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Biden's Executive Order to Advance Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing Prioritizes Science to Solve Global Challenges

September 12, 2022
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Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing” Executive Order:

“BIO welcomes the Biden Administration’s directives to strengthen our domestic biotechnology and biomanufacturing industry. This Executive Order the president signed today acknowledges the ‘power of biotechnology’ and its benefits to the U.S. economy, work force and quality of life, as well its potential to boost food and agriculture innovation and address the climate crisis. We commend the administration for launching this initiative, particularly the actions to streamline regulatory regulations for biotechnology products, expand market opportunities for biobased products, work for international alignment of regulatory standards, and invest in training and education pathways to ensure an adequate, diverse biotech workforce.

“From the onset of the Biden administration, BIO has called on the administration to proactively advance biotechnology to foster resiliency and sustainability throughout the agricultural value chain and build a stronger, more resilient, and environmentally sustainable economy. This executive order will help the U.S. and the world meet our environmental and public health goals.”

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The following are examples of BIO’s calls to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing:

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