Capital Formation

As Japan works to stabilize the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, people are stocking up on potassium iodide tablets – one of the only drugs available to block the body's absorption of some radioactive materials.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which is tasked with administering the $1 billion state's life sciences initiative, has awarded five loans to start up companies, totaling $3.75 million.

Budget victories will help biotechnology in the Commonwealth

Industry leaders point out that biotech-enabled advanced biofuels spur job growth and reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil.

Dr. Ferstenberg discusses an innovative program to guide small emerging biotech companies and how women in biotech can accelerate their leadership within the industry.

Dr. Ferstenberg discusses an innovative program to guide small emerging biotech companies and how women in biotech can accelerate their leadership within the industry. 

New listing requirements for proposed market would give more biotech companies option of going public.

The government’s Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program is doing what it was intended to do, according to a recent survey of senior executives at small biotechnology companies.

Scientific American will release the third annual Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at this year’s BIO International Convention.  Created in partnership with BIO, the publication explores the diverse economic regions of the world, highlighting success stories, policy achievements, cutting-edge science and the unique challenges that lie ahead. This year’s report focuses on BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) country efforts to build local biotechnology hubs. 

The 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum featured exciting panels, partnering meetings and more!

The summary explains the criteria for investment companies, the process by which investment companies would apply and the manner in which the equity financing provided by the SBA could used.

The U.S. bioscience industry continued to score employment gains through 2008 - the first year of the recent economic downturn, according to a study released today by Battelle and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

Biotechnology is all around us and is already a big part of our lives, providing breakthrough products and technologies to combat disease, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, and make useful products.

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.