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Media Advisory: Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 George Washington Carver Award

Jul 13 2015
The George Washington Carver Award Will Be Presented at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology; Winner to Provide Remarks

The 20TH Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Industrial Biotechnology Companies for Innovative Efforts to Tackle Climate Change and Pollution Prevention

Jul 13 2015
Biotechnology companies LanzaTech and Renmatix today received awards in the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge for industrial biotechnology applications that produce carbon negative renewable chemicals and fuels. BIO congratulates its member companies on receiving the awards, which recognize industrial biotechnology’s contribution to reducing pollution at the source.

BIO Praises House of Representatives for 21st Century Cures Legislation Passage

Jul 10 2015
We praise the House of Representatives for today’s vote to pass 21st Century Cures legislation that recognizes the critical link between research, development and reimbursement to expedite the delivery of breakthrough treatments and cures to patients suffering from life-threatening and debilitating diseases.  

U.S. Farmers Choose to Plant Biotech Crop Varieties, Report Shows

Jul 10 2015
American farmers continue to value the economic, environmental and societal benefits of genetically engineered (GE) crops – especially GE soybeans, cotton and corn – according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

BIO Opposes Brat Amendment to Make Mandatory NIH Funding Discretionary

Jul 8 2015
BIO issued the following statement regarding an amendment to the 21st Century Cures Initiative legislation filed by Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) that would convert the mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discretionary spending. 

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Special Topic Workshops to Focus on Current Investment Trends

Jul 8 2015
BIO is pleased to announce the schedule of workshops for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. These workshops are designed for focused discussions on the newest trends in business strategies, investment opportunities and technology development in industrial biotechnology.

BIO Supports Efforts to Modernize Biotech Reg Process

Jul 2 2015
Regulation System Must Encourage – not Hinder – Innovation Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2015) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the release of a White House memo regarding the regulation of biotechnology-derived products.

Joint Statement from AAU, APLU, BIO, IA, MDMA, NSBA, NVCA, PhRMA, SBTC and USIJ on H.R. 9

Jun 25 2015
We stand united in our continued opposition to H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, as it is currently drafted.

Innovation in Renewable Chemical Platforms to be Highlighted at 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Jun 25 2015
America's renewable chemical and biobased manufacturing industry generated 4 million jobs and contributed $369 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 alone, according to a recently issued USDA report. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that breakout sessions at the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will feature experts and executives who will showcase the latest innovations, remark on the future of renewable chemicals, and the biobased industry, and highlight how companies and innovators are working to shift towards a bioeconomy. This year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada

Farm Bill Energy Program Rules Will Help Support New Renewable Chemical Manufacturers, BIO Says

Jun 24 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s release of new interim final rules for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (“9003 Program”).