Press Releases

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.

May 4 2011

BIO announces selection of Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 - 2011.

May 4 2011

BIO announced today its selection of Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 - 2011.

May 4 2011

BIO announces its selection of Representative David E. Price (D-NC) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 - 2011.

May 4 2011

BIO announces its selection of Michael Capuano (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 - 2011.

May 4 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Representative David E. Price (D-NC) as Legislator of the Year for 2010-2011. Congressman Price will receive the award during the BIO Legislative Day Fly-In today.

May 4 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2010-2011. Representative Capuano will receive the award this afternoon as part of the BIO Legislative Day Fly-In.

May 4 2011

Tax incentives that support advanced biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals are vital to attracting investment needed to build a robust, sustainable renewable industry. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today expressed thanks to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing the Domestic Energy Promotion Act of 2011, which would extend the availability of the cellulosic biofuel tax credit.

May 4 2011

BIO thanks Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing the Domestic Energy Promotion Act of 2011, which would extend the availability of the ceullulosic biofuel tax credit.

May 3 2011

BIO announces its selection of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 - 2011.

May 3 2011

BIO along with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will feature a two-day diabetes forum for the first time at its 2011 BIO Interntional Convention.

Apr 28 2011

During BIO's 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, biofuel research and development companies will present progress in bringing new advanced biofuels to market, while military officials and civilian airline executives discuss industry requirements for readily available, cleaner fuels.

Apr 21 2011

Corporate leaders will discuss benefits for businesses and consumers through incorporation of industrial biotechnologies in manufacturing of traditional products during BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.