Press Releases

A letter sent to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis by 26 Senators urges continued attention by the U.S. Government on international trade issues associated with the use of agricultural biotechnology.

Pediatric research is essential to study the effects of new therapeutics in children.

BIO urges leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to reauthorize and fund renewable energy programs in the Farm Bill and provide eligibility for renewable chemicals.

BIO shares the U.S. Trade Representative's concerns over the failings of India, China, Brazil and Canada to provide adequate IP protection for biotechnology companies creating novel and innovative products.

Key members of the U.S. agricultural value chain have joined together to applaud the work of the United States and like-minded governments to promote the importance of science-based regulations to facilitate trade of agricultural commodities derived from agricultural biotechnology.

 Congress established the Renewable Fuel Standard to encourage use of existing biofuels and development of advanced biofuels in order to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, which is consistently rising in price and impacting the affordability of other goods.

Following a thorough and rigorous regulatory process spanning more than two decades, the time has come for regulatory approval of the first genetically engineered (GE) food animal.  

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act levels the playing field in tax policy between fossil fuels and renewables.

The global event for biotechnology brings together industry leaders for networking, partnering, and deal-making

Although we haven't seen the language of the proposed bill, it's important to note that the biotech industry does not oppose food labeling. 

New members expand BIO’s representation of multinational companies and include The Coca-Cola Company, Plum Creek, and LanzaTech 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) released its “Bioscience Economic Development: Legislative Priorities, Best Practices, and Return On Investment” report today at the 2013 BIO International Convention.  

Study shows biotech crops increase farmers’ yields and incomes, with less pesticide use and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

High school junior honored for research in breast cancer.

Support of industry underscores pro-business commitment.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the election of Rachel King, President and CEO, GlycoMimetics, Inc, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term, and the election of David Pyott, Chairman, President, & CEO, Allergan, Inc., as its new Board Secretary.

BIO issued the annual Scientific American Worldview Report and Bio-Innovation Scorecard. On Wednesday, April 24, the Scientific American Worldview Super Session will take place during the 2013 BIO International Convention.

Today, the 2013 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge named the top 10 U.S. students finalists who will go on to compete in the next and final stage of the competition: the 2013 International BioGENEius Challenge on Tuesday.

New report to show areas with highest demand for life science workers.

Peer-reviewed article in Vaccine offers actions for bringing vaccines to 90% of the world.

Third annual conference to be held November 11-13, 2013 in Beijing, China.

BIO today asked EPA to consider changes to its proposed RIN Quality Assurance Program, which was drafted to address recent instances of fraud.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange (CCPIE) Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand the BIO Convention in China

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named Dr. Jay Keasling as the recipient of its 2013 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology.