Capital Formation

This week is National Small Business Week (May 16-20). Every year, the president proclaims National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. In honor of National Small Business Week, BIO compiled our top 5 strategies for small business success.

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.

Today, major players in the clean energy investment community provided key perspective and insight to help inform industrial biotech companies and their future success.

Mark Herzog, executive director of the Virginia Biotechnology Association recently discussed the success and challenges facing the burgeoning bioscience industry in his state.

Three biotech luminaries who have succeeded against all odds share their experiences building a biotech company from the ground up in Brazil, China and India.

Current rules resulting from a 2003 Office of Hearings and Appeals decision have inhibited and interfered with the growth and survival of small private biotechnology companies and the development of promising technologies and products

The Agriculture Department has announced additional money for loan guarantees to support construction of new advanced biofuel biorefineries.

Ahrens discusses the 2011 BIO International Convention session “Wait! Our Model Isn’t Dead! We Just Need to Evolve.”

The Maryland initiative’s 10-year plan helps build biotech access to funding

BIOtechNOW talks to GEN's John Sterling regarding the upcoming BIO International Convention.

GEN's Editor-in-Chief John Sterling outlines his picks for the top ten "must attend" breakout sessions at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

July 10 2013
A healthy public market is key to the success of the biotech industry, as growing innovators often turn to an IPO to fund late-stage clinical trials.
July 26 2012
Jeffrey S. Hatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, testified on behalf of BIO about the 10th anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
March 16 2012
On behalf of BIO and its more than 1,100 members, Jim Greenwood submitted a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in strong support of H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.
March 6 2012
William D. Waddill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals highlights the importance of capital formation to encourage investment in the biotechnology industry and spur job growth across the country.
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 31 2014
Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today encourages support for the Competitiveness and Opportunity by Modernizing and Permanently Extending the Tax Credit for Experimentation (COMPETE) Act, introduced today by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE). 
April 7 2014
The EXPIRE Act would extend tax credits that expired at the end of 2013, including several of importance to the biotechnology industry.
September 30 2013
NSF-funded companies focused on drug discovery, diagnostics and other platform technologies.
September 11 2013
Speakers will provide fresh insight, investment opportunities in biotech sector.
July 10 2013
Chimerix President and CEO emphasizes the role of the public market to help finance critical R&D.