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Biotechnology innovations transforming our world
BIOtechNow

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Innovations Transforming our World

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Episodes

Nobody Puts Corn in the Corner

Nov 21, 2019

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Sometimes corn gets served a bad hand at the Thanksgiving table. It’s not that corn ...

2020 Buzz of BIO Nominations Open Blog

Nov 21, 2019

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The nomination period is underway for the Buzz of BIO contest at the 2020 CEO & Investor Conference! Winners ...

Patient Storytelling: There’s an Art to it!

Nov 18, 2019

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After 30-plus years working in Washington DC, it’s clear healthcare decision makers recognize that a ...

Could the Lifesaving Promises of Golden Rice FINALLY be Realized?

Nov 14, 2019

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On this page we usually tout the newest examples of biotechnology innovation: jet fuels made ...

CMS’s Own Data Do NOT Support Claims on Part B Drug Spending

Nov 12, 2019

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In a story entitled, “CMS Blames Medicare Part B Hikes on Drug Costs,” writers for ...

In Speaker Pelosi’s Extreme Drug Pricing Bill, Funding for NIH is MIA

Nov 7, 2019

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Supporters of Speaker Pelosi’s extreme drug pricing bill (H.R. 3) want us to believe that ...

Synthetic Biology to Sustain Agriculture and Transform the Food System

Nov 7, 2019

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For some, the term “synthetic biology” can bring back nightmares of the infamous college course ...

GMOs and Animal Feed – Getting the Facts

Nov 6, 2019

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People have a lot of questions about GMOs. One of the top questions people have ...

Expanding Benefits to Members, BIO Now Offering Education and Training Courses

Nov 6, 2019

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BIO is continually looking for ways to help its members grow and prosper. This week ...

The Pelosi Plan and “Me Too” Drugs

Nov 5, 2019

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Supporters of Speaker Pelosi’s drug pricing plan (H.R. 3) claim the bill will discourage the ...

#BIOSummit19 Concludes with Message of Hope Offered by Innovation

Nov 4, 2019

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Representing all facets of the patient stakeholder community, participants in BIO’s eighth Patient and Health ...

FDA Discusses Effective Patient Engagement at #BIOSummit19

Nov 1, 2019

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For the FDA, engagement with patients, caregivers and patient advocacy organizations is a vital part ...

#BIOSummit19: Education and Partnerships Raise Awareness

Nov 1, 2019

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When Mark Dant’s son Ryan was first diagnosed with MPS-I, a rare genetic disorder that ...

Our Farms, Our Food and Our Future Depend on Climate Change Solutions

Oct 31, 2019

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“We really need to wake up quickly,” Al Gore told The Washington Post in an ...

Greenwood: Solving the Looming Superbug Crisis Will Require Bold Action From Congress

Oct 28, 2019

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Writing for Morning Consult, BIO’s Jim Greenwood discusses the challenges of developing novel antibiotics and ...

Ready for Takeoff: Sustainable Fuels are Decarbonizing our Skies

Oct 24, 2019

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As the world’s largest business aviation trade show takes place in Las Vegas, a Congressional ...

Fundraising Companies Find Strategic Partners that Best Fit Their Stage of Development at BIO Investor Forum

Oct 24, 2019

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Since its inception 17 years ago, the BIO Investor Forum has become the premier event ...

IPOs Are a Gateway to More Diverse Biotech Boards

Oct 23, 2019

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As more biotechnology executives begin to focus on strategies to diversify their boards to avoid ...

Investment Crackdown Prompts Chinese Investors to Leave U.S. Biotech Market and Focus on Europe

Oct 23, 2019

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Confusion among Chinese investors about shifting U.S. regulatory policy is draining billions of dollars from ...

Gene Therapies: The Pipeline Towards a New Era for Patients

Oct 23, 2019

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On Tuesday morning at the BIO Investor Forum, leaders from top companies at the forefront of ...

New BIO One-on-One Partnering Mobile App

Oct 16, 2019

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BIO has released a new and improved mobile app for the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system. ...

BIO’s Week with Food and Ag Leaders

Oct 10, 2019

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Meatless Burgers. Gene edited crops. Changing diets. Nothing was off the table this week as ...

BIO Mourns Passing of Dr. John Holaday

Oct 10, 2019

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On behalf of the team at BIO, we send our deepest condolences to the family ...

BIO’s Leadership Transition | “The fight continues…”

Oct 9, 2019

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On Tuesday, October 8, BIO formally announced that its President and CEO Jim Greenwood would ...

Bringing Modern Agriculture to the People

Oct 8, 2019

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Earlier this year, the Farm Journal Foundation (FJF) announced that it has entered into a ...

Climate Week: Biofuels to Decarbonize Air Travel

Oct 3, 2019

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Last week Greta Thunberg took the United States by storm. She continued her mission of ...

Doing Agritourism Right

Oct 2, 2019

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Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of representing GMO Answers at the National Association for ...

Making Alzheimer’s Treatments a Priority

Sep 25, 2019

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Alzheimer’s is one of the most feared diseases in the world. Despite many attempts to find ...

Buzz of BIO Winners for the 2019 BIO Investor Forum

Sep 23, 2019

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After receiving a record number of nominations, we are pleased to announce our winners for ...

Imagine A World Without Chocolate | #FutureOfFood Summit Highlights Gene Editing’s Potential

Sep 20, 2019

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For the first time, the Future of Food Summit was co-hosted by the International Food ...

BIO International Convention Aims to Go BEYOND

Sep 19, 2019

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The 2020 BIO International Convention is heading back to San Diego, California next June, and ...

#TBT: Debunking Some Common Myths on Patent Protections

Sep 19, 2019

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The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce is ...

BIO Hosts 2019 BIO Latin America Conference in Brazil

Sep 19, 2019

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The 5th BIO Latin America was held September 3-4 in the largest metropolis in the ...

Will the RFS Deal Protect Innovation and Our Planet?

Sep 18, 2019

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“As we speculate on the details and implications of the administration’s renewable fuels deal, the ...

Tackling Hepatitis C Hand in Hand with Communities

Sep 18, 2019

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“For years of my life, I’ve let myself be defined by the words of others. ...

The Challenges and Risks of Adopting Foreign Price Controls

Sep 17, 2019

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The Trump Administration is moving forward with a plan to import foreign price controls into ...

As Mosquito Fears Rise, EPA Considers Oxitec 2nd Generation Trial

Sep 12, 2019

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Most people consider mosquitoes to be a summertime pest – the unwelcome guest at the ...

This Fashion Month, Learn About the Benefits of GMO Cotton

Sep 10, 2019

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Even as this year’s New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s important to ...

ICYMI: Biopharmaceutical Companies Aren’t Free-Riding on Government Research

Sep 5, 2019

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Writing for the Boston Globe, Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, chief medical officer of the venture firm ...

From Treatments to Cures – BIO Partnering Sets the Stage

Sep 4, 2019

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The fight against HIV has moved off the front pages. Advancements in antiretroviral drugs are ...

More Meetings, More Results with BIO One-on-One Partnering

Sep 3, 2019

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Innovate Biopharmaceuticals has had more meetings through BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ than they can count. In ...

Nominate Your Company to be the Buzz of BIO!

Aug 29, 2019

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Is your company seeking a next round of financing or hoping to make the valuable ...

Pitch Perfect – Storytelling is Key for BIO One-on-One Partnering

Aug 29, 2019

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Keith Ignotz knows the power of a good story. The President & CEO of OcuMedic—an early ...

Wine Without the Whine

Aug 29, 2019

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Biotechnology brings better grapes AND hangover relief! As you consider your holiday menu and shopping ...

Discrimination Against Vulnerable Patients Is Nothing New

Aug 29, 2019

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Transformative therapies are advancing like never before, and a new class of medicines are changing ...

National Immunization Awareness Month Is a Reminder About the Value of Vaccines

Aug 27, 2019

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Writing for Morning Consult, Dr. Judy Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, highlights ...

The Strong Keep Getting Stronger: Why the Bay Area Remains #1 Biotech Hub for VC Investing

Aug 22, 2019

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Whether you come to the Bay Area for the entrepreneurial talent, venture capital investment or ...

