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Officials underscore the importance of science for the economic development of Puerto Rico

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Daniel Rivera Vargas / daniel.rivera@gfrmedia.com

Representatives of the biotechnology industry and academia underscored the importance of science for the economic development of Puerto Rico as they launch Bioscience Week (Semana de la Biociencia)

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Legislature looks to boost native pharmaceutical industry

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Rebecca Banuchi / rebecca.banuchi@gfrmedia.com

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved a project that looks to set the foundations for a native pharmaceutical industry to reduce the impact of the exodus of foreign pharmaceutical companies.

 

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Ready the first crop of rice grown in Puerto Rico

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Rebecca Banuchi/rebecca.banuchi@gfrmedia.com

Recently the first crop of rice—a staple in local cuisine—grown in Puerto Rico was harvested, opening a new chapter for agriculture in the Island.

 

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Former Science Trust expert calls for overhaul of R&D approach

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JAIME SANTIAGO

If Puerto Rico is going to have any chance of creating a biotechnology sector that creates quality research and independent-minded scientists for the island's biotech apparatus, the approach to research being conducted at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) must be revamped. That is where a former trustee of the Science, Technology & Research Trust, Mariano García-Blanco, is saying we have to eliminate the political ebb and flow that propitiates lack of continuity and affects the quality of research at the university.

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Georgia Tech will establish a research institute in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust will sign a collaboration agreement with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to develop a Research and Economic Development Institute for Puerto Rico. The initiative will promote collaboration between industry and academia to develop commercial products or technologies.

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