Press Releases

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that Jerry Flint, Ph.D., Vice President of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory for DuPont Pioneer has been elected Chair of the organization’s Food and Agriculture Section Governing Board. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Calestous Juma, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Jim Murray, Professor at the University of California at Davis will deliver the keynote addresses at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit.

New Forums to focus on orphan diseases, personalized medicine, regenerative medicine and vaccines.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman as the recipient of its 2014 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. Kullman is the first woman to receive the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2008.

BIO commended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for announcing their decision to halt movement on several proposals in their Medicare Part D draft rule.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces an exclusive line-up of high-level industry executives for its Plenary Program during BIO’s 11th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held May 12 – 15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

Many of the provisions included in this budget proposal would jeopardize the continued biotech research and development that is necessary to find cures and breakthrough medicines for patients living with debilitating and life-threatening diseases. 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today presented Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) the BIO Legislator of the Year award

Discover International Programming at BIO’s 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

This bill includes transparent communication on all biologic medicines dispensed in order to maintain a consistent and complete medical record. This legislation represents a significant step forward, ensures transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams, and is fully consistent with the BIO principles.

Celebrating its 11th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is today announcing this year’s breakout program, which include new sessions on the use of industrial biotechnology in personal care and common household products.

BIO press release anouncing the publication of the 2014 International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report.  

Bill would spur capital formation for small public companies

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), along with 28 other ag and food organizations, announced today the formation of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food ( 

BIO thanked Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final passage in the Senate of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. BIO also thanked the energy title’s many champions in the Senate, including Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

Patients Should Be Informed if Doctor's Prescription Changed

BIO today thanks House champions of the Farm Bill energy title and congratulates them on final passage of the bill.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks authority to waive the overall 2014 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard, particularly when production and supply of advanced biofuels continues to grow, BIO emphasized in official comments filed today.

The Farm Bill conference report contains significant funding for renewable energy programs, allows renewable chemical technologies to access the programs, and supports purpose grown energy crops.

Updated Convention features include new session formats, premier networking opportunities and improved programming

Thirty-one Senators and 31 Congressmembers signed letters to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy protesting the proposed rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards.