Press Releases

BIO is pleased to announce that the BIO International Leadership Award winner for the 2012 BIO International Convention is the Rt Honourable David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, United Kingdom.

The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues within the food and agriculture and industrial and environmental sectors of the industry through the Leadership Summit. 

A host of agricultural and scientific organizations have praised President Obama for his “aggressive support” for innovation in agriculture, including biotechnology.

The report will be released at a Super Session, titled "International Leaders Share Their Worldview: Scientific American's Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard."

The 2012 BIO International Convention will return to Boston, Mass. for the global event for biotechnology, which will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

BIO is pleased to announce the Pipelines of Promise Buzz of BIO winner for the 2012 BIO International Convention is Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a virtual biotechnology company based in Boston, Mass. and founded in 2010.

BIO Academic Park and Translational Research Forum to be featured at the global event for biotechnology 

BIO and a number of other organizations expressed disappointment that the Senate Armed Services Committee adopted amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act blocking the Department of Defense’s (DoD) use of domestically produced alternative energy. 

BIO commends the bipartisan Senate approval of FDASIA, which includes a reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).  

BIO applauds Senator Robert Menendez for introducing the “The Extension of the Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit.”

Seed technology is vital for developing country farmers.

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood will deliver state of the industry remarks.

“Farm Bill energy programs are working and BIO member companies are beginning to put steel in the ground,” BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood said today in testimony to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

BIO announced today that a panel of top industry executives will discuss where biotech will be in the next ten years and how the pharmaceutical industry landscape is changing.

“Education is important to continue raising awareness, but simply labeling a food ‘Genetically Engineered’ or ‘GE’ doesn’t provide any meaningful information to consumers,” said Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President, Food and Agriculture for BIO.

Global event for biotechnology to be held June 18-21, 2012 in Boston.

BIO thanks Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) for introducing legislation that reduces taxes for U.S. producers of renewable chemicals and clears the path for commercialization of homegrown renewable chemical technology.

BIO and some of its partners wrote leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking them to include authorization for the U.S. Department of Energy to transfer funds necessary to DOE’s support of an interagency Defense Production Act project to ramp up production of military aviation and diesel fuels. 

Programs reauthorized and funded in the Senate Agriculture Committee's version of the Farm Bill are valuable to the biotechnology industry.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today submitted a statement for the record to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for a hearing on “Certain Expiring Tax Provisions”. 

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's new National Bioeconomy Blueprint issued today.

BIO today thanked Sens. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), and nine others for offering an amendment to improve the 2012 Farm Bill by providing mandatory funding for energy title programs that are helping revitalize rural America and build new agricultural markets

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) as a Legislator of the Year for 2011-2012.