Women biotech innovators continue to accelerate the impact being made by the industry globally.
Krysta Harden is one of those, with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announcing she will receive the 2018 Rosalind Franklin award, which will be formally presented at next month’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia. The Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer of Corteva Agriscience will collect her gong on 18 July.
“Krysta Harden has been, and continues to be, a tireless advocate for bringing new technology and innovation to industrial biotechnology and agriculture to build a robust biobased economy. Moreover, she is a passionate leader in encouraging women to seek careers in these burgeoning sectors. Krysta was a leader when she worked in Congress and in the federal government and she continues to be a leader in the private sector. The combination of her advocacy in biotechnology innovation and promotion of women in the field makes her the perfect recipient for an award that aims to honor the distinguished women that work in science,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section.
It follows the recent success of Gabriella Colucci, founder of Italian biotech company, Arterra Bioscience, who won the €100 000 EU Prize for Women Innovators, an annual competition backed by the European Commission.
Innovators Magazine is a media partner with the BIO World Congress and we are producing a special edition for distribution at the event, which takes place on July 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.