BIO CEOs, Lawmakers Talk Policy At Legislative Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (May 15, 2000) - BIO anticipatesrecord-breaking attendance at its Legislative Day here Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 - 17, with about 150 biotech executives expected to participate.

The annual event provides company executives with anopportunity to discuss policy with federal lawmakers and bring them up to date on the latest advancements in biotechnology. Issues pending before Congress, such as Medicare modernization, drug pricing, H-1B visas, gene patenting and biotech food labeling are critical to the biotech industry.

News media are invited to attend three plenary sessions that willfeature speeches by members of Congress:

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

U.S. Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.),Wednesday, May 17, at 8 a.m. in the Mansfield Room of the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Reps. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) and Howard Coble (R-N.C.),Wednesday, May 17, at 11:45 a.m. in the Capitol Hill Club.

BIO represents more than 900 biotech companies, academic institutions and state biotech centers in 47 states and 26 nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.