Press Releases

Dec 16 2011

Grants will provide critical funding to small emerging biotechnology companies working on promising innovations for treating and curing cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS, among other diseases

Dec 15 2011

FDA:  GE salmon will not have significant impact on the environment

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2011) – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommitteeon Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held a hearing today to examine the environmental issues around genetically engineered (GE) fish.  

Dec 15 2011

Biotechnology companies researching and developing advanced biofuels can help diversify the military’s energy supply and advance U.S. national and energy security objectives.

Dec 14 2011

BIO submitted written testimony to the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. In the testimony, BIO noted that sustained, long-term tax policy is vital to emerging alternative energy technologies.

Dec 13 2011

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants provide critical funding for the development of innovative medical therapies for Cancer, Diabetes and HIV.

Dec 6 2011

Washington, DC (December 6, 2011) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces program topics planned for the BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 13-14, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, NY.

Dec 5 2011

Achieving energy security is also a national security priority. Advanced biofuel companies have made significant investments and progress to meet the Navy’s goals for the Great Green Fleet.

Nov 22 2011

BIO CEO & Investor Conference will be held February 13 – 14 in New York City, NY 

Nov 17 2011

A timely and consistent regulatory process will ultimately result in medical treatments and cures for some of the most devastating and life-threatening diseases... 

Nov 16 2011

"The most important return on investment from this initiative would be the creation of additional high-skill, high-wage jobs and an opportunity to retain the best and brightest students from Wisconsin's world-class universities," says Bryan Renk, Executive Director of BioForward.

Nov 16 2011

Global Event for Biotechnology to be Held June 18-21, 2012 in Boston 

Nov 16 2011

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, to be held Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, will present two morning plenary sessions, featuring panels of high-level executives from international biobased product manufacturers.

Nov 15 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement in strong support of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) Reauthorization of 2011.

Nov 9 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has received a Trade Show News Network Event Excellence Award (T-Award) for best social/media marketing for the BIO International Convention.

Nov 2 2011

Advanced biofuels companies continue to make progress in bringing new technology to the fuels market, relying on consistent implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard, BIO said today as it submitted documents to the House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee for a hearing on Motor Fuel Standards.

Nov 2 2011

The Small Company Capital Formation Act (HR 1070) passed today by a vote of 421-1.

Nov 2 2011

Biobased products and renewable chemicals can contribute to energy security and create new jobs and so should be eligible for advanced energy project credits.

Oct 28 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood announced today two outstanding new hires to serve as part of BIO’s senior management team.

Oct 26 2011

 BIO Commends Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature for Commitment to Industry

Oct 24 2011

In a public meeting hosted by FDA, BIO  expressed strong support for the PDUFA V recommendations as they will enhance the drug development and review process through increased transparency and scientific dialogue, advance regulatory science, strengthen post-market surveillance, and provide patients and doctors with earlier access to breakthrough therapies.

Oct 19 2011

 The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit will be held in conjunction with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

Oct 13 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the Obama Administration's intent to create a National Bioeconomy Blueprint.

Oct 11 2011

BIO Investor Forum will be held October 25 – 26 in San Francisco, CA


Oct 7 2011

In a case brought against USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has denied the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granted the summary judgment motions for the government, ArborGen, and BIO.