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2015 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO Winners Announced

Sep 9 2015
BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. The Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum competition featured 19 nominees pulling in over 3,000 votes. The winners are...

BIO Announces San Diego to Host the World’s Largest Industrial Biotechnology Conference in 2016

Sep 8 2015
BIO officially announced that the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held April 17-20, 2016 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center. BIO is also announcing the call for papers for the event. Leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries as well as academia and financial sectors are invited to submit proposals and individual papers beginning September 17, 2015.

Kyle Bass Continues Abuse of Patent Challenge System

Sep 3 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today released the following statement regarding the recent IPR challenges filed by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass.

BIO Announces Presenting Companies for 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum

Sep 3 2015
BIO announced the initial list of presenting companies for the 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum, an international investor forum which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences. The event focuses on early and mid-stage private as well as emerging public companies that are poised for growth in 2016. The event will take place October 20-21, 2015, at the Parc 55 in San Francisco, California.

BIO Announces Appointment of Brian Baenig to Lead Food & Agriculture Section

Aug 26 2015
Today, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced that long-time agriculture policy expert Brian T. Baenig will be joining BIO as Executive Vice President, Food & Agriculture Section.

BIO Statement on USPTO IPR Decisions

Aug 25 2015
BIO released the following statement on the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejecting challenges to two patents held by Acorda Therapeutics...

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

Aug 24 2015
At its tenth anniversary, the Renewable Fuel Standard's requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced associated carbon emissions by 589.3 million metric tons.

Statement Regarding the USPTO Proposed IPR Rule Amendments

Aug 20 2015
BIO issued a statement regarding the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) proposed changes to the rules governing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes review (IPR) proceedings...

14th Annual BIO Investor Forum to Celebrate Fierce 15 Winners amid Rising Investor Interest in Biotechnology

Aug 11 2015
BIO Investor Forum to be held October 20-21 in San Francisco, California  

BIO Names Jeanne Haggerty as Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations

Aug 3 2015
BIO announced the appointment of Jeanne Haggerty as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Relations.