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June 20, 2012

Using an input output “I-O” approach to estimating the economic impact of academic licensing, and summing over the 15 years of available data for academic U.S. AUTM Survey respondents, the total contribution of these academic licensors to gross industry output ranges from $199B to $836B, in 2005 $US Dollars; contributions to GDP range from $86B to $388B, in 2005 $US Dollars.

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June 19, 2012

At a time when the global economy struggles to recover from a severe recession and uncertainty remains regarding future economic growth, bioscience industry development is generating significant attention both globally and at home.

June 19, 2012

This report examines the role played by IPRs in both upstream and downstream phases of the research, development and commercialization of biotechnology products and provides a review and analysis of the existing body of knowledge concerning the role of IPRs.

Executive Summary

1) This report was commissioned by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

2) This report examines the role played by IPRs in both upstream and downstream phases of the research, development and commercialization of biotechnology products and inventions in developed, emerging and developing economies.

3) The report provides a review and analysis of the existing body of knowledge concerning the role of IPRs more generally as well as specifically in biopharmaceutical and biotechnological innovation.

May 21, 2012

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) survey, “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability”, shows U.S. consumers overwhelmingly support current federal rules for labeling foods. 

SUMMARY
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) survey, “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability”, shows U.S. consumers overwhelmingly support current federal rules for labeling foods. Of the small percentage of consumers who want more detail on their labels, only 3 percent (or 1 percent of the total sample) cited biotechnology as an information need on the label.
 
May 18, 2012

Natural biological processes have been employed for food production for more than 8,000 years. Bread, cheese, yogurt, beer and wine, vinegar, and many other foods are produced through microbial fermentation or enzymatic activity.

Biotechnology’s Impact on Food Ingredients

January 15, 2012

Industrial & Environmental — Develops biotechnology industry policy on environmental and industrial biotechnology issues, promotes the use of industrial enzymes, conversion of biomass to energy and chemicals, and innovative clean up technologies.

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December 31, 2011

Harnessing microbes to change the world, one process at a time.

6000 B.C. — Ancient writings from around 6000 B.C. indicate the Sumerians and Babylonians knew how to use microbial yeasts to make beer.

4000 B.C. — The Egyptians make leavened bread using yeast.

500 B.C. — The Chinese use filamentous fungi (mold) as an antibiotic to treat boils.

mid-1800’s — Louis Pasteur proposes that fermentation is a result of microbial activity.

September 26, 2011

July 29, 2011

The contents of the member listings on the BIO Web site may not be reproduced or used in any form without prior written permission from BIO. For more information about members, please refer to the organization's Web site. Web site links are provided below.

 

July 29, 2011

The Emerging Companies Section serves the needs of small to medium size BIO member companies most of whom do not yet have major products approved and on the market. This section has its own governing body and fills one-third of the seats on the board of directors. This section operates to bring their opinion to bear on major issues affecting smaller companies, and to construct programs to enhance their development.
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July 29, 2011

We hope you will take some time to explore the new site and see all the exciting changes for yourself!

BIO is pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved BIO.org. The newly revamped site fully integrates all BIO's web content - our events, congressional and agency testimony, multimedia, publications, speeches, press releases, letters, statements, amicus briefs, fact sheets, reports, backgrounders and more –in one place with a unified look and feel. The site also includes full social media tools enabling users to tweet, recommend on Facebook and share on LinkedIn or via email directly from BIO.org pages.

July 25, 2011

Advertising opportunities with BIO.

July 23, 2011

BIO represents more than 1,200 companies and organizations in Washington, DC, state capitals and international fora.

BIO membership is company based;  BIO does not offer individual memberships.

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July 8, 2011
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April 26, 2011

Earlier this month, we asked the 2011 BIO International Convention Linkedin group if any of our veterans could provide some tips for navigating the event. The discussion was too good not to share, so we collected the best insights right here for you.

Earlier this month, we asked the 2011 BIO International Convention Linkedin group if any of our veterans could provide some tips for navigating the event. The discussion was too good not to share, so we collected the best insights right here for you.

January 1, 2011

 

 

Vaccines

In the U.S., the recommended immunization series prevents approximately 33,000 deaths each year. Advancements in biotechnology have made it possible to produce vaccines that cannot transmit a virus or bacterium. This method has helped create more than 20 new vaccines against infectious agents, improved existing vaccines, and increased the amount of vaccine that can be produced.

Protecting the Most Vulnerable

August 3, 2010

The purpose of this survey was to examine technology transfer and licensing practices by biotechnology companies and determine its importance to the industry.

The purpose of this survey was to examine technology transfer and licensing practices by biotechnology companies and determine its importance to the industry.

Read the summary conclusions of the survey

August 3, 2010

This backgrounder emphasizes the importance of strengthening the SBIR program to support bringing scientific innovation to the public.

This backgrounder emphasizes the importance of strengthening the SBIR program to support bringing scientific innovation to the public.

Download the backgrounder

June 13, 2010

Learn about the potential for using algae in a biorefinery to produce biofuels, renewable chemicals, and food ingredients.

Learn about the potential for using algae in a biorefinery to produce biofuels, renewable chemicals, and food ingredients.

Read the fact sheet (PDF)

November 12, 2009
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September 3, 2009

The study provides first-of-its-kind data on the importance of university/industry research and development partnerships to the U.S. economy.

The study provides first-of-its-kind data on the importance of university/industry research and development partnerships to the U.S. economy.

Read the study