Press Releases

Governor Greg Abbott for signed critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

This year’s Convention hosted 29,279 partnering meetings, a new record for the event. Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the event drew 15,858 industry leaders from 69 countries and 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Consumers deserve uniform, science-based food labeling standards according to expert testimony at a Congressional hearing today on biotech food labeling.

BIO’s new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, announced during Wednesday afternoon’s Keynote Luncheon of the 2015 BIO International Convention that the Biotechnology Industry Organization would soon become the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

BIO announced today its selection of Texas State Representative John Zerwas (District 28) as a Legislator of the Year for 2015.

BIO announces today its selection of Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette (R-12) as a state Legislator of the Year for 2015.

New Jersey State Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (6th District) is a BIO Legislator of the Year for 2015

BIO announces its selection of Tennessee State Representative Cameron Sexton (District 25) as a state Legislator of the Year for 2015.

BIO released a white paper A Lifecycle Approach to Structured Benefit/Risk Assessment Framework - to encourage companies to incorporate and reflect patient preferences throughout the drug development lifecycle. The white paper release coincides with the BIO International Convention, taking place this week in Philadelphia, Penn.

Important Legislation Helps More Than 30 Million Americans Suffering From Rare Diseases

The Best Practices Guide is the bioscience industry’s leading comprehensive analysis of state legislative and regulatory initiatives in support of economic development.

The 2015 BIO International Convention announced the top Honorees in the association’s Everyday Superhero contest, recognizing biotech leaders in the patient, industry and academic communities whose accomplishments are helping those battling debilitating and chronic disease. Honorees were chosen from one of three categories: Patient/ Patient Group, Pharma/ Biotech and University Research Institutions.

BIO and Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice today released a report highlighting the growing and essential nature of industry-academic collaborations that bridge the gap between bioscience discoveries and the delivery of innovative products to improve medical outcomes in patients.

BIO is pleased to announce the election of Ron Cohen, MD, President & CEO, Acorda Therapeutics, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. 

"We are thrilled to partner with NASA to make this exciting live interview from the International Space Station a reality for our event attendees,” said BIO International Convention President Scott Whitaker. “Advancing scientific research and progress is what drives the biotechnology industry - a drive shared by Commander Scott Kelly and NASA.”

BIO continues its continued opposition to The Innovation Act (H.R.9) as amended and reported by the House Judiciary Committee today.

BIO released a new report - Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends – highlighting ten years (2005-2014) of biotechnology funding and deal making across five areas: venture capital, IPOs, follow-on public offerings, licensing, and acquisitions. The report also offers a first-time look at the degree of collaboration across the industry’s clinical pipeline.

BIO issued the following statement regarding the mark-up of The Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act

BIO  thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for making available grants to states that invest in expanding infrastructure for biofuels.

EPA has again proposed rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard that will continue to chill investment in the advanced biofuel sector and increase climate changing emissions.

Leading Jazz Musician to share his insights about the correlation between artists and entrepreneurs at the 2015 BIO International Convention