Press Releases

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.

Apr 19 2011

BIO announces that Dr. Jörg Reinhardt, CEO of Bayer HealthCare, will provide the keynote address at the BIO China International Conference to be held October 12-13 in Shanghai, China.

Apr 19 2011

Democratic and Republican party leaders and strategists will share their differing perspectives in a keynote panel, titled "The Future of Healthcare Reform," during a Keynote Luncheon at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

Apr 19 2011

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard provides the stable market support and pricing system necessary to attract private investment to the development of advanced biofuels.

Apr 15 2011

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood releases statement regarding the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, which passed the House Committee on the Judiciary yesterday.

Apr 14 2011

World-renowned author Daniel H. Pink will deliver the keynote address at the BIO Human Resources 2011 Conference.

Apr 14 2011

Business executives, scientists and policy makers will highlight opportunities to commercialize new manufacturing technologies at BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.

Apr 13 2011

Annual report prepared by UK-based PG Economics highlights agricultural biotechnology as continuing to provide important economic and environmental benefits as well as make positive contributions to global food production and food security.

Apr 13 2011

According to BIO, the Renewable Fuel Standard provides the market and regulatory certainty necessary to drive private investment and maintain progress in research and development of advanced biofuels.

Apr 12 2011

BIO announces a distinguished panel of judges who will evaluate nominations for the third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and select the 2011 Honoree.

Apr 7 2011

Today, the House Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology will hold a hearing on The Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act of 2011, a bill that would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which help fund small innovative companies on the brink of new technologies and discoveries.

Apr 6 2011

BIO announces the hires of Sarah Thornton as director of biofuels and biomass policy and Miguel Suazo as manager of policy within the Industrial & Environmental Section.

Apr 5 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) hosted a U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on March 28, 2011 in Beijing, China.

Mar 31 2011

BIO praises House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a comprehensive patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by the U.S. Senate earlier this month by a nearly unanimous vote.

Mar 31 2011

BIO announces the industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology development and business models to an elite audience of investors and analysts at BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.

Mar 30 2011

BIO thanks President Obama and his administration for leadership in supporting the commercial development of biorefineries.

Mar 21 2011

Five nations have come out in support of livestock cloning as one of many agricultural technologies that can help meet our growing demand for sustainable food production.