BIO Comments on DOJ’s Environmental Settlement Agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Mar 26 2018
BIO today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Justice on the proposed Consent Decree and Environmental Settlement Agreement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in the case of Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC and PES Holdings LLC (PES).

BIO Applauds Introduction of the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018

Mar 23 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the introduction of the “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018” by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN).

BIO Statement on Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018

Mar 23 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the “Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018” by Representatives Neal Dunn (FL-02) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20).

USDA Biobased Economy Report Indicates Potential for Rural Prosperity with Renewable Chemicals

Mar 20 2018
BIO today welcomed USDA’s release of a new report, Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy, which measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income from biofuel and bioenergy production and future growth in renewable chemicals and biobased products.

BIO Statement of Support for the STRONGER Patents Act

Mar 20 2018

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2018) – The following statement on the House introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Bill ...

Wyoming Governor Mead Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Mar 16 2018

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) commends Governor Matt Mead for signing critical legislation to create a...

BIO Submits Testimony for Hearing on Recently Expired Tax Credits

Mar 14 2018
BIO submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, for the hearing “Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions,” asking the committee to provide a seamless multi-year extension of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit; the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property; the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit; and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property, which Congress recently extended retroactively for 2017 but are currently expired.

Oregon Governor Signs Misleading Drug Pricing Bill

Mar 13 2018
BIO regrets signing of misleading drug pricing and reporting bill by Oregon Governor Brown, as it will fail to provide patients the lower drug costs they were promised

BIO is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award

Mar 13 2018
Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2018) - Each year, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presents the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. BIO is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award. The award will be presented at the 2018 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from July 16-19, 2018. The deadline to submit nominations is March 28, 2018. 

International Council of Biotech Associations Launches New Website

Mar 12 2018

Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – The International Council of Biotech Associations (ICBA) today announced the launch of