The BIO Investor Forum Links Promising Early-Stage Technologies with an Active Investor Network

Aug 22, 2019

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As the biopharma industry has gained traction on new drug approvals throughout 2019, the financial ...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and… Biofuels?

Aug 21, 2019

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—have made some headlines this week… ...

New Coalition to Raise Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance Threat, Call for Urgent Solutions

Aug 21, 2019

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), leading scientists, public policy experts, and industry leaders today announced ...

BIO’s Jim Greenwood Talks Pricing, Policy and Science on CSPAN

Aug 20, 2019

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BIO’s Jim Greenwood joined CSPAN’s Washington Journal for a conversation about drug pricing, the latest ...

Some GMO Basics

Aug 20, 2019

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Discussions about genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) are all over the mainstream media and on ...

Bananas Are on the Brink of Extinction. Gene Editing Can Reverse That.

Aug 15, 2019

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Since the 1950s the Cavendish variety has held a monopoly on the banana market. But ...

Gene Editing Can Help Agriculture Be Climate-Friendly… Here’s How

Aug 9, 2019

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The United Nations continues to raise the alarm on climate change. This week, the UN’s ...

Biotech Leaders Warn: Shortsighted Policies Threaten Miracle Breakthroughs

Aug 6, 2019

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Writing for STAT News, Paul Hastings – CEO of Nkarta Therapeutics and Vice Chair of ...

Why Are Patients Facing Higher Costs When They Go to the Pharmacy?

Aug 5, 2019

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BIO is out with a new whiteboard video that explores why more and more patients ...

Questions, Questions….

Aug 2, 2019

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We know that people have a lot of questions about GMOs. In fact, that’s exactly why ...

Technology to Fight Malaria, Zika, and Other Mosquito-Related Diseases Is Being Blocked. Why?

Jul 31, 2019

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Every year, mosquitos infect 500 million people with diseases and mosquito-borne illnesses claim nearly a ...

Biotech Innovation Is Key to Ending Global Hunger

Jul 30, 2019

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As countries around the world continue to move towards achieving their Sustainable Development Goals, agricultural ...

#BIOWC19 Start-Up Stadium Winners Announced

Jul 26, 2019

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This year marked the first time BIO’s Start-Up Stadium was part of the BIO World ...

Experts Weigh In on the Dangers of Importing Foreign Price Controls

Jul 24, 2019

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Experts recently gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss how importing foreign price controls will lead ...

Biofuels Are Saving Aviation and Attracting Environmentally Conscious Travelers

Jul 23, 2019

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Today, more and more consumers are environmentally conscious travelers. They shop for eco-friendly hotels and ...

How GMO Can Help Us to Feed Our Growing Population

Jul 22, 2019

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A fresh new report from the World Resources Institute notes that GMOs and genetically modified food are ...

New Videos Show How “Fail First” Policies Can Fail Patients

Jul 19, 2019

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Continued access to a stable treatment can make all the difference for patients with chronic ...

Influential investor, Wende Hutton, to Speak at #BIF19

Jul 17, 2019

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In a few short months BIO will be hosting the BIO Investor Forum (#BIF19) for ...

2019 BIO World Congress Showcases Green Solutions to Address Global Challenges

Jul 16, 2019

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Last week, as presidential candidates trekked across the Hawkeye State and campaigned on addressing society’s ...

Rare Disease Drug Development Increases but Challenges Remain

Jul 16, 2019

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In a recent study published by Tufts University, researchers found that rare disease drug development ...

#BIOWC19 Day 3 Wrap-Up: Bringing People, Ideas, and Technology Together

Jul 10, 2019

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Day three of the 2019 BIO World Congress began by awarding three individuals who have had ...

#BIOWC19 Day 2 Wrap-Up: Innovating for a Sustainable Future

Jul 9, 2019

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Day two of BIO’s 2019 World Congress started bright and early with hundreds of global biotechnology leaders—including company ...

#BIOWC19 Kicks Off: Biotech Breakthroughs Take Center Stage in Des Moines

Jul 8, 2019

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Tomorrow, biotech breakthroughs—such as biofuels that reduce carbon pollution, biodegradable plastics made from plants, or ...

Biotech to Celebrate America… And Save the Planet

Jul 3, 2019

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This week, Americans across the country are hitting the road, securing their sparklers and lighting ...

BIO Briefs Geneva Audience on Science of Human Genome Editing

Jul 1, 2019

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BIO staff recently traveled to Geneva to brief country missions and representatives from the World ...

AgTech @ BIO World Congress

Jun 27, 2019

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In just a little over a week, hundreds of attendees from across the globe will ...

Greenwood: A Critical Medicare Policy Has Been Delayed. Let’s Use This Opportunity to Get It Right.

Jun 27, 2019

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In a piece for Morning Consult, BIO’s Jim Greenwood writes that while CAR-T cell therapies ...

Maine Takes Big Step Towards Reducing Carbon Footprint and Creating Green Jobs

Jun 26, 2019

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In case you missed it, the Maine State Senate last week unanimously passed legislation that ...

A Sustainable Movement to Curb Cancer in Africa

Jun 26, 2019

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In just two years, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) has made significant progress in ...

New BIO White Paper: Incorporating Real-World Evidence Within the Label of an FDA-Approved Drug

Jun 25, 2019

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In today’s increasingly connected world, health care researchers have access to previously unimaginable troves of ...

Health security threats are real: What is Congress doing?

Jun 25, 2019

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In a rare show of bipartisan agreement, Congress recently passed and yesterday President Trump signed into ...

Congressman Stiver Continues Call for Sensible Patent Reform

Jun 24, 2019

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Congressman Stiver Continues Call for Sensible Patent Reform While there is consensus across Capitol Hill ...

BIO’s Hans Sauer Calls for Less Confusing Patent Eligibility Standards

Jun 21, 2019

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Hans Sauer, BIO’s Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, recently testified at the second of ...

The DISARM Act Can Help Fix the Broken Antibiotics Market

Jun 20, 2019

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In a recent piece for Bloomberg, reporter Robert Langreth paints a harrowing picture of the quickly ...

The Future of Biotech Innovation in Brazil: Improving Patient Outcomes

Jun 20, 2019

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The 2019 BIO International Convention took place this month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and featured an ...

BIO Sponsoring Cultivating Change Summit as Part of ‘Right Mix Matters’ Initiative

Jun 19, 2019

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Today, June 19, kicks off The Cultivating Change Summit in Iowa. The three-day event, which ...

4 Things You Probably Don’t Know About GMOs, But Definitely Should

Jun 17, 2019

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Last week, GMO Answers had a booth at Nutrition 2019, the annual scientific meeting of ...

United Airlines Utilizes Biotechnology for Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight of its Kind

Jun 14, 2019

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Last week on World Environment Day, United Airlines’ made history with the most eco-friendly commercial ...

AI Helps Unravel Mystery of Neurological Disorders

Jun 13, 2019

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Neurological disorders are estimated to affect up to 1 billion people around the world—including nearly ...

Executive Order on Agricultural Biotechnology Is an Important Step Forward

Jun 12, 2019

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During his June 11th visit to Iowa, President Donald Trump pledged to boost the ethanol ...

The Naked Scientist at #BIO2019

Jun 11, 2019

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Amidst all the hustle and bustle at BIO, amongst the standing room only packed crowds ...

Licensing of Research Has Had Huge Impact on Economy & Jobs

Jun 10, 2019

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A new report from BIO and AUTM demonstrates to enormous return on investment that ultimately ...

BIO 2019 Wraps Up in Philadelphia

Jun 6, 2019

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“The world is beginning to grasp that we’ve entered the dawn of a golden age ...

Nature Biotechnology and Scientific American Super Session Highlights the Future of the Biotech Sector

Jun 6, 2019

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Year after year, the BIO International Convention ends on a high note with a Super ...

#BIO2019: The State of the Vaccine Industry: Stimulating Sustainable Growth

Jun 6, 2019

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There’s little doubt that vaccines are one of the most important medical advances ever created. ...

#BIO2019: Taking the Pulse of Dealmakers: 2019 Outlook

Jun 5, 2019

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After a multi-year expansion of company formation and in biopharma valuations, 2018 was a year ...

U.S. as a Global Leader for Patient Access

Jun 5, 2019

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Some 95 percent of cancer drugs launched around the globe are available in the U.S. ...

