Press Releases

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.

Bill would strengthen, make permanent critical R&D tax credit

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law today, H. 112, the GMO food labeling bill.  The Vermont law is due to take effect July 1, 2016.

Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President for Food and Agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) issued the following statement in response.

Pediatric research is essential to study the effects of new therapeutics in children

Decreasing use of biofuels will automatically increase use of more carbon intensive petroleum sources. The increased emissions from the transportation sector would come very close to wiping out the reductions of the past four years, according to a BIO study.

Farmers around the world who use seeds improved with biotechnology are benefitting economically while improving the environmental sustainability of their farming operations according to a newly released global impacts study.

The economic benefits for farmers who use genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to an average of more than $117/hectare in 2012, according to the report “GM Crops:  Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996-2012” released today by PG Economics.

BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 BIO International Convention® Buzz of BIO contest.

Nationwide, consumers are demanding greener household care products, cheaper and cleaner fuels and a greater selection of biobased personal care items.  The Plenary Program and select Track Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, will showcase how the industrial biotech industry is meeting this growing demand for a more sustainable, environmentally friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers.  The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

Strong IP Policies and Ongoing Focus on Emerging Markets Key to Continued Innovation

The 2014 BIO International Convention® will include six timely and dynamic Super Sessions featuring prominent biotech thought leaders.  This year’s sessions will cover issues from the state of the biotech industry to transforming the world of healthcare.  

selective group of CEOs and COOs from emerging industrial biotechnology companies will present new technologies, accomplishments, and business cases during the Clean Tech Investor Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

As a follow-up to the March 25th dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, President Obama praised the work of the Nobel Prize winner and voiced support for the promises of agricultural biotechnology.

The 2014 BIO International Convention® will highlight the role of academia in the advancement of the biotechnology field through the BIO Alliance Pavilion and the Translational Research Forum. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Registration for this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit is officially open to attendees and credentialed media, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today.  The BIO Livestock Biotech Summit will be September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD. 

BIO and Delaware Bio commend the Delaware State Senate for unanimously passing legislation yesterday designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. 

Consumer-focused legislation will enhance transparency and advance food safety

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), applauds today’s introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would establish a federal standard for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies.” Brian Hahn, Chief Financial Officer of GlycoMimetics, Inc. presented testimony at the hearing on enhancements to the capital markets that can increase access to investors and decrease unnecessary regulatory burdens for emerging biotech companies trading on the public market.

BIO Latin American Conference will bring together biotechnology executives, academics and investors from around the globe

Advances in commercial applications to be showcased at 2014 BIO World Congress in Philadelphia

The EXPIRE Act would extend tax credits that expired at the end of 2013, including several of importance to the biotechnology industry.