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Distinguished Professor and Dean from South Korea to Receive 2018 George Washington Carver Award

Jun 21 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) will receive the 11th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 during a plenary session at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest conference on industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 16-19, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

Corteva Agriscience’s Krysta Harden to Receive 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award

Jun 21 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that Corteva AgriscienceTM Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden will receive the 5th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture. Corteva Agriscience™ is the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 during a plenary session at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest conference on industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 16-19, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

BIO Statement on Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018

Jun 21 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan “Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018” (S. 3103) by Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO):

BIO 2018 Makes History in Boston

Jun 7 2018
Boston, MA – (June 7, 2018) – The 2018 BIO International Convention (BIO 2018) today wrapped up four days of programming under the theme of “Make History.” Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization(BIO), BIO 2018 attracted thousands of U.S. and international attendees, celebrated innovations that have shaped the past 25 years and recognized the companies, patient groups, academic centers and investors that continue to advance novel solutions to the world’s toughest challenges...  

BIO Presents the Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology Visionary Award to Gates Foundation’s Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Jun 6 2018
Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology Visionary Award – created in honor of the late Genzyme CEO who was instrumental in transforming Boston into a thriving hub of life science research, development and innovation... 

BIO Sets the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for the Largest Business Partnering Event

Jun 6 2018
Washington, DC (June 6, 2018) – This morning at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in Boston, BIO proudly attempted – and set– the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Business Partnering Event.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Presented BIO Lifetime Champion Award

Jun 6 2018

Boston, MA (June 6, 2018) –  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard with a Lifetime Champion...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Presented 2018 BIO Governor of the Year Award

Jun 5 2018

Boston, MA (June 5, 2018) –  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today presented Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker...

BIO Elects New Board Directors and Section Governing Board Chairs

Jun 5 2018
Boston, MA (June 5, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the election of 11 new board directors and several new section governing board chairs and vice chairs at the 2018 BIO International Convention.

National Bioscience Industry Report Shows $2T Economic Impact, Accelerated Venture Capital Investment & Job Growth

Jun 5 2018
A study released today at the BIO International Convention shows that the U.S. bioscience industry has reached $2 trillion in annual economic impact while maintaining accelerated venture capital investment and job growth numbers. Among U.S. technology sectors, the bioscience industry has held a leading position as an economic driver and job generator.