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Synthetic biology is an extension of the continuum of genetic science that has been used safely for more than 40 years by the biotechnology industry in development of commercial
products. In this document, several of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section member companies have provided examples of their companies' stories and' technology which tuliuze the technology of synthetic biology.  

Using an advanced form of genetic engineering, scientists are manipulating the structure of cells to create new life forms designed to perform specific functions, such as detecting arsenic in drinking water or producing biofuels from algae. 

 

Although observers have been arguing for many years that conflicts of interest in medical research hurt patient care and diminish research integrity, the issue has lately become particularly salient to policy makers, researchers, institutions, and other stakeholders. The result is an environment with increased suspicion about the relationships between industry, research institutions, and physicians and greater regulation of these relationships.

BIO represents biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations throughout the United States and in many other countries.

The member companies of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) are committed to improving human health through the development of innovative therapies. We strongly support research that aims to improve human health through better drug development and recognize that responsibly sharing our clinical trial data can help to advance such research, while reinforcing public confidence in the safety and efficacy of our medicines.

While BIO does not comment on individual companies or their decision-making in regards to compassionate use, as the trade association representing the industry, we can comment on the issue of early access to experimental products that have not yet received FDA approval.

BIO has recently put together a Presidential Green Chemistry Award fact sheet that highlights all of the industrial biotech and biobased technology applications awarded from the start of the program in 1996 up to 2013.  Each year awards are allotted to technologies that incorporate the use of green chemistry through the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge.  Industrial biotechnology has been recognized by EPA as a way to reduce or prevent pollution at its source.

BIO has recently put together a Presidential Green Chemistry Award fact sheet that highlights all of the industrial biotech and biobased technology applications awarded from the start of the program in 1996 up to 2013.  Each year awards are allotted to technologies that incorporate the use of green chemistry through the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge.  Industrial biotechnology has been recognized by EPA as a way to reduce or prevent pollution at its source.

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EMERGING COMPANIES SECTION GOVERNING BOARD

Lila Feisee, Vice President of International Affairs testified on behalf of BIO and its 1100 members who innovate in the healthcare, agriculture, industrial, and environmental sectors. 

Millions of farmers around the world continue to choose to plant and replant genetically modified (GM) crop varieties because of their environmental and socio-economic benefits and the important role they play in maintaining food security, according to a new study.

The report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013, released annually by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), says a record 18 million farmers in 27 countries are growing biotech crops on 433 million acres.

Fact sheet on the impact of the 2014 RVO proposal on the environment.

Position Title: Associate/Deputy General Counsel* for Agriculture & Environment

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Department: Legal and Intellectual Property

Reports to: General Counsel & Head of Public Policy    

Position Title: Associate/Deputy General Counsel for Healthcare*

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We will pursue applications of biotechnology that hold the promise of saving lives or improving the quality of life.

More than 40 biotech companies have gone public using provisions made available to emerging growth companies through the JOBS Act. BIOtechNOW’s JOBS Act Deconstructed series explores why it has had such an impact on biotech offerings and how emerging companies can leverage the new law to their best advantage.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The law mandated certain changes to Rule 506 of SEC Regulation D designed to spur capital formation for growing innovators. The required Regulation D reforms took effect on September 23, 2013, after being finalized by the SEC this summer. A summary of these changes is outlined below.

California’s Assembly and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 598, legislation that creates a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

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