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”).

Texas Governor Abbott Signs Bill Ensuring Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Jun 23 2015
Governor Greg Abbott for signed critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

The 2015 BIO International Convention Closes in Philadelphia - Event Sets New Record for Partnering Meetings

Jun 18 2015
This year’s Convention hosted 29,279 partnering meetings, a new record for the event. Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the event drew 15,858 industry leaders from 69 countries and 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Scientific American’s Annual Worldview Edition 2015 Launches at BIO 2015

Jun 18 2015


Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Jun 18 2015
Consumers deserve uniform, science-based food labeling standards according to expert testimony at a Congressional hearing today on biotech food labeling.

Biotechnology Industry Organization to become Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Jun 17 2015
BIO's new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, announced during Wednesday afternoon's Keynote Luncheon of the 2015 BIO International Convention that the Biotechnology Industry Organization would soon become the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Texas State Representative Zerwas Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year

Jun 17 2015
BIO announced today its selection of Texas State Representative John Zerwas (District 28) as a Legislator of the Year for 2015.

Washington State Senator Parlette Honored as BIO State Legislator of the Year

Jun 17 2015
BIO announces today its selection of Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette (R-12) as a state Legislator of the Year for 2015.