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BIO Welcomes GM Product Approvals but Opposes EU Move to Undermine International Obligations

Apr 24 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to approve seventeen genetically modified (GM) food and feed products that have been long delayed by political interference, some of which received a positive European scientific opinion as far back as November 2013.  

BIO Welcomes GM Product Approvals but Opposes EU Move to Undermine International Obligations

Apr 24 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to approve seventeen genetically modified (GM) food and feed products that have been long delayed by political interference, some of which received a positive European scientific opinion as far back as November 2013.    However, news of the approvals is greatly overshadowed by the EU proposal for legislation to break from the single market and its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments by enabling individual member states to ignore scientific consensus and block the use of imported GM products at the national level.   

BIO Thanks Senators for Urging EPA to Set Strong 2014 RFS Requirements

Apr 23 2015
Today 37 Senators wrote EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to set strong biofuel volume requirements for 2014 and beyond that are consistent with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Issues Proclamation for BIO Superhero Day, Monday, June 15

Apr 23 2015
Joint press conference between Mayor Nutter, BIO, the Philadelphia CVB and Pennsylvania BIO highlights BIO 2015

BIO Praises Rep. Robert Hurt for Introducing the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act

Apr 22 2015
We would like to thank Rep. Hurt for introducing this legislation to minimize the costly regulatory burden of XBRL, which can delay scientific progress and slow the growth of promising emerging biotech companies.

BIO Praises Rep. Robert Hurt for Introducing the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act

Apr 22 2015

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Canada’s Growing Biobased Economy To Be Showcased at the 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal

Apr 17 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced plenary and breakout session programs that will feature executives, industry experts and academics from Canada-based organizations, companies, and universities during BIO’s 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada.  

BIO Supports Trade Promotion Authority

Apr 16 2015
BIO commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) & House Ways & Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for introducing the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2015

BIO Commends House Judiciary Committee’s Review of The Innovation Act

Apr 15 2015
BIO supports the efforts of the House Judiciary Committee to curb abuse of the patent system by those seeking to use the system for personal financial gain rather than to promote innovation. However, we are concerned that H.R. 9, the Innovation Act of 2015, goes beyond targeting abusive practices, including with respect to its excessive pleading requirements, mandatory stays of discovery, and mechanisms for joinder of third-party investors, licensors, and collaborators in all patent-related cases.

Representative Lance Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year

Apr 15 2015
BIO announced today its selection of Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ) as a Legislator of the Year for 2015. Representative Conyers will receive the award this evening in conjunction with BIO’s Legislative Day Fly-In.