Press Releases

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.

Mar 21 2011

Industry analysts are projecting double digit growth in the biobased product sector, and an overwhelming majority of company executives are optimistic about company and industry growth potential, according to recent research.

Mar 16 2011

NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD will share his insights on how ground-breaking biotech innovations can serve the health needs of the world’s poorest.

Mar 8 2011

BIO commends the Senate for its overwhelming passage of the America Invents Act by a vote of 95-5.

Mar 8 2011

Internet users can now access a searchable and easy-to-use database of ag biotech products online at

Mar 7 2011

The Award will be given to an individual who, through their work in or support of biotechnology, is harnessing its potential to heal, fuel or feed the planet.

Mar 7 2011

Company C-level executives, scientists and government officials from Canada, Europe and the United States will be featured presenters at BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing.

Mar 3 2011

The Virginia Refundable Research and Development Tax Credit, recently passed by the Virginia House and Senate, is a successfully proven incentive to create new jobs and enable small and large companies to advance new products and technologies.

Mar 2 2011

The 2011 BIO International Convention will feature six high-level super sessions focused on the state of the industry, global biotech advancements and the outlook on the future of the industry.

Feb 28 2011

The fourth annual George Washington Carver Award will recognize an individual who has demonstrated significant and innovative accomplishments that have employed industrial biotechnology to facilitate the advancement of a biobased economy and industrial sustainability.

Feb 22 2011

The ISAAA report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010, says a record 15.4 million farmers in 29 countries are growing biotech crops on 366 million acres.

Feb 22 2011

BIO issues statement commending today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth.

Feb 21 2011

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) stresses the critical importance of protecting intellectual property abroad in comments recently filed with the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the 2011 Special 301 Review.

Feb 17 2011

BIO welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Teresa Stanek Rea as Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

Feb 15 2011

Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC).