Press Releases

Jun 30 2011

National Survey Shows American Voters and Biotech Industry Aligned on Key Policy Priorities - Curing Disease and Improving Lives

Jun 30 2011

BIO thanks Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) for introducing legislation that would make algae and other second-generation biofuels eligible for the cellulosic biofuels production tax credit and create an optional investment tax credit.

Jun 30 2011

More than 15,000 biotechnology industry leaders and public officials gathered for networking, deal-making and high-level sessions.

Jun 29 2011

“Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology: Advancing American Innovation to Cure Disease and Save Lives” Provides Roadmap for Transformative Policy Changes

Jun 29 2011

3rd annual Worldview Bio-Innovation Scorecard report released at 2011 BIO International Convention showcased the cutting-edge biotech developments shaping the socio-economic progress of countries worldwide

Jun 29 2011

BIO presents Maryland Sen. Nancy J. King (Democrat, District 39) with its 2011 Legislator of the Year Award. Senator King received the award in the Maryland pavilion at the 2011 BIO International Convention taking place in Washington, DC.

Jun 28 2011

BIO announced its endorsement of the “Joint Declaration on Cooperation in the Fight against Doping in Sport” between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Associations (IFPMA).

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.