Free Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists

Join your colleagues as we cover the basics of biotechnology &ndash; complete with a hands on demonstration of DNA extraction.</p>

Free Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists
Wednesday, June 22
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1201 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024
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Join your colleagues as we cover the basics of biotechnology – complete with a hands on demonstration of DNA extraction, discuss the role of stem cells in research, provide an overview of how far we’ve come in the field and highlight local research efforts.

We’re inviting you and/or a colleague to join the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and local scientists and bioscience leaders for a Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists on Wednesday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Biotechnology Industry Organization.  The informational forum is designed specifically for journalists, providing you with national and local industry perspectives and access to bioscience experts who will:

  • Answer any questions you may have about the industry, or science behind it, providing  hands-on demonstrations
  • Share what is in the biotech pipeline and the potential impact on our local communities
  • Present Maryland and Virginia’s positioning in the global biotech market

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited.

RSVP to by phone at 202.962.6660 or email

Why you should attend
More than 2,252 bioscience companies are located in Maryland and Virginia, which yields one of the nation’s large workforces for this industry. These are high-paying, skilled jobs that account for billions of dollars in local economic activity.  The industry has been recognized by local and government leaders as critical for short- and long-term business, job and technologic growth.

Furthermore, the biosciences are one of the fastest growing industry segments in the United States - employing more than 1.3 million people engaged in the research and development of pioneering therapies, medical devices, improved agricultural products and practices as well as alternative energy production processes and industrial products. We at BIO are excited about the promise of the biosciences to truly revolutionize the world we live in.

RSVP: George Goodno
(202) 962-6660