Programs & Initatives
BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. Below are several active programs and initiatives.
Genome editing represents one of the most promising areas of biotechnology, with the potential to produce transformative breakthroughs in both human health and agriculture.
The Treasury Department announced a pilot program involving the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), triggering reforms to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), the interagency committee tasked with reviewing transactions with foreign investors that may pose national security risks.
The “Right Mix Matters” campaign highlights specific tools to accelerate gender, racial, ethnic and LGBTQ representation on biotech company boards, in C-suites and in functional leadership positions.
A joint project of BIO and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), Innovature highlights progress in agriculture, food and wellness. We strive to explore and contextualize gene editing advancements and to promote dialogue and clarity on agriculture innovation under development.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a public health crisis. Without effective antibiotics, infections like UTIs will become very difficult to treat, and surgeries and cancer treatment will become even riskier. The economics of this issue are upside down, but there are smart policies in Congress that could catalyze the creation of new antimicrobials.