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BIO Statement on Proposed 2019 RFS Volumes

Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, released the following statement today on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2019 volumes released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Nonclinical: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance Severely Debilitating or Life-Threatening Hematologic Disorders: Nonclinical Development of Pharmaceuticals

June 25, 2018

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Distinguished Professor and Dean from South Korea to Receive 2018 George Washington Carver Award

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) will receive the 11th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 during a plenary session at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest conference on industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 16-19, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

Corteva Agriscience’s Krysta Harden to Receive 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that Corteva AgriscienceTM Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden will receive the 5th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture. Corteva Agriscience™ is the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The award will be presented on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 during a plenary session at the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest conference on industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 16-19, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 

BIO Statement on Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan “Growing American Food Exports Act of 2018” (S. 3103) by Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO):

BIO Comments on Tissue Agnostic Therapies in Oncology: Regulatory Considerations for Orphan Drug Designation

June 8, 2018

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Clinical Trials: Scientific and Ethical Considerations for Inclusion in Clinical Trials

June 8, 2018

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BIO 2018 Makes History in Boston

Boston, MA – (June 7, 2018) – The 2018 BIO International Convention (BIO 2018) today wrapped up four days of programming under the theme of “Make History.” Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization(BIO), BIO 2018 attracted thousands of U.S. and international attendees, celebrated innovations that have shaped the past 25 years and recognized the companies, patient groups, academic centers and investors that continue to advance novel solutions to the world’s toughest challenges...  

BIO Presents the Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology Visionary Award to Gates Foundation’s Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology Visionary Award – created in honor of the late Genzyme CEO who was instrumental in transforming Boston into a thriving hub of life science research, development and innovation... 

BIO Sets the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for the Largest Business Partnering Event

Washington, DC (June 6, 2018) – This morning at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in Boston, BIO proudly attempted – and set– the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Business Partnering Event.