Nominations Now Open for the BIO George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

Feb 22 2017
The ninth annual George Washington Carver Award will recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to building the biobased economy by applying industrial biotechnology to create sustainable and environmentally sustainable products. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will begin accepting nominations for the Award today, February 22, 2017. 

BIO Submits Comments on EPA Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

Feb 16 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. BIO supports EPA’s ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).

BIO Statement on National Academies’ Consensus Study on Human Gene Editing

Feb 14 2017
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO James C. Greenwood issued the following statement  regarding the Consensus Study on Human Gene Editing, released today by the Human Gene Editing Initiative of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine (NAS/NAM)

EU’s Anti-Science Comitology Reform Threatens Innovation

Feb 14 2017
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2017) – The European Commission announced today a proposal to revise its Comitology Regulation forcing policy decisions to individual EU member countries.

BIO Announces Gary Andres as the New Senior Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Feb 14 2017
Long-time Majority Staff Director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Dr. Gary Andres joins BIO as Senior Executive Vice President of Public Affairs.

Registration Now Open for the 14th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Feb 8 2017
BIO announced registration and housing are now open for the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  The conference will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. 

BIO Statement on President Trump’s Comments Supporting Biopharmaceutical Competition and Innovation

Jan 31 2017
Washington, DC (January 31, 2017) – BIO issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s comments today supporting biopharmaceutical innovation:

BIO Statement on USDA and FDA Actions related to Pre-market Regulatory Oversight of Plant and Animal Organisms

Jan 18 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published today four documents related to the pre-market regulatory oversight of a variety of biology-based agricultural tools, including genetically engineered plants and plants and animals derived from certain newer precision breeding techniques, such as genome editing.

BIO’s Jim Greenwood Meets with India’s PM Modi

Jan 13 2017
Delivers Message: India Must Protects Innovators’ Work Product

BIO Statement on Proposed Maryland Drug Pricing Legislation

Jan 10 2017
BIO's statement  regarding proposed drug pricing legislation within the Maryland Senate.