Greenwood to Explore Healthcare and Policy Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, January 22, 2009) -  The Honorable James C. Greenwood, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), joins the line up of speakers for CED's 18th annual Biotech conference happening February 16 and 17 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Greenwood will provide featured remarks at the gala dinner, February 16 at 6:30 p.m., on what BIO feels is the potential impact of the new political landscape and what biotech companies should do to prepare for the change. He will be introduced by James B. Hunt, Jr., former Governor of North Carolina and known as the ‘father’ of biotechnology in the state.


“I am honored to be speaking at this year’s CED Biotech Conference,” remarked Greenwood. “The biotech innovation coming out of North Carolina and the Southeast corridor demonstrates how biotechnology is best poised to provide answers to the many challenges facing the incoming administration and Congress. We can help lead economic recovery by creating high-value, green jobs. We can help reduce health care costs through continued innovation and providing cures for debilitating diseases.  We can help preserve the environment by increasing agricultural sustainability. And we can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by continuing to develop renewable, alternative fuels.”


Hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, in partnership with NCBIO and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the conference includes world-class speakers, a variety of panels focusing on the nation's administration, life science and healthcare policy, and networking opportunities with life science leaders. Through February 11, 2009, registration is $275 for CED, NCBIO and BIO members; $375 for non-members; $100 for students. To register, visit  


About the Council for Entrepreneurial Development
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. For more information, visit


About the Biotechnology Industry Organization
BIO is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Our mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizations—both large and small. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. We also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers. For more information, visit



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For more information, contact Cassandra Cranston at or 919.226.0460 or Erin Reese at or 202.962.9235.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2009
February 9-10, 2009
New York, New York

BIO-Europe Spring
March 16-18, 2009
Milan, Italy 

BIO IP Counsels' Committee Conference
March 25–27, 2009
Phoenix, AZ

BIO National Venture Conference
March 31–April 1,2009
Boston, MA

BIO Windhover 2009
April 13-15, 2009
New York, New York

BIO-LES Business Development Basics Course 
May 15–17, 2009 
Atlanta, GA  


  • BIO-LES Advanced Business Development Course
    May 15–17, 2009
    Atlanta, GA 

    BIO Executive Presentation Workshop
    May 17, 2009
    Atlanta, GA



  • 2009 BIO International Convention

    May 18-21, 2009
    Atlanta, Ga. 

    BioEquity Europe
    June 9-10, 2009
    Munich, Germany

    World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
    July 19-22, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • About BIO
  • BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
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