Press Releases

Jun 28 2011

BIO elects new Chairman of the Board and also announces the new 2011 - 2012 Executive Committee and Board Members.

Jun 23 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released a statement on the passage of The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, by the House of Representatives.

Jun 21 2011

The revamped BIOtechNOW aims to build a community around biotechnology and address key issues facing the industry

Jun 21 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) - Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the Manager’s Amendment to The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249.

Jun 20 2011

BIO congratulates member companies Genomatica Inc. and BioAmber Inc on receiving Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

Jun 17 2011

Join your colleagues as we cover the basics of biotechnology – complete with a hands on demonstration of DNA extraction.

Jun 16 2011

An amendment offered on the House floor last night would ban the FDA from using any funding to approve the genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, beginning next fiscal year.

Jun 16 2011

The 2011 Translational Research Forum, hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in translating innovative discoveries into usable products that can address some of the world’s most pressing concerns.. The forum will be held at 1-5pm on June 27th at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Jun 16 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the Buzz of BIO winners for the 2011 BIO International Convention, being held in Washington, D.C. on June 27-30. BIO gave voters the opportunity to choose three buzzworthy new players in the industry with winners chosen in three categories: Healing, Fueling and Feeding.

Jun 15 2011

High-level members of the Obama Administration will gather with leaders from the biopharmaceutical and global health communities at the Partnering for Global Health Forum on June 27 to discuss ways to speed the development of new medical tools — drugs, vaccines and diagnostics — to address the most persistent challenges in global health.

Jun 14 2011

For the third year in a row, the annual BIO International Convention kicks off with a Diversity Summit focused on healthcare issues facing underserved populations.

Jun 10 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), host of the annual BIO International Convention, released the following statement today regarding the keynote sessions at the 2011 BIO International Convention, June 27 – 30, 2011 in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Jun 8 2011

BIO announces that Governor Pat Quinn has been selected as the 2011 BIO Governor of the Year.

Jun 6 2011

The United States Supreme Court issued it's opinion on the appeal of Stanford University against Roche Diagnostics, which is of significant importance because of its potential impact on university technology transfer, development and commercialization of university-generated basic technology and scientific collaborations between university and private-sector scientists.

May 31 2011

BIO 2011 International Convention to feature a series of high-level panels examining techonology's role in the production of biofuels.

Worldwide population growth is estimated to pass 10 billion by 2100, and biotechnological advancements will play a critical role for global food production. The 2012 BIO International Convention will feature a series of panels examining the latest advancements designed to address pressing global food production, genetically engineered food and animal biotechnology.

Representatives of the bioscience industry testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee today, as part of a hearing entitled Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry. Dr. Arthur Sands, president/CEO/director of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, highlighted important federal programs that have spurred research & development in the life sciences industry. 

May 26 2011

BIO thanks Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) for introducting the Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act of 2011.

May 25 2011

BIO International Convention to devote several breakout sessions to the topic of legal counsel within the biotech industry.

May 25 2011

BIO commends Reps. Davis (D-Ca) and Schwartz (D-PA) for their continued efforts to extend the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit.

May 23 2011

2011 BIO International Convention will feature a series of high level panels examining the latest biotechnology advancements designed to address pressing global food production and genetically engineered food and animail biotechnology.

May 17 2011

BIO today joined the Advanced BioFuel Association, the Renewable Fuel Association, the Advanced Ethanol Council and the American Coalition for Ethanol in a letter to leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Enviornment and Public Works urging protection of the federal RFS.

May 11 2011

BIO thanks Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash) for introducing the "Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act of 2011," which would authorize the DOD to engage in 15 year contracts for advanced biofuels.

May 5 2011

BIO thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the announcement of Biomass Research And Development Initiative grants and the establishment of a Biomass Crop Assistance Plan project area.