Synthetic Biology

May 19, 2014
Synthetic biology is an extension of the continuum of genetic science that has been used...
May 2, 2014

Using an advanced form of genetic...

April 16, 2012
January 9, 2012

The challenge of conversion of biomass – particularly lignocellulosic biomass and...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

August 27 2012
We are writing to caution against granting a waiver for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A number of groups and some governors seem to believe that the RFS is a substantial part of the equation when it comes to grain prices, and waiving the program this year or next will ease the impact of the drought on consumers. There is substantial evidence to the contrary.
October 1 2010
BIO submitted letters to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues proposing formation of a federal interagency working group to coordinate all agencies’ approaches to regulating synthetic biology.
January 26 2010
BIO is generally supportive of the referenced draft guidance and considers it an important initial step towards screening both producers and customers.

Press Releases

October 16 2014
BIO member companies Solazyme, Inc. and Amyris receive awards.
October 9 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will feature presentations on recent innovations in using synthetic biology for renewable chemicals and algae biofuels.
June 12 2013
The 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will host the Clean Tech Investor Sessions featuring innovative industrial biotechnology companies selected to present to an elite audience of investors and analysts. 
June 4 2013
The 2013 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology this June 16-19 in Montreal, Canada at the Palais des congrès de Montréal will mark the event’s 10th anniversary. 
May 30 2013
The industrial biotech sector supports reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act that promotes innovation in renewable chemicals, which consumers can be confident are cleaner, healthier and safer.