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BIO Statement on the Senate Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill

Jun 28 2018
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2018) – The following statement may be attributed to Brent Erickson, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental section, in response to the Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill:

BIO Announces Plenary Sessions at the 2018 World Congress in July

Jun 28 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the list of speakers for plenary programs at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The programs will feature executives and experts from the biofuels, biobased products, and agricultural industries who will discuss technologies revolutionizing industrial biotechnology, the evolution of biobased consumer products and the future of the biobased economy. 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 Applauds SEC for Providing Regulatory Relief to Emerging Biotech Innovators

Jun 28 2018
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to broaden the pool of small companies that benefit from scaled disclosures.  The new definition of “smaller reporting company” (SRC) will reduce compliance burdens on small, innovative biotech companies and enable them to deploy capital and resources in more productive ways, such as investing in life-saving research in the lab or in the clinic.  

BIO Announces GreenTech Investor Sessions at the 2018 World Congress in July

Jun 27 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that nine emerging companies will make formal presentations to investors during GreenTech Investor Sessions at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. As part of GreenTech Investor Sessions, BIO will also host a panel discussion featuring representatives from investment firms to cover the most recent financial strategies and trends in 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 Proposed 2019 RFS Volumes

Jun 26 2018
Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, released the following statement today on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2019 volumes released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

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...