Innovations & Research

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

States and regions throughout the United States are investing to create a business climate that supports the specific needs of the biosciences sector.

Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.) and Former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) chatted about everything from the high cost of prescription drugs and health care to biofuels.

This paper is an overview of a variety of ways that have been suggested to encourage innovation/research and development for diseases that are endemic to the developing world but not the developed world.

Talked about for years, biofuels, such as ethanol, are a fast growing component of U-S transportation fuels.

Dr. Moira Gunn and David Ewing Duncan report from the BIO International Convention.

Thirty six thousand Americans die from seasonal flu each year, now there is additional threat a possible global avian flu pandemic.

This year car makers will offer car buyers a record number of new hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. 

Plant biotechnology contributes to sustainable agriculture by increasing food  production without harming or depleting the Earth’s limited natural resources.

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