Press Releases

Oct 6 2011

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

Oct 5 2011

The Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger (REFRESH) Act of 2011 introduced by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) recognizes the importance of including an energy title in Farm Bill legislation.

Oct 5 2011

BIO welcomed the transmission of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) by President Obama to the Congress earlier this week.

Oct 4 2011

A coalition of anti-technology groups under the moniker “Just Label It” has reportedlysubmitted a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for the mandatory labeling of foods that have been grown using agricultural biotechnology.

Oct 4 2011

Inaugural BIO China event will be held October 12-13 in Shanghai

A new report from the National Academies notes the challenges in commercializing advanced and cellulosic biofuels and concludes that policy stability is necessary to meet the mandates of the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Oct 3 2011

The Council of State Bioscience Associations, an autonomous council of state-based biotechnology associations, has selected its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term.

Sep 30 2011

Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, through coordination of efforts by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy, BIO said in a response to the Air Force’s Request for Information on the commercial status and market for advanced drop-in biofuels. 

Sep 29 2011

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will bring together industry leaders, university researchers, and venture capitalists to facilitate networking and business partnerships between companies from the United States and Asia. 

Sep 28 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five agricultural research project grants aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets and generating rural jobs. BIO thanks USDA and congratulates member companies participating in the projects.

Sep 28 2011

The Mississippi Biotechnology Association has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations, a confederation of state-based trade organizations.These groups are recognized by BIO as affiliate organizations in their respective states.

Sep 20 2011

Elaine Chao will provide a keynote address at the upcoming inaugural BIO China International Conference on October 12-13 in Shanghai, China

Sep 19 2011

  The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the preliminary set of speakers who will be featured on the Therapeutic Workshops during the10th annual BIO Investor Forum to be held October 25 - 26 in San Francisco, CA. 

Sep 16 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on President Obama's new initiatives to grow the nation's bioeconomy.

Sep 16 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that Joseph Damond is joining the organization as Senior Vice President, International Affairs.

Sep 9 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on President Obama’s speech to Congress last night on “The American Jobs Act.”

Sep 8 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the passage of The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, by the U.S. Senate.

Sep 6 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announces the initial selection of presenting companies for the 10th annual BIO Investor Forum to be held October 25 - 26 in San Francisco, CA.  

Sep 6 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced the keynote speakers for the BIO India International Conference to be held September 21 - 22 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India.

Sep 1 2011

Research and development in synthetic biology is an evolution of biotechnology innovation that should be supported and encouraged by federal regulatory policies.

Sep 1 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) V recommendations as published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Aug 22 2011

Advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers are continuing to make progress in bringing new technologies to commercial scale; federal loan guarantees are helping to mitigate ongoing economic uncertainty.

Aug 22 2011

The online application process opens on Friday, August 26th and closes on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST.  

Aug 16 2011

USDA, DOE and the Navy announced an initiative for public-private partnerships to build biorefineries and bring advanced biofuel technology to the market sooner.