Press Releases

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.

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