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BIO Announces 2018 Start-up Stadium Winners

Jul 13 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced winners of the Start-up Stadium competition held last month at the BIO International Convention in Boston. During six sessions over four days, live presentations of 50 finalists were evaluated by expert judges with entrepreneurial, investment, start-up, economic development, capital formation, and academic backgrounds from both the public and private sectors. One winner was chosen for each session

BIO Announces Programming Focused on Biobased Markets and Food for the 2018 World Congress in July

Jul 6 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced two programming tracks focused on biobased markets and specialty food ingredients, flavors and fragrances at the 2018 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Programming around these topics will take place Tuesday, July 17, with four sessions for each of the two tracks.  

BIO Comments on USDA-AMS National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Jul 3 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has submitted comments to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) on its proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.

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.