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Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Mar 6 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, will address biofuel and biorefining technology developers. McGinn will provide remarks during the “Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up” plenary scheduled for 4:30pm on Monday, April 18th.

BIO Brings UniFirst Uniform Services to BIO Members

Mar 2 2016
Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced a new partnership with UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility products, to add managed uniform, protective clothing, and custom corporate image apparel programs to the BIO Business Solutions® offerings. As a supplier partner, UniFirst is now part of BIO’s exclusive Business Solutions ® program which is helping thousands of companies save on items they need to run a successful biotechnology enterprise.

BIO Applauds Advancement of GMO Labeling Bill

Mar 1 2016
Legislation enhances transparency, protects farmers BIO applauds bipartisan action today by the Senate Agriculture Committee to advance a biotech food labeling solution as an alternative to a costly and confusing patchwork of state laws.

BIO Applauds Advancement of Precision Medicine Initiative

Feb 26 2016
Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Executive Vice President for Health Policy Dan Durham released the following statement regarding yesterday’s White House announcement of actions to accelerate the Precision Medicine Initiative:

BIO Congratulates Dr. Robert Califf on Confirmation as FDA Commissioner

Feb 24 2016
“BIO extends our congratulations to Dr. Califf on his confirmation as Commissioner of the FDA, a job that carries tremendous responsibility in protecting public health and advancing biotechnology innovation. 

BIO Previews “Must Attend” Breakout Sessions at 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Feb 24 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announces the “must attend” Breakout Sessions for BIO’s 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology program will feature 70 sessions in eight 8 tracks over three days. This year’s conference will be held April 17-20 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. 

BIO Applauds Senate GMO Labeling Bill

Feb 19 2016
Legislation eliminates confusion, enhances transparency

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Combatting Biological Threats

Feb 11 2016
Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala will also testify

BIO’s Brent Erickson in Biofuels Digest Top 10 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2016

Feb 11 2016
Biofuels Digest, a top trade publication for the industrial biotech industry, recently published its list of the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2016. Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s Industrial and Environmental Section, was number ten.

BIO Opens Nominations for the Third Annual Rosalind Franklin Award

Feb 10 2016
The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will begin accepting nominations for the Award today. The award will be presented and the winner will deliver remarks at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego, California, which will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center.