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

February 12, 2016

Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2016) – Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood will testify tomorrow at a hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, "Outbreaks, Attacks, and Accidents: Combating Biological Threats.” Greenwood, who serves on the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, will be joined by fellow panelist Donna Shalala, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense issued a detailed report in October 2015, A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts. Greenwood and Shalala will be joined by Dr. Tara O’Toole of In-Q-Tel and Dr. Gerald Parker of Texas A&M University.

The hearing will take place Friday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, and will be carried live on CSPAN-3. More information about the hearing, including a webcast link, can be found on the Committee website.

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