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On July 26, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced four new project areas for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.

We hope you will take some time to explore the new site and see all the exciting changes for yourself!

With more than one-fifth of the world’s population, China is an important market for biotech products and is increasingly a key global player in biotech research, development and manufacturing.

The Section develops biotechnology industry policy on environmental and industrial biotechnology issues, promotes the use of industrial enzymes, conversion of biomass to energy and chemicals and innovative clean up technologies. The Section works closely with the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and international organizations. The Section is active in promoting technologies that promote sustainable development.

The Health Section develops policy positions that promote biomedical innovation and represent the best interests of BIO member companies with a direct interest in human health. Among the priority issues the Health Section focuses on are matters affecting the healthcare-related regulatory and reimbursement climate, pandemic and biodefense preparedness, publicly-funded scientific research, and personalized medicine. The Health Section is managed by a Section governing body and recommends members to sit on BIO's Board of Directors.

The BIO Food and Agriculture Section is responsible for developing and advancing industry policies on all food and agriculture biotechnology issues related to international affairs, government relations, science and regulatory affairs, and media and public affairs. The Section has its own governing body, and fills four seats on the Board and two seats on the Executive Committee. The Governing Body oversees three policy committees: Production Agriculture, Emerging Plant Technology, and Animal Biotechnology.
Staff Contact: Cathleen Enright

The Emerging Companies Section serves the needs of small to medium size BIO member companies most of whom do not yet have major products approved and on the market. This section has its own governing body and fills one-third of the seats on the board of directors. This section operates to bring their opinion to bear on major issues affecting smaller companies, and to construct programs to enhance their development.
Staff Contact: Cartier Esham

The committee consists of the seven Elected Officers of the Organization, the immediate Past Chair of the Organization, the Vice Chairs of each Section's Governing Board, and At-Large Directors selected from the Full Board by the Chair and approved by the Board. The committee is authorized to exercise all powers of the Full Board, except for certain powers reserved for the Full Board under BIO's Bylaws.
Staff Contact: Tom DiLenge

BIO Staff Contact: Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel, IP
Committee Chair: Kenneth Dow, Johnson & Johnson
Past Chair: Tom Kelley, Monsanto
Existing Subcommittees and Working Groups:
  Amicus Subcommittee - Chair: Brian Barrett, Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly & Company

What is your opinion of biotechnology companies – very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable?

Executive Summary

This paper demonstrates that the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (―RFS‖)—established under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, enhanced pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Actof 2007 (―EISA‖), and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (―EPA‖)— provides considerable market motivation to drive investment in cellulosic and advanced biofuels.

As the use of agricultural biotechnology increases globally, people need information about food production that is truthful, so they can form opinions based on facts, not fear.

Currently, synthetic rubber is derived entirely from petrochemical sources. Genencor®, a Division of Danisco U.S. Inc., together with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is currently working on the development of a fermentation-based process for the BioIsoprene™ monomer.  

Synthetic biology is a new interdisciplinary area that involves the application of engineering principles to biology.

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BIO represents more than 1,200 companies and organizations in Washington, DC, state capitals and international fora.

BIO membership is company based;  BIO does not offer individual memberships.

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Is my organization eligible for membership? Where can I find an application to join BIO? Does BIO offer membership to non-biotech companies?
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