Innovations & Research

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard provides the stable policy essential to attracting private investment to the development of advanced biofuels. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today joined the Advanced BioFuel Association, the Renewable Fuel Association, the Advanced Ethanol Council and the American Coalition for Ethanol in a letter to leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works urging protection of the federal RFS.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the announcement of Biomass Research And Development Initiative grants and the establishment of a Biomass Crop Assistance Plan project area. BIO congratulated member companies Cellana LLC of Hawaii and Metabolix Inc. of Massachusetts on receiving awarded grants.

The successful construction of a synthesized genome could enable new research and development of human therapies, biofuels, and biobased chemicals from renewable resources.

BIOtechNOW speaks with Dr. Trounson is a pioneer of human in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and associated reproductive technologies.

BIO is committed to increased access to biologic medicines for patients throughout the world. 

Emerging biotech companies with promising scientific innovation need a policy environment that will enable them to continue critical research and development of medical advancements and breakthroughs.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease involving immune-system attacks on the central nervous system. Research into MS involves questions that dovetail many fields of science, including immunology, neuroscience, psychology and more.

BIOtechNOW’s talks to Bernard Siegel about recent developments in stem cell research and the upcoming BIO International Convention.

With global food costs reaching such dangerous levels, ensuring a safe, affordable and abundant global food supply has never been as important as it is right now.

Thanks to genetic engineering, flowers are heartier and last longer after they’re cut.  And they come in a wider variety of shapes, sizes, scents and colors – even blue!

A new report analyzing FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) produced by a select group of leading biotechnology companies shows that clinical development times – specifically the duration of Phase II and Phase III trials – are lengthening, while FDA review times have remained constant.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month so it seemed like a good opportunity to learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month so it seemed like a good opportunity to learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

December 1 2011
On December 1, BIO submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the importance of implementing policies that will spur job growth through capital formation while protecting investors.  
July 28 2011
BIO submitted testimony in support of USDA research funding to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. Ag research programs within the USDA have sparked agricultural innovation and will help to solve the critical food and energy security challenges facing a rapidly growing global population.
January 11 2011
Public oral comments by David Edwards (BIO) to President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) regarding the need to increase funding for agricultural research in research agencies and for extramural grants.
May 27 2009
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the opportunity to submit comments on the draft guidelines for human stem cell research, published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2009...
June 6 2007
As President & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to express BIO’s support for S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act...
March 25 2014
Principles reaffirm and broaden biotech industry’s commitment to transparency, advancing research
March 5 2014
Many of the provisions included in this budget proposal would jeopardize the continued biotech research and development that is necessary to find cures and breakthrough medicines for patients living with debilitating and life-threatening diseases. 
July 10 2013
H.R. 2629 will cut compliance costs for innovative emerging biotech companies
April 8 2013
Strong Intellectual Property Protection Is Vital For The Life Sciences Industry.
July 20 2012
New bill will update SEC filing status classifications to ease costly regulatory burdens on small public companies