Buzz at BIO: John Hawkins, Author of Conscience and Courage

Jun 5, 2019

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In his soon-to-be-released book Conscience and Courage, author John Hawkins reveals the philosophy, principles, methods, ...

The Future Is Bright for Somatic Cell Genome Editing

Jun 5, 2019

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Scientific advances in human genome editing have proven that somatic cell genome editing holds great ...

Jamie Dimon Tackles Rising Health Care Costs, Diversity Challenges and More

Jun 5, 2019

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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., headlined a keynote address this ...

Celebrating World Environment Day

Jun 5, 2019

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June 5 has been designated by the United Nations as World Environment Day, a day ...

Discussing a “Patient-Centered” Approach at BIO 2019

Jun 5, 2019

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Placing patients at the center of everything the biotech industry stands for is a personal ...

Realizing the Promise of Gene Therapies for Patients Around the World

Jun 5, 2019

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Gene Therapy, arguably the next great leap forward in medicine, may hold the promise of ...

It Starts with One: Stephen Tang and the Future of Biotechnology in Philadelphia

Jun 5, 2019

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A native of Wilmington, Delaware (Philadelphia’s neighbor to the south), and the child of two ...

Buzz at BIO: Dr. Julie Gerberding, Merck

Jun 5, 2019

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In a world of continual innovation in biopharmaceuticals, how do we ensure patients have access ...

The Growing Wave of Biotech IPOs in China

May 28, 2019

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As the biotechnology industry becomes more global, companies must evaluate and adopt various cross-border strategic ...

It Starts With One Drop

May 24, 2019

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Despite fifty years of research attempting to develop a solution for a popular health issue, ...

BIO 2019 Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: HealthRhythms, Inc.

May 23, 2019

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The next big medical breakthrough is on the horizon and all it takes is one ...

Important Perspectives on Innovation and Costs

May 23, 2019

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This is an exciting time in biomedical innovation. New and highly innovative therapies are coming ...

GMOs and Biodiversity

May 22, 2019

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to ...

George Washington Carver Award | Iowa Paves the Way for Biotech Innovation

May 20, 2019

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Every year at the BIO World Congress, BIO recognizes an individual who has made a ...

BIO 2019 Innovation Zone Company Snapshot: Trellis Biosciences

May 16, 2019

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The next big medical breakthrough is on the horizon and all it takes is one ...

SEC Proposes Targeted Regulatory Relief for Certain Small Public Companies from Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b)

May 15, 2019

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In a much-anticipated move, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule to ...

Learning from Game Theory to Improve Negotiations Skills

May 15, 2019

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Most new medicines are developed through a process of collaborative licensing agreements or acquisition. Significant ...

New BIO Report on State of Innovation for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics

May 14, 2019

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Today, BIO released a new report: The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases ...

Plant Biologist: Genetics Crucial for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

May 14, 2019

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Our world faces daunting challenges as the world’s population approaches eight billion people, particularly a ...

“Health Care’s Big Spending Mismatch”

May 10, 2019

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This week, Axios reported on new data that shows “the health care services that rack ...

New Guide to Help Consumers Navigate Genetic Health Testing

May 9, 2019

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In recent years, we have seen a growing array of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing products ...

Starting from One Idea to Building a Winning Company: How to Communicate Value to Investors and Partners

May 8, 2019

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It’s not enough to be a great scientist or entrepreneur with a great idea.  Investors ...

What Health and Wellness Dietitians Want to Know About GMOs and Biotechnology

May 7, 2019

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Recently, BuildUp Dietitians, along with GMO Answers and Arctic Apples, convened a group of registered ...

A Secret Weapon to Addressing Climate Change

May 3, 2019

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It’s no secret. The world is warming as a result of climate change, with carbon ...

Promising Results Offer Hope in Fight Against Candida auris

Apr 29, 2019

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While health care conversations on Capitol Hill today are largely focused on how to best ...

Setting the Record Straight on March-In Rights

Apr 29, 2019

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In a recent piece for The Washington Post, author Christopher Rowland inaccurately suggested that the federal government ...

Disease Putting Bananas on Brink of Extinction. Gene Editing Could Save Them.

Apr 25, 2019

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The world’s crops face a wide array of threats, such as climate change, drought, turbulent ...

It Starts with One Sequence — The Fight Against HIV

Apr 24, 2019

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It took the sequencing of one genome, for a disease that used to mean a ...

GMOs Have Benefits for the Environment

Apr 22, 2019

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The measles resurgence has vaccines back in the headlines this Earth Day, but there’s another ...

Top Five Takeaways, Plus Four Myths That Just Won’t Die, from a Community Dialogue on Food and Farming

Apr 19, 2019

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Recently, I was asked to be on a panel on food and farming by a ...

WSJ: Drug Importation is “Impractical, Unsafe and Unlikely” to Lower Prices

Apr 18, 2019

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This week, Editorial Board writers for The Wall Street Journal examined a policy proposal in ...

Propelling Innovation with the Right Mix

Apr 16, 2019

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BIO represents pioneers in the world’s most innovative industry. It’s our job to support and ...

It Starts with One (Rare) Patient

Apr 15, 2019

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In 1983, patient advocates – now known as the National Organization for Rare Disease, NORD ...

What’s Being Done to Ensure Pasta Is Here for Posterity

Apr 12, 2019

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If you were to make a list of the world’s top 10 favorite foods, pasta ...

When Intervention Stifles Innovation

Apr 11, 2019

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Dr. Gregory Dolin of the Center for Medicine and Law at the University of Baltimore ...

Feature your BIO 2019 networking event in BIO Compass

Apr 10, 2019

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There’s so much going on at the BIO International Convention each year that it can ...

Greenwood: In Pharma Value Chain, PBMs Manage to Benefit

Apr 10, 2019

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Writing for The Hill, BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood offered praise to the Senate Finance ...

BIO Calls Rebate Rule a “Significant Step Forward” for Patients

Apr 9, 2019

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) this week lauded an administration proposal that would be a ...

Unlocking India’s Biotech Potential

Apr 9, 2019

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Globally, the biotechnology industry is recognized as an economic engine that provides high wage, high-skilled ...

How Biotech Can Reduce Emissions Through Soil Microbes

Apr 9, 2019

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In a recent blog post, Bill Gates notes most greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity ...

A Few Questions as PBMs Have Their Day on Capitol Hill

Apr 8, 2019

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Tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee will examine the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in ...

Dr. Emanuel Misses the Mark with Latest Industry Attack

Apr 8, 2019

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Writing for The Atlantic, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel accuses the biopharmaceutical industry of being “deceptive” when ...

Senator Roberts is a Champion of Biotechnology Innovation

Apr 4, 2019

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Last night, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) accepted BIO’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognized his ...

ICYMI: Dr. Ted Love explains “why drug pricing controls could impede innovation”

Apr 4, 2019

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Risky. Costly. Time consuming. Rewarding. Those few words help describe a biopharmaceutical ecosystem where 90% ...

BIO Urges USTR To Take Action on Growing IP Barriers in Overseas Markets

Mar 28, 2019

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BIO recently submitted its Special 301 Submission highlighting intellectual property (IP) challenges around the world.  In particular, ...

Biotechnology: A Critical Tool in Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Mar 27, 2019

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Recyclable plastic bottles, mustard seed jet fuel, Insulin and Golden Rice. These are just a ...

Oncologist Warns of IPI’s Potentially Dangerous Implications

Mar 26, 2019

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Writing for Morning Consult, Dr. Lucy Langer, a clinical oncologist with Compass Oncology in Portland, ...

#WorldWaterDay | Ag Innovations Ensure No One is Left Behind

Mar 22, 2019

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Today is #WorldWaterDay. The annual occasion raises awareness of the billions of people that live ...

March Madness | Start-Up Stadium @ #BIOWC19

Mar 21, 2019

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Starting today, the field of 64 men’s college basketball teams battling in March Madness will ...

It Starts with One…Winning Presentation at the Start-up Stadium

Mar 21, 2019

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Dr. Akshaya Shanmugam has always believed that healthcare should be accessible and affordable to everyone ...

How Gene-Edited Sugarcane Could Reduce Society’s Environmental Footprint

Mar 19, 2019

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Australia’s University of Queensland is currently conducting research on how gene editing could tailor sugarcane ...

