International Council of Biotech Associations Launches New Website
Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – The International Council of Biotech Associations (ICBA) today announced the launch of internationalbiotech.org, a new website to support the organization’s mission of growing and connecting the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide.
The website unites publicly available resources of ICBA members, providing a virtual library of materials ranging from economic and employment data to issue specific whitepapers. The site’s interactive map demonstrates the distribution of the biotechnology industry around the world, enabling users to easily contrast key economic data markers, including the percent of GDP spent by businesses and governments on research and development.
“The increasingly global biotechnology industry provides breakthrough products and technologies that combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes,” said Andrew Casey, Chair of the ICBA and President & CEO, BIOTECanada. “The challenges and opportunities faced by the biotechnology industry cross borders. This website demonstrates the steps our industry is taking to better coordinate, organize and face these issues around the world together.”
The International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA) is a coalition of non-profit, national biotechnology trade associations formed to promote public understanding of, and to advocate for, public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industries. The ICBA represents the global voice of the industry in international fora with the goal of promoting continued innovation in the human health, agriculture, and industrial and environmental sectors.