BIO Forges Strategic Partnership with Leading Publication on Industrial Biotechnology for its World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

May 7 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that the Industrial Biotechnology (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers) Journal will become the official publication for the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. 

GM Crops Help Ensure Global Food Security Through Higher Crop Yields

May 7 2015
Farmers around the world who use seeds improved with biotechnology continue to benefit economically while improving the environmental sustainability of their farming operations according to an updated global impacts study. The economic benefits for farmers who use genetically modified (GM) seeds amounted to an average of more than $122/hectare in 2013, according to the report “GM Crops: Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 1996-2013” released today by PG Economics.

RFS Policy Instability Has Chilled Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuel Investments, BIO Says

May 4 2015
EPA’s delays in rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) over the past two years have chilled necessary investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels just as they reached commercial deployment. We find that the industry has experienced an estimated $13.7 billion shortfall in investment as a result.

BIO Applauds Introduction of the PARTNER Act to Stimulate Investment in Innovation

May 1 2015
The PARTNER Act would allow companies to partner with their investors on a specific research project or pipeline. Only start-up and small companies dedicated to R&D would be eligible to use these R&D Partnership Structures...

BIO Statement on Medicare Part D Data Release

May 1 2015
BIO supports transparency in sharing data in the life sciences industry so that patients and physicians can make treatment decisions based on accurate, timely, and easily accessible information. However...

2015 BIO International Convention Buzz of BIO Winners Announced

Apr 30 2015
Buzz of BIO Competition Recognizes Highly Innovative Biotech Companies

Biotech Leader Provides Testimony on Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

Apr 30 2015
Enhancing the capital formation ecosystem will help expedite the next generation of breakthrough medicines

Statement Regarding the Introduction of Senate Patent Reform Legislation

Apr 29 2015
We note with disappointment that the bill introduced today does not contain any of the critically needed reforms to prevent the continued exploitation and abuse of the PTO’s inter partes review (IPR) proceeding against patent owners.  

BIO Praises the Release of 21st Century Cures Initiative Discussion Draft

Apr 29 2015
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2015) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today releases the following statement on the 21st Century Cures Initiative discussion draft shared by Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). 

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.