FDA Approval of GE Salmon Paves Way for Sustainable Food Innovations

Mar 15, 2019

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved the sale of ...

Peter Pitts Examines the Role of PBMs and their Deceptive Tactics

Mar 15, 2019

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A piece by Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA Associate Commissioner and President of the ...

#AgDay19 | How BIO is Advancing Agriculture

Mar 14, 2019

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From those who grow the food we eat, to the farmers growing crops for biofuels ...

Iowa Bioeconomy Site Tours @ BIO World Congress

Mar 13, 2019

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By now you know that the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Ag ...

How Will Brexit Impact Patients and Biotech Innovation?

Mar 13, 2019

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The clock is beginning to run out for British Parliament to finalize a Brexit plan. ...

Making Innovative Drugs Available Globally

Mar 13, 2019

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In order to bring innovative biopharmaceutical to the global market companies must navigate the unique ...

#BIO2019 Education Programming Taking Shape

Mar 11, 2019

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With the BIO International Convention (BIO 2019) only three months away, the finishing touches are ...

Vaccines Work: the Proof Is in the Data.

Mar 11, 2019

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At the latest meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), more than 80 ...

Women Who are Changing the Game in Biotech

Mar 8, 2019

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Fighting for diversity in the workplace is more than a “feel good” or “the right ...

In 2019, Women are NOT Waiting to Climb to the Top

Mar 8, 2019

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In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, women across the globe are leading ...

USDA Report: China’s Biotech Crop Approval Process Becoming More Unpredictable and Burdensome

Mar 7, 2019

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Across the United States, farmers use biotech crops to address production challenges – such as ...

Early Bird Registration for the 2019 BIO World Congress Is Now Open

Mar 7, 2019

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Early bird registration is now open for the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology ...

Kentucky Officials Expose PBMs for Gaming the System

Mar 6, 2019

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While many were watching the drug pricing debate unfold on Capitol Hill, the Kentucky Cabinet ...

The Empty Promise of “Safe” Drug Importation

Mar 4, 2019

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For years, BIO has been urging both state and federal policymakers to adopt responsible solutions ...

Head of Japan’s Drug Regulatory Authority Will Keynote BIO Asia

Mar 4, 2019

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Since taking the role of chief executive of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) ...

Two New Infographics Illustrate the Success of the Orphan Drug Act

Feb 28, 2019

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In recognition of Rare Disease Day, BIO’s Jim Greenwood shared commentary on LinkedIn celebrating the ...

BIO 2019 Start-Up Stadium – Changing the World from the Ground Up

Feb 27, 2019

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is proud to announce its Start-Up Stadium program at #BIO2019, ...

National Pork Producers Council President: Don’t Strangle Promising Technology With Red Tape

Feb 25, 2019

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In a recent op-ed, National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl highlighted the benefits of gene ...

Win a Complimentary Company Presentation & Registration at #BIO2019

Feb 25, 2019

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Are you an innovative biotech company that is R&D-intensive and is developing strategic partnerships within ...

Why We Need Innovation in Food and Agriculture

Feb 20, 2019

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Two of our most beloved breakfast beverages — coffee and orange juice — are under ...

GMO Labels: What You Need to Know

Feb 15, 2019

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The labeling of our food has been a conversation for several decades. Whether it’s nutritional facts, ...

From Anti-Venoms to Fertilizers, the Immense Potential for Microbes and Gene-Editing

Feb 14, 2019

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Microbes, or microscopic organisms, are being used today to combat diseases, improve sustainability, provide consumers ...

#BIOCEO19: We’re Out of Time to Address the Dire Market Failures in Antimicrobial Resistance

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

Here’s a statistic you might not have known: an estimated 700,000 people die each year ...

With an Air of Optimism, #BIOCEO19 Concludes

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

Despite considerable pressure directed squarely at biotech innovators from politicians of every stripe, biotech executives ...

Venture Creation is in Vogue

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

In the biotech industry, it’s common for a company to raise billions of dollars and ...

Policy Outlook—How Could the Trump Administration’s Drug Reimbursement Proposals Affect Medical Innovation?

Feb 12, 2019

Description:

In his State of the Union address, President Trump called on Congress to “do more” ...

#BIOCEO19: Navigating Payers’ Expectations for Value-Based Agreements

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

Value-based agreements are becoming increasingly important in the biopharmaceutical reimbursement space, particularly as new advanced ...

Market Outlook—Leveraging Market Corrections for M&A or IPOs

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

After a multi-year expansion of company formation and in biopharma valuations, 2018 was a year ...

New BIO Report on Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) on Emerging Biotech Innovators

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

BIO is out with a new report illustrating the negative impact of Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) on ...

#BIOCEO19 Kicks Off in NYC

Feb 11, 2019

Description:

Pharmaceutical innovation is not slowing down. Last year the FDA approved a total of 59 ...

Pro-GMO Chocolate Brand Shares How GMOs Are Saving Some of World’s Most Cherished Foods

Feb 7, 2019

Description:

Just one week before Valentine’s Day, a unique brand of chocolate bars called Ethos Chocolate ...

Health Care in Focus as President Trump Addresses the Nation

Feb 7, 2019

Description:

In his State of the Union address, President Trump described the need to rein in ...

Could This Biotechnology Innovation Help Combat Climate Change?

Feb 6, 2019

Description:

Scientists and researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which is in California, are ...

Meet Kallyope’s Nancy Thornberry, Fireside Chat Speaker at #BIOCEO19

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

Biotech startups come in all shapes, sizes and approaches but have one thing in common: ...

GMOS are NOT “As Seen on Social Media”

Feb 4, 2019

Description:

It’s pretty safe to say that there’s a lot of misinformation on social media today, ...

#FlashFriday: Super Bowl Edition

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

In 2002, the New England Patriots, led by second year quarterback Tom Brady, faced off ...

Meet Synlogic’s Aoife Brennan, Fireside Chat Speaker at #BIOCEO19

Feb 1, 2019

Description:

Dr. Aoife Brennan has always faced challenges head-on. A trained endocrinologist, she could have remained ...

Using Decision Science for Negotiations: Getting to Win-Win

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

New medicines often progress from idea to regulatory approval through collaborative licensing agreements or acquisition.  ...

What’s New at #BIOWC19?

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

In case you missed it, the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is headed ...

Latest Measles Outbreak is a Crash Course on the Importance of Immunization

Jan 31, 2019

Description:

It’s hard to miss the news coming from the Pacific Northwest. Every major media outlet ...

Trump Administration Should Remain Steadfast in Pushing China Towards Structural Reforms

Jan 30, 2019

Description:

As part of the 90-day trade negotiations between the United States and China, today Chinese ...

Here’s What You Need to Know as Capitol Hill Talks Prescription Drug Costs

Jan 28, 2019

Description:

Drug prices will be in the spotlight this week as committees in both the House ...

A Helpful Spotlight on the Need for More Health Care Transparency

Jan 25, 2019

Description:

This week, the Trump administration addressed a problem confronting a growing number of Americans: surprise ...

Investors lining up for BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Jan 24, 2019

Description:

The past year has been a transformative one for the life sciences. Despite being faced ...

Meet Opiant’s Roger Crystal, Fireside Chat Speaker at #BIOCEO19

Jan 23, 2019

Description:

When pop star Demi Lovato experienced an apparent opioid-related overdose last summer, reports stated that ...

Happy 91st Birthday Senator Bayh!

Jan 22, 2019

Description:

At its best, government enables citizens to flourish socially and economically. Above and beyond the ...

New Study Suggests Those Extremely Opposed to GMOs Know the Least About GMOs

Jan 18, 2019

Description:

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can provide real solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. ...

BIO and ASTA Launch Innovature: A New Platform to Cultivate Conversations About Innovation in Food and Agriculture

Jan 17, 2019

Description:

From crops that are disease-resistant to more sustainable livestock, gene editing and other innovations in ...

Greenwood Shines Spotlight on Insurance Industry Rip-off

Jan 17, 2019

Description:

Writing for The Hill, BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood shined a spotlight on a ...

It Starts with One—Partnering Meeting Leads to Unique Public-Private Partnership

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

Roy Zwahlen took a long shot when he requested a meeting with an investment firm ...

