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BIO Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2015) – In bipartisan action today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599) was passed by a vote of 275 to 150.  The bill provides a national, consumer-friendly approach to the labeling of foods made with or without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).    

BIO Thanks Senate Finance Committee for Considering Tax Extender Legislation

BIO thanked Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other committee members for marking up legislation to extend critical tax incentives. The legislation would extend for two years the important Research & Development Tax Credit, the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, and the Controlled Foreign Corporation Look-Through Rule. 

The 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Closes in Montreal - Event Sets New Record for Partnering Meetings

This year’s Conference drew around 1,200 industry leaders from 725 companies, 50 countries and 37 states, as well as the District of Columbia. Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,400 partnering meetings, a 40% increase from the 2014 BIO World Congress.

BIO CEO Participates in Stakeholder Forum on the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood was invited to make a presentation and participate in today’s national stakeholder forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to announce the new Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (“Section 9003 Program”).

BIO Presents Statement at FDA PDUFA 6 Meeting

On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), thank you for the opportunity to provide our comments on the success of the PDUFA program and recommendations to enhance the program through the user fee reauthorization process.

Media Advisory: Dr. Jennifer Holmgren to Receive BIO Award Honoring an Outstanding Woman in Industrial Biotechnology

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer of the innovative carbon recycling company LanzaTech, will deliver remarks and will be presented the inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award by BIO at the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montréal.

BIO Applauds Committee Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

BIO applauds bipartisan action today by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee to advance the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599).

Media Advisory: Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 George Washington Carver Award

The George Washington Carver Award Will Be Presented at the 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology; Winner to Provide Remarks

The 20TH Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Industrial Biotechnology Companies for Innovative Efforts to Tackle Climate Change and Pollution Prevention

Biotechnology companies LanzaTech and Renmatix today received awards in the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge for industrial biotechnology applications that produce carbon negative renewable chemicals and fuels. BIO congratulates its member companies on receiving the awards, which recognize industrial biotechnology’s contribution to reducing pollution at the source.

BIO Submits Comments on Nonclinical Assessment of Investigation Enzyme Replacement Therapies

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the “Draft Guidance for Industry on Investigational Enzyme Replacement Therapy Products: Nonclinical Assessment.”