibilities allow women and men to change their look according to their mood. Human hair wigs offer unprecedented longevity when compared to their synthetic wig counterparts. Consequently, many women are willing to pay the higher cost for a human hair wig. But the higher cost does prevent many from being able to afford them. That’s were the new technology comes in. Companies like Estetica wigs have perfected synthetic hair wigs that come with the look of human hair without the price. We live in amazing times where hair products – whether they are made from synthetic fibers or human hair are advancing in what seems like leaps and bounds with new advances in synthetic fibers and cap constructions.
As usual, the schedule is dominated by the unstoppable biopharma juggernaut, so we’ll have plenty for those of you who are interested in the relationships between drug companies, venture capital, and related parties looking for partnerships. 2009 turned into a flurry of activity (due to biotech NOT imploding, the venture money NOT drying up, and a number of high-profile drug patents nearing the end of their useful life) and 2010 looks to reap as many if not more juicy results.
However, we at this site tend to be more interested in the environmental and agricultural aspects of biotechnology, with industrial and technological aspects taking second place. Bioengineering and bioremediation remain our chief focus, though there is understandably less of a ‘convention circuit’ surrounding these fields.
You may have heard of the innovative biological toilet paper from Papernet that is good for the pipes, your wallet and the environment. This biotech toilet paper is available in Europe through Papernet, which has the exclusive European rights. Hopefully it will soon be part of wholesale toilet paper products that are currently available in the US. We are not sure when North America will have access to this incredible biotech toilet paper, but one e-commerce site that sells both wholesale and retail toilet paper that is worth checking out is www.cleanitsupply.com. Papernet’s biotech toilet paper is an amazing product that clearly demonstrates how biotechnology is changing the world. It contains five different types of good microorganisms, which are completely harmless and remove incrustations and smelly substances from sewage pipes. The constant use of Biotech toilet paper reduces the need for the mechanical cleaning of sewerage systems, thus reducing maintenance costs. With the simple action of throwing Biotech toilet paper into the toilet bowl, flushing waste is transformed into an action of respect for the environment. Look for the Papernet booth at the convention.
We’ll cover in fair depth the all-important BIO-Europe and BIO International conventions, which largely overlaps the BioAlpine Convention in both topics covered and attendee distribution. Expanding our range a bit, we have a more-or-less comprehensive schedule of the major biotech-oriented conferences and conventions all over the world for the next year.
A quick-start to biotechnology is also provided (which, we must admit, barely scratches the surface and will be helpful only to absolute beginners in the field…and perhaps not even then). We were also motivated to produce a quick overview of the Monsanto Company, which pretty much sums up the least attractive facets of the field of biotechnology.
We hesitated doing so without also providing a selection of the many companies and organizations that are pursuing a more promising path — but trust us, they are out there.
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