Using Biotechnology to Tackle Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Jan 11, 2019

Description:

Every year, nearly a million deaths are attributed to mosquito-borne illnesses and 500 million people ...

Inventor Unlocks Method to Turn Plant Sugars Into Environmentally-Friendly Fuel

Jan 9, 2019

Description:

For years, scientists and researchers have been working to extract sugar molecules in plant life, ...

This Major Breakthrough Could Help Improve Global Food Supply

Jan 8, 2019

Description:

Researchers and scientists around the world have been working for years to engineer photosynthesis as ...

Despite Administration’s “Sky-High Rhetoric,” Importing Foreign Price Controls Will Harm Innovation and Patient Access

Jan 7, 2019

Description:

In October of 2018, the Trump Administration outlined a proposal that would import foreign price ...

4 Facts About Using Genetics in Pursuit of a More Perfect Christmas Tree

Dec 20, 2018

Description:

What will your Christmas gifts be placed under this year? A Fraser fir? A Douglas ...

The Right Way to Address Prescription Drug Costs

Dec 20, 2018

Description:

Writing for STAT News, BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood teamed up with Bay City ...

BIO Illustrates the Success of the Orphan Drug Act

Dec 19, 2018

Description:

The numbers might surprise you. Approximately 7,000 rare diseases are known to exist, and approximately ...

Road to 2018 Farm Bill Was Years in the Making

Dec 18, 2018

Description:

The following piece appeared in Biofuels Digest from BIO’s Executive Vice President for Industrial & ...

From Disease to Looming Food Crisis, Gene Editing Could Unlock Solutions to Our Greatest Problems

Dec 17, 2018

Description:

Today, celiac disease affects one in 100 people worldwide, and with no cure, the only ...

BIO Comments on Objectives for U.S. Japan Trade Agreement

Dec 14, 2018

Description:

BIO supports the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) negotiations with the Government of Japan as an ...

Nobel Prize-Winning Chemists: Misguided GMO Fears Could Hinder Technology’s Societal Benefits

Dec 13, 2018

Description:

On Friday, December 7, two winners of the 2018 Nobel prize for Chemistry – American ...

Interactive Map Displays Strength of Industry’s National Footprint

Dec 12, 2018

Description:

BIO’s biennial economic development and jobs report focuses on the economic progress and national footprint ...

BIO Hosts Embassy Briefing on International Economic Development

Dec 11, 2018

Description:

Last week BIO hosted embassy representatives from over 25 countries to debut a new report ...

The Administration’s Orwellian Defense of Importing Foreign Price Controls

Dec 10, 2018

Description:

The Trump administration is out with a new blog post defending its plan to adopt ...

Beyond Labels: 10 Things You Should Know About GMOs

Dec 7, 2018

Description:

As the new federal guidlines for disclosure of bioengineered foods (in the form of the ...

Global Carbon Project Reports 2018 Record Year for Carbon Emissions. Airlines Look To Change That

Dec 6, 2018

Description:

In a trio of scientific papers released by the Global Carbon Project at a climate summit in ...

Greenwood Talks Innovation, Drug Pricing, and the Midterm Elections on ForbesBooks Radio

Dec 5, 2018

Description:

During the Forbes Healthcare Summit, BIO CEO Jim Greenwood joined Gregg Stebben, host of ForbesBooks ...

Think the Drug-Pricing debate addresses Patient Costs? Think again.

Dec 3, 2018

Description:

Writing for The Hill, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood tackled the drug pricing debate ...

What’s the Buzz on Non-GMO Booze?

Nov 30, 2018

Description:

GMOs have been proven safe to consume time and again. Yet fearmongering persists, and is ...

Claims of Gene-Edited Twins Met with Criticism and Concern

Nov 29, 2018

Description:

As the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing wraps in Hong Kong this week, breaking ...

Boston Globe: Need for High-Tech Food and Policies to Match Undeniable

Nov 29, 2018

Description:

Last June, BIO hosted its 2018 International Convention in Boston. The week-long conference featured countless discussions related to ...

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Hope on the Horizon

Nov 28, 2018

Description:

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease? ...

Innovations in Biotechnology to Save the Climate

Nov 26, 2018

Description:

Editor’s Note: As part of BIO’s 25th Anniversary celebration we will be spotlighting biotechnology innovations that have made ...

This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful for Modern Agriculture

Nov 20, 2018

Description:

Thanksgiving dinner as we know it wouldn’t be possible without modern agriculture and GMOs. These ...

2019 Will Bring New, Healthier Foods. All Thanks to Gene Editing

Nov 16, 2018

Description:

Starting in 2019, shoppers will be able to buy products such as salad dressings and ...

Another Year, Another Misleading Insurance Company Report

Nov 15, 2018

Description:

Once again, Blue Cross Blue Shield is out with a report attempting to stoke fear ...

#BIOWC19 | BIO Now Accepting Proposals for New Programming at 2019 World Congress in Des Moines

Nov 15, 2018

Description:

When writing about the mid-western region of the United States – states whose borders help ...

Survey Says: Solutions to Combat Against Antimicrobial Resistance Needed

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

Writing for The Hill, Dr. Cynthia Sears, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America ...

Lame Duck Is Now in Session; Time to Fund Farm Bill’s Energy Title Programs

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

The Farm Bill’s energy title programs provide significant support to the companies and manufacturers that ...

BIO Celebrates 300 Biotech IPOs since Enactment of the JOBS Act

Nov 9, 2018

Description:

The biotech industry recently realized its 300th IPO since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) ...

Through International Support, U.S. Has Opportunity to Align Own Agencies on Precision Biotech

Nov 8, 2018

Description:

On Friday, November 2, the U.S. government joined 12 other nations in supporting policies that ...

You May Not Like Gmos, but Our Planet Sure Does

Nov 7, 2018

Description:

In a new blog post at the GMO Answers Medium page, GMO Answers volunteer expert Dr. ...

Patient and Health Advocacy Summit: Ensuring Patient Access and Affordability

Nov 2, 2018

Description:

In a world of continual innovation in biopharmaceuticals, how do we ensure patients have access ...

It Starts with One—Presentation at BIO 2018 Leads to International Agreement

Nov 1, 2018

Description:

A recently announced agreement between the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the Israel Innovation ...

CDC Issues Risk Advisory on Dressing Chickens For Halloween, Biotech Chickens May Help

Oct 31, 2018

Description:

What do chickens have to do with Halloween? Well, according the Centers for Disease Control ...

Opportunities for Patient and Health Advocates

Oct 30, 2018

Description:

Last week, the seventh annual Patient and Health Advocacy Summit brought  hundreds of patient advocates, ...

When It Comes to GMOs, Don’t Be Afraid of What You Don’t Understand

Oct 29, 2018

Description:

Last week, the GMO Answers team attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, the ...

BIO Patient & Health Advocacy Summit Concludes Today

Oct 26, 2018

Description:

Each year BIO brings the patient stakeholder community together for the BIO Patient and Health ...

European Scientists Unite to Safeguard Gene-Editing for Crops

Oct 25, 2018

Description:

Leading researchers representing more than 85 European plant and life sciences research centres and institutes ...

Patient Advocates Sounding the Alarm Over Fail First

Oct 23, 2018

Description:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has reversed a long-standing policy allowing Medicare ...

Making SMA Newborn Screening a Reality: Collaborating with the Patient Advocacy Community

Oct 22, 2018

Description:

Each year, roughly 12,500 newborns in the U.S., or one out of every 300 infants, ...

Watchdog Report Reaffirms Concerns With Fail First

Oct 19, 2018

Description:

A new report by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health ...

2018 BIO Investor Forum Wraps Up

Oct 19, 2018

Description:

As the stock market continued its volatile swings this week, investors at the BIO Investor ...

BIO Investor Forum Explores “Digiceuticals” as a New Class of FDA-Approved Therapeutics

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Within the past year, the FDA has launched a provider pre-certification program as a pilot ...

A Patient-Centric Approach to Investing & Partnering

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

Thursday’s Plenary Luncheon Fireside Chat at the 2018 BIO Investor Forum (BIF) featured two industry leaders: ...

Lessons from “View from the Board: Responding to an Acquisition Offer”

Oct 18, 2018

Description:

The “View from the Board: Responding to an Acquisition Offer” panel at the 2018 BIO ...

