Press Releases

Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2014) – BIO President and CEO James Greenwood joined AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen Ubl and PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani in a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner highlighting ongoing concerns about a potential lack of necessary context around the Sunshine data release.  

2014 Livestock Biotech Summit three day programming touched on issues such as engaging consumers, animal welfare, the promise of the technology.

Commercialization of cleaner, safer consumer products through innovative industrial biotechnology processes will be the focus of breakout sessions at the ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.

Sessions to focus on the FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Process, IPO Market, and BioCentury’s Back to School issue

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that it will showcase a series of unique sessions at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology.  Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to helped spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health.  BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be held September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites biotechnology, pharmaceutical, business development, life sciences and policy experts to submit novel and cutting-edge topic proposals for sessions at the 2015 BIO International Convention. Regularly attracting over 15,000 high-level professionals and highlighting the latest advancements in biotechnology, BIO 2015 will be held June 15 – 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. Taking place October 7-8, 2014 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum will focus on investment opportunities for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Biotech Association and select Brookings firms will provide attendees of the upcoming 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities Sept. 15 at no cost. Capping the evening will be an industry-led panel discussion featuring SDSU faculty members and industry collaborators on how to build successful, university/company collaborations

Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the initial list of presenting companies for the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum. The event is an international investor forum that assembles early and established private companies as well as emerging public biotechs, along with top public and private equity investors, to explore investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. The event will take place October 7-8, 2014 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit.

 

Survey responses will help inform Prescription Drug User Fee Act VI negotiations

BIO Investor Forum to be held October 7-8, 2014 in San Francisco, California

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has officially extended its Call for Papers deadline to August 20, 2014 for the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.  

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.

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