Well this weekend is labor day and Fall is right around the corner and it's high season for politics. This weekend the Democrats  are in Denver nominating their candidate, Barack Obama and next week the Republicans  will be in Minneapolis nominating John McCain . Some of my colleagues from BIO  are in Denver this week, checking out the convention. Josh Boger, Chairman of BIO and President & CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals  was even interviewed by BlogHer . Watch the interview.
Why is BIO  at the Democratic National Convention  you may ask? To sum it up in one word -- education. BIO  goes to educate public officials at all levels, as well as candidates about the importance of creating policies that promote biotechnology innovation so that we can address the challenges facing our nation in health care,
energy security and fuel prices, global food supply, and global warming & environmental sustainability. BIO  will not endorse either candidate and we will go to BOTH conventions, so look for us at the Republican National Convention  next week. For more info on biotechnology, be sure to check out our YouTube channel .