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BIO Applauds Incoming Administration's Decision…
President-elect Joe Biden announced on Friday a plan to make the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy a Cabinet-level agency. Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), made the…
Trump Administration Move to Issue RFS Waivers …
Stephanie Batchelor, vice president of BIO's Industrial and Environmental Section, released the following statement in reaction to the Trump administration's move to issue Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers for the 2019 compliance year. “This…
BIO Releases Statement Concerning Future…
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement on BIO's political contributions:   "As of today BIO will be pausing our political giving so we can…
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November 7, 2020
"What a historic election for our country! For the first time in 120 years, American voter participation shattered many turnout records.    "At BIO we undertook an effort to mobilize and activate voters in our industry with Biotech Votes…
October 27, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced a new, strategic direction that will help guide it to achieving long-term goals while maintaining responsiveness to changing political headwinds. Announcing the new vision, mission and…
October 6, 2020
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, the president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), today applauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for publicly releasing new guidance related to the emergency use authorization of future…
October 6, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today the retirement of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Yvette White-Wiggins, after a distinguished 18-year career with the organization. White-Wiggins rose through…
October 2, 2020
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, the president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released a letter today urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to “publicly release all new guidance developed by the Food and…
October 2, 2020
BIO recognizes Governor Cooper’s leadership in biotechnology & innovation Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization awarded Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, with its 2020 Governor of the Year Award. Governor Cooper was presented…
September 24, 2020
Event Highlighted Leadership in Vaccine Development and Regional Growth in Biotechnology Innovation Gaithersburg, MD (September 24, 2020) – Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President & CEO of Biotechnology…
September 22, 2020
Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2020) –The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today presented Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, founder of AgTrade Strategies LLC, former Assistant United States Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and…
September 18, 2020
Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2020) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj Industries Limited, as the winner of the 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in…
September 15, 2020
Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2020) – Next week at BIO IMPACT Digital (Sept. 21-22), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will join a panel of women leaders in the bioeconomy for a timely discussion about how smart policy can drive scientific …
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