Press Releases

BIO welcomes USDA’s release of the report  Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, which outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation

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). 

Because of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

 Scientists and researchers are actively engaged in finding ways to improve the care and use of animals in biomedical applications and food production.  Programming at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit will address new methods for ensuring optimal care and use of agricultural animals for a range of applications.  The 2014 Summit will be held September 16-19, 2014, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. 

 

Today's oral arguments offered an important opportunity to educate stakeholders within Alameda County and all of California about the unnecessary and burdensome impacts that will result if this proposed take back program is allowed to stand.

The International Council of Biotechnology Associations has been established with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide.

BIO BizLink streamlines CROs, CMOs and regulatory consultant search and evaluation

BIO BizLink streamlines CROs, CMOs and regulatory consultant search and evaluation

The 2014 BIO International Convention, where the global biotech community meets, connecting the people, companies and innovations that help to fulfill the promise of biotechnology through healing, fueling, and feeding the world, concluded today at the San Diego Convention Center with a record number of partnering meetings.

Bioscience industry a bright spot among the technology sector

San Diego, Calif. (June 23, 2014 5:00 PM PST)— The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the re-election of Rachel King, President & CEO, GlycoMimetics, Inc., as the Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term, the election of Dan Junius, President & CEO, ImmunoGen, as its new Board Treasurer, and the re-election of David Pyott, Chairman, President & CEO, Allergan, Inc., as Board Secretary.  The Board also elected 19 of its Directors to serve on BIO’s Board Executive Committee for the new term.  In addition, BIO welcomes the election of 10 new members to its Board of Directors, voted upon at this year’s 2014 BIO International Convention.

San Diego, Calif. (June 23, 2014 5:00 PM PST)— The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the re-election of Rachel King, President & CEO, GlycoMimetics, Inc., as the Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term, the election of Dan Junius, President & CEO, ImmunoGen, as its new Board Treasurer, and the re-election of David Pyott, Chairman, President & CEO, Allergan, Inc., as Board Secretary.  The Board also elected 19 of its Directors to serve on BIO’s Board Executive Committee for the new term.  In addition, BIO welcomes the election of 10 new members to its Board of Directors, voted upon at this year’s 2014 BIO International Convention.

BIO announced today that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was honored with its 2014 Governor of the Year award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the biotechnology and health sectors within Indiana.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and poster presentations for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. This unique conference will be held December 7-9, 2014 in San Diego at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.  

Attendees will get the opportunity to hone their communications techniques during specially produced communications programming at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit.  The 2014 Summit will be held September 16-18, 2014, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. 

The Obama administration's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units missed an opportunity to give industry clear guidance that using sustainable biomass mitigates greenhouse gas emissions by recycling atmospheric carbon.

Many participating hospitals appear to be deviating from the program’s original intent by leveraging 340B discounts for financial gain, rather than improving patient access

Delaware Governor Markell signed legislation designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

BIO applauds Chairman Leahy’s decision to remove the controversial patent bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s agenda until greater stakeholder consensus can be achieved.

BIO and Delaware Bio call upon Governor Markell to sign critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

Philadelphia (May 12, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that nine companies have become new members of its Industrial & Environmental Section since the start of 2014. The announcement came as BIO prepared to kick of its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which runs May 12 – 15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 BIO International Convention® in San Diego. The Keynote Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 25 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm PDT.