On Track for a Record Breaking 2018 – #BIF18 Opening Plenary

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Despite some recent market volatility, the industry is well positioned for long-term growth and success. ...

How Companies are Using Microbiome-Based Therapies to Improve Patient Outcomes

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

On Wednesday morning at the BIO Investor Forum, leaders from six companies at the forefront ...

Innovation Intersecting with Investing – Welcome to the BIO Investor Forum

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Today marks the 17th opening of the BIO Investor Forum—a place where emerging biotech companies, ...

Get To Know GMOs Month: Spooky GMO Myths – Debunked

Oct 17, 2018

Description:

Haunted houses, spooky costumes, and trick-or-treating are all scary delights of the Halloween season. But ...

#WorldFoodDay | Biotechnology to Feed the World

Oct 16, 2018

Description:

Every October 16th the world celebrates World Food Day, honoring the founding of the Food ...

Drug Importation: Dangerous for Patients, Consumers, and American Communities

Oct 11, 2018

Description:

Writing for The Hill, Steve Forbes, Forbes Media Chairman and Editor in Chief, delivered a ...

Brent Erickson in Biofuels Digest: It’s Past Midnight in America

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan used the phrase “It’s Morning in America” as a now famous ...

USMCA Paves the Way for Biotech Innovation

Oct 10, 2018

Description:

After more than a year of high-stakes drama, the U.S. has inked an updated trade ...

The Importance of Accurate Food Labels

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

Food labels are a hot topic right now. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

To Ensure History Does Not Repeat Itself, Get a Flu Shot

Oct 8, 2018

Description:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is out with shocking new data: an ...

Precision Agriculture | There’s A Bowl for That

Oct 5, 2018

Description:

For me, fall is the best time of year. Cooler weather, upcoming holidays, my birthday, ...

Trump’s Drug Pricing Blueprint to be Explored at Upcoming Summit

Oct 4, 2018

Description:

In just a few short weeks, BIO will host its annual Patient and Health Advocacy ...

New Member Benefit: Online Marketplace for Custom Scientific Research Services and Products

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

BIO’s member companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, chemicals, and biotechnology sectors routinely and strategically ...

Recombinetics’ Animal Gene Editing Could Transform the Beef Industry

Oct 3, 2018

Description:

Brazil may not be first in the world in beef production, but the South American ...

Delivering Innovative Medicines to Patients

Oct 2, 2018

Description:

Over the past two years, I lost both my father and my brother to cancer. ...

#JohnnyAppleseedDay | How Biotech Is Keeping Apples Fresh and Cutting Down on Food Waste

Sep 26, 2018

Description:

Each year on September 26, just days after the start of autumn, we celebrate Johnny ...

Investment Market Good for Deal-making at #BIF18

Sep 26, 2018

Description:

As we move into the final quarter of 2018, we reflect on a year with ...

Harnessing the Power of Ag Microbials

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

Editor’s Note: As part of BIO’s 25th Anniversary celebration we will be spotlighting biotechnology innovations that have made ...

Digital Health Innovation to be Spotlighted at the BIO Investor Forum

Sep 25, 2018

Description:

Is your company trying to expand into “digiceuticals” or digital therapeutics? Are you looking to ...

UN Proposals to Weaken IP Will Not Benefit Patients

Sep 24, 2018

Description:

Next week the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will convene in ...

GMOs: Responding to the Issue of Food Waste and Loss

Sep 21, 2018

Description:

Food waste and food loss is a hot topic right now and rightly so.  The ...

It Starts with One

Sep 20, 2018

Description:

Every year around this time, we begin the process of putting together our educational program ...

The Role – and Value – of Public-Private Partnerships in Preparedness

Sep 19, 2018

Description:

Nearly twelve years ago, members of the biopharmaceutical supply chain, including BIO, came together in ...

American Perceptions of GMOs: Myths Vs. Facts

Sep 19, 2018

Description:

It’s a question we at GMO Answers are constantly asked: “What do people think about ...

Medical Research from Mars Can Fail Patients from Venus

Sep 18, 2018

Description:

Historically, federal dollars inadvertently flowed to medical research with a disproportionate focus on men’s health. ...

Bipartisan SUCCESS Act is Good for American Innovation

Sep 17, 2018

Description:

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously reported the bipartisan SUCCESS Act. Co-sponsored by Representatives ...

BIO @ Global Climate Action Summit to Drive Towards Decarbonization

Sep 14, 2018

Description:

Today marks the last day of the Global Climate Action Summit  in San Francisco, California. ...

Pathbreaking Biotech Investor—Dr. Beth Seidenberg—to Speak at #BIF18

Sep 14, 2018

Description:

The rapid pace of scientific discovery, FDA approvals, commercialization of medicines held long in pipelines, ...

Bloomberg Exposes How Drug Cost Middlemen “Rake in Millions”

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

Bloomberg has authored an investigative piece exposing drug cost middlemen, better known as pharmacy benefit ...

Citrus Greening Spreading to California; Gene Editing Could Save U.S. Industry

Sep 13, 2018

Description:

A disease called citrus greening has devastated Florida’s citrus industry since its discovery in 2005. ...

Greenwood Highlights Role of Innovation in Solving Opioid Crisis

Sep 11, 2018

Description:

The numbers are staggering. The opioid epidemic is costing our nation more than $500 billion annually in ...

The Patient Perspective-Valuable for Drug Development

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drug developers, researchers and patient groups have all ...

Hits to Patients Keep on Coming

Sep 10, 2018

Description:

At a time when prescription drug prices and spending are remarkably stable, patients are getting ...

Announcing BUZZ of BIO Winners for the 2018 BIO Investor Forum

Sep 7, 2018

Description:

BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes ...

GMOs Are Not Agriculture’s Future – Biotech Is

Sep 7, 2018

Description:

As we face our global food security challenges, are gene-editing techniques replacing the decades-old “genetic ...

Healthcare AI is Booming

Sep 6, 2018

Description:

Emerging technologies are disrupting the healthcare system as we know it—none more so than artificial ...

BIO Latin America to Showcase Brazil’s Agricultural Breakthroughs

Sep 4, 2018

Description:

Brazil’s vast, fertile landscape – covering 47 percent of the South American continent – is ...

What Happens When A Farmer Attends a Food Science Convention?

Aug 31, 2018

Description:

The story could start with a farmer and a food scientist walk into a bar…or ...

National Immunization Awareness Month is Timely Reminder of Modern Marvel of Vaccines

Aug 30, 2018

Description:

August marks National Immunization Awareness Month – a time to take inventory on where we ...

Vaccine Video Series Aims to Educate on the Benefits of Immunization

Aug 28, 2018

Description:

National Immunization Awareness Month might be coming to a close, but it’s important to continue ...

Report: Patients More Likely to Skip Therapy as Out-of-Pocket Costs Rise

Aug 27, 2018

Description:

IQVIA — a nonpartisan health care research firm — is out with troubling new data ...

EPA Lag in Cellulosic Ethanol Approvals Hurting Rural America

Aug 24, 2018

Description:

In comments filed to the EPA August 17 on the 2019 proposed volumes for the ...

#MakeHistory: Highlighting History I China

Aug 23, 2018

Description:

Venture capital investment in US biotech companies has skyrocketed as Chinese investors continue to fuel ...

Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires

Aug 22, 2018

Description:

In February, as part of our 25th anniversary innovation series, we profiled the discovery and ...

PBS NewsHour: Why a Patient Paid a $285 Copay for a $40 Drug

Aug 22, 2018

Description:

A featured story by PBS NewsHour reaffirms that insurance companies and drug cost middlemen determine ...

Senate Has the Power to Expand Access to Medication for Opioid Addiction

Aug 21, 2018

Description:

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood posted the following op-ed on Linked-In today, making the ...

New Documentary Highlights Consequences of Bad Patent Laws

Aug 20, 2018

Description:

The U.S. leads the world in biotech innovation, delivering solutions to combat debilitating and rare ...

Bread with Reduced-Gluten Wheat? Researchers Successfully Map Wheat Genome

Aug 17, 2018

Description:

In 2006, plant researchers successfully mapped the genome of rice, the first crop to be ...

Changes to the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act Are Essential to Saving Lives in Disasters

Aug 17, 2018

Description:

Writing for The Hill, Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the ...

7 Crops That Could Benefit from CRISPR

Aug 15, 2018

Description:

Since CRISPR was first described in 2005, the gene editing technology’s potential impact on agriculture, human ...

Massive Science | Biotechnology + Agriculture = Good for the Planet

Aug 10, 2018

Description:

From disease-resistant crops, to agriculture microbials that allow plants to absorb more nutrients from the ...

Win a Free Company Presentation at #BIF18 with the Buzz of BIO Contest

Aug 9, 2018

Description:

The Buzz of BIO contest provides an excellent opportunity for companies looking to gain exposure ...

No Seriously — Trust the Experts

Aug 8, 2018

Description:

Well, it’s official. We’ve finally reach the point where people are getting their advice from ...

Vote for Gene Editing Panel at 2019 SXSW

Aug 7, 2018

Description:

Vote for “Gene Editing and The Future of Food and Agriculture” panel at the 2019 ...

BIO Latin America: Agricultural Biotechnology in Brazil

Aug 1, 2018

Description:

The food and agriculture industry is on the verge of unleashing the potential that the ...

Will ECJ Ruling Be “The Deathblow for Plant Biotech in Europe”?

Jul 31, 2018

Description:

On July 25, when the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s highest court, ...

Pfizer CEO: How the Biopharmaceutical Industry Creates Value (And Jobs) for the U.S. Economy

Jul 31, 2018

Description:

In a recent piece for Forbes, Pfizer’s Chairman and CEO Ian Read highlights the significant ...

BIO Commends Rep. Comstock for Introduction of SUCCESS Act

Jul 30, 2018

Description:

This week, Representative Comstock introduced the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success ...

Confronting Misinformation and Fearmongering…One Brand At A Time

Jul 26, 2018

Description:

Public opinion on GMOs is often driven by misinformation and myths, despite scientific consensus that GMOs ...

Early-Stage Portfolios Can Win Over Active Investors at BIO Investor Forum

Jul 25, 2018

Description:

This fall more than 200 biotech CEOs from 25 different countries will attend the 17th ...

Innovative Policies Drive the Biobased Economy

Jul 25, 2018

Description:

This year not only marks the 25th anniversary of BIO, but this year we also ...

As Out-of-Pocket Costs Rise, Insurers Spend Big on Administrative Costs

Jul 25, 2018

Description:

It seems every week the insurance industry is busy pointing the finger at biopharmaceutical innovators ...

Greenwood: America Leads in Biopharmaceutical Innovation. Let’s Keep It That Way.

Jul 24, 2018

Description:

Writing last week for Morning Consult, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood proposed several policy ...

A New NAS Report Says Gene Editing is a “Breakthrough Opportunity”

Jul 24, 2018

Description:

There’s a huge opportunity to improve agriculture with gene editing. But we need to give ...

GMO Answers LIVE at IFT 2018

Jul 20, 2018

Description:

Each year, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) holds their annual meeting and expo.  Since 1939, ...

#BIOWC18 | Day 3 Wrap-Up

Jul 20, 2018

Description:

The last day of the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology wrapped up Thursday, ...

TROL Act Reintroduced in House

Jul 20, 2018

Description:

Strong patents are the lifeblood of the biotech industry. They are critical in ensuring a ...

Innovate for the Future Tour | 2018 Forbes AgTech Summit

Jul 20, 2018

Description:

Following Food, Health and Environmental Future Day at the 2018 BIO International Convention, BIO’s Executive ...

Insurers Should Prevent Pharmacy Counter Sticker Shock, Not Encourage It

Jul 19, 2018

Description:

Sticker shock at the pharmacy counter is becoming increasingly more common for patients across the ...

#BIOWC18 | Day 2 Wrap-Up

Jul 19, 2018

Description:

At the start of the second day of programming at the 2018 BIO World Congress ...

Insurers and PBMs Limit Access to Safer Opioid Alternatives

Jul 18, 2018

Description:

Opioid abuse and addiction in America continues to ravish communities, families, and individuals across the ...

#BIOWC18 | Day 1 Wrap-Up

Jul 18, 2018

Description:

Programming for the 15th BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology kicked off on Tuesday, July ...

BIO Congratulates 2018 George Washington Carver and Rosalind Franklin Award Recipients

Jun 22, 2018

Description:

Each year at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, BIO recognizes innovators in the ...

A Milestone for America’s Patent System

Jun 21, 2018

Description:

“Innovation has been the life blood of this country since its founding,” said Secretary of ...

Insurers Shift Costs and Facts

Jun 21, 2018

Description:

As health insurance companies begin setting rates for 2019, many consumers are once again faced ...

Making Food Crops that Feed Themselves

Jun 21, 2018

Description:

“By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With limited land, and ...

GMOs Help Us Combat Global Food Security and Sustainability Challenges

Jun 19, 2018

Description:

Every day, farmers around the world use GMOs to help combat threats to food and ...

Future Leaders in Biotechnology

Jun 18, 2018

Description:

BIO’s International Convention was packed with compelling keynote speeches, and dozens of fireside chats and ...

Always Follow the Science, Neurologica Blog Advises

Jun 15, 2018

Description:

We know that the world is round because of science. We have an exceptional understanding ...

Senator Hatch Calls Out IPR Flaws

Jun 14, 2018

Description:

During today’s Senate Judiciary hearing, Senator Orrin Hatch addressed the dysfunctional interplay of the inter ...

Greenwood comment on PABNAB

Jun 13, 2018

Description:

BIO and BIO’s Board-level Workforce Development, Diversity and Inclusion (WDDI) Committee were disappointed that the ...

#BIO2018 Makes History in Boston

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

“We believe that because of the work that’s been done and the work that will ...

Heralding In A New Era of Precision Medicine

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

The healthcare ecosystem is experiencing an acceleration in the uptake of the precision medicine paradigm ...

Defining and Communicating Value

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood has defined value-based agreements as an important part of ...

Navigating Healthcare’s Role in the Digital Revolution

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

Whether checking email from home, downloading a book for a flight or posting to social ...

Biotech Leaders Talk Deal-Making and State of the Industry

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

A standing-room only crowd was captivated as a panel of life science and venture capital ...

Scouring the Genome for Autism Insights

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

Tackling a family of conditions as complex as the various autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) will ...

“Real Opportunity” to Boost Diversity in Biotech

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has set a goal for its member companies to have 50% ...

Understanding the Patient Voice: Unique Perspectives on Healthcare

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

To end Day 2 of Education Tracks at the 2018 BIO International Convention, Julie Gerberding, ...

How Is Genome Editing Revolutionizing Agriculture?

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

“There is a positive story to be shared on both the need for and the ...

BIO Presents Governor Dennis Daugaard with the BIO Lifetime Champion Award

Jun 7, 2018

Description:

It was with applause and admiration that BIO presented the BIO Lifetime Champion Award to ...

BIO 2018 Wednesday Keynote: I’ll have what she’s having

May 22, 2018

Description:

The famous line—”I’ll have what she’s having”—from the movie classic When Harry Met Sally is ...

2017 Rosalind Franklin Award Recipient: CRISPR has the potential to address important challenges

May 18, 2018

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As we’ve covered here before, gene editing holds tremendous promise in advancing modern agriculture. And ...

2018 World Congress: Start Planning with BIO’s Partnering Webinar

May 17, 2018

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It’s hard to believe but the 2018 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia is ...

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Welcomes #BIO2018

May 17, 2018

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On Wednesday, May 16, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh President joined BIO President and CEO, ...

Food Evolution Writer/Producer Trace Sheehan to Keynote Food & Ag Program at #BIO2018

May 15, 2018

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Trace Sheehan, writer and producer of the highly-acclaimed documentary film Food Evolution, will be a ...

BIO’s Start-up Stadium—Springboard to Success

May 14, 2018

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“…we not only received important and relevant feedback about our presentation and technologies, we also ...

Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Mother’s Day

May 11, 2018

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Mother’s Day couldn’t be during a better time of year. The threat of snow is ...

BIO Poised for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt

May 10, 2018

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On June 4th, thousands of individuals from across the globe will head to Boston – ...

Give Your Business Development Skills a Boost Before #BIO2018!

May 10, 2018

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There is no better place to make the connections you need to secure licensing, investment ...

Global Health Columnist: Anti-GMO is Anti-Science

May 9, 2018

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For decades now, climate change activists have used the scientific evidence of global warming to ...

Let’s Be Honest about Labels, Marketing, and the Grocery Store

May 4, 2018

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Consumers are clamoring for honest, accurate information about their food.  And GMOs in food products ...

BIO Communications Responds to Misleading Op-Ed about Medicaid Drug Costs

May 3, 2018

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This week, Dr. Peter Bach of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center authored an op-ed about the ...

You’re Invited: BIO Board Member to Discuss Challenges Facing Emerging Biotechs – and How to Fix Them

May 3, 2018

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Next week, MaxCyte CEO and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Board Member Doug Doerfler will speak ...

BIO’s 2018 Renewable Chemical Report Now Available

May 2, 2018

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In a piece for Biofuels Digest, BIO’s Executive Vice President, Industrial & Environmental Section, Brent ...

Dr. Jeremy Levin on BIO’s Path to an Addiction-Free America

May 2, 2018

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This week, Dr. Jeremy Levin, Chairman and CEO of Ovid Therapeutics and Chair of BIO’s ...

How GMO Answers Marked Earth Month

May 1, 2018

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Sustainability is a major food trend this year – it continues to enter our conversations, whether we’re ...

ICYMI: Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment Critical in Fighting Opioid Addiction

May 1, 2018

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Opioid abuse and addiction in America has reached epidemic heights. The Centers for Disease Control ...

60 Minutes Shines Spotlight on the Power and Promise of CRISPR

Apr 30, 2018

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On Sunday night, 60 Minutes ran a captivating segment on the promise and possibilities of ...

BIO 2018 Start-up Stadium—Springboard to Success

Apr 30, 2018

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Early stage biotech companies face many uphill challenges, not the least of which is where ...

New Book Makes a Persuasive Case for GM by a Man Who Used to Oppose It

Apr 27, 2018

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It’s hard to change your views when you are passionate about something, explains Devang Mehta ...

Rampage: How Hollywood Sees Gene Editing

Apr 13, 2018

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Genetic engineering has long been a favorite topic for Hollywood screenwriters to exploit to make ...

Bill Gates On the Promise of Gene Editing

Apr 12, 2018

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In a recent piece for Foreign Affairs, philanthropist and tech pioneer Bill Gates discusses the ...

Buy GMO to Sustain the Food Supply

Apr 10, 2018

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The world is getting warmer and the population is growing exponentially. The United Nations predicts ...

Fact Checking Misleading Claims about Drug Costs

Apr 9, 2018

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In a series of new blogs, AHIP once again paints drug manufacturers as the culprit ...

What is the Non-GMO Project’s Claim? Driving Sales.

Apr 6, 2018

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In a recent piece on RealAgriculture.com, Andrew Campbell reports that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ...

What Is It with Food Acronyms?

Apr 5, 2018

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I think it’s fair to say, that some, if not most, opponents of genetically modified ...

#BIO2018 Buzz of BIO Contest Winners Announced

Apr 3, 2018

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The competition was strong for #BIO2018’s Buzz of BIO contest but only one winner from ...

A New Framework for Evaluating – and Encouraging – Industry’s IP-Sharing Activities for Global Health

Apr 3, 2018

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The Access to Medicine Foundation and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) teamed up to ...

Springing into the next crop season – what one farmer has planned

Mar 30, 2018

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We’re a country that is generations from being on the farm, for the most part. ...

BIO2018: Robin Roberts, Diana Ross and Record-breaking Partnering

Mar 29, 2018

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As BIO celebrates its 25-year anniversary, the upcoming BIO International Convention June 4-7 at the ...

Flashback Friday: BIO ’97 Rodeo & Ranch Party

Mar 23, 2018

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This post is part of BIO’s yearlong, bi-weekly series called Flashback Friday, highlighting newsletter stories ...

ICYMI: 340B: Good Intentions, Wrong Path

Mar 23, 2018

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It’s been 25 years since Congress created the 340B Drug Discount Program – a program ...

Patents Are The Lifeblood of Biotechnology

Mar 23, 2018

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Strong patents are the lifeblood of the biotechnology industry. They are critical in ensuring a ...

Highlighting History: Hong Kong’s New Listing Regime

Mar 21, 2018

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Recent announcements that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) plans to allow the listing of ...

Grocery Store GMO Myths: Can you help spot them?

Mar 21, 2018

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GMO misinformation is all around us, especially in our grocery aisles. GMO misinformation online and ...

What’s Happening on National Ag Day?

Mar 20, 2018

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Today we celebrate #NationalAgDay. Started in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America, National Ag ...

“You Can’t Hurry Love”, but you can hurry to register for BIO 2018!

Mar 20, 2018

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In 1993 two important events of historical significance occurred: BIO was born, and Diana Ross ...

President’s Cancer Panel Recommends Shift Towards Value

Mar 16, 2018

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This week, the President’s Cancer Panel published a new report entitled “Promoting Value, Affordability, and ...

National Nutrition Month: The Promise of Gene Editing

Mar 15, 2018

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One of the leading voices at the intersection of cooking and nutrition is Monica Reinagel ...

Highlighting History: Taiwan’s Biotech Boom

Mar 15, 2018

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As one of the many economies inspired by the 1980s Biotech Revolution, Taiwan has adapted ...

National Women’s History Month: Rosalind Franklin Nomination Opens

Mar 13, 2018

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Each March, the U.S. celebrates National Women’s History Month, recognizing the great contributions women have ...

Flashback Friday: How FDA is Changing its Regulation of Biotechnology

Mar 9, 2018

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This post is part of BIO’s yearlong, bi-weekly series called Flashback Friday, highlighting newsletter stories ...

Nominate your company to be the Buzz of BIO at #BIO2018!

Mar 9, 2018

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Are you an innovative biotech company that is R&D-intensive and looking to develop strategic partnerships ...

International Women’s Day: Women in Science and Food and Agriculture

Mar 8, 2018

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In honor of today being International Women’s Day, and March representing National Women’s Month, I’d ...

International Women’s Day: Highlighting Women Pioneers in Science & Medicine

Mar 8, 2018

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the work of two leaders and pioneers ...

Different Perspectives for AHIP to Consider During Today’s Discussion on Drug Costs

Mar 8, 2018

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This week, America’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, is hosting its annual health policy conference. ...

Local Government Bans GM Crops to Decrease Pesticide Use While County Continues to Use Pesticide

Mar 7, 2018

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The use of fearmongering around genetically modified (GM) crops by the organic industry has led ...

Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency

Mar 7, 2018

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The weather report shows a 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow. Should you pack an ...

BIO at 25 – A View of the Past; a Glimpse into the Future

Mar 6, 2018

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In recognition of BIO’s 25th anniversary, BIO CEO and President, Jim Greenwood sat down with ...

Secretary Azar Talks Opioid Strategy with NGA

Mar 5, 2018

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Recently, HHS Secretary Alex Azar joined the National Governors Association to discuss opioid addiction and ...

GMO Answers Continues to Promote Sound Science Amidst Ongoing Misinformation Campaigns

Mar 5, 2018

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Despite over 20 years of evidence showing that genetically modified crops (GMOs) are safe for ...

Reps. Upton and Dingell on Solving America’s Opioid Crisis

Mar 3, 2018

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Writing this morning for the Detroit Free Press, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) ...

The State Of Biotech Regulations In 2018 — An Ag Policy Expert’s Perspective

Mar 3, 2018

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At GMO Answers, we focus primarily on public consumer education and awareness campaigns. Our materials ...

Bill Gates Calls GMOs ‘Perfectly Healthy’ – And Scientists Say He’s Right

Mar 2, 2018

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Bill Gates has a message for those advocating against genetically modified organisms: I’m disappointed. Business ...

We’re Reaching a Tipping Point in the Biobased Economy

Mar 1, 2018

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In a piece for Biofuels Digest, BIO’s Executive Vice President, Industrial & Environmental Section, Brent ...

Biotech is key to Achieving International Trilateral Group’s Goals

Feb 28, 2018

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This week in Geneva three key UN agencies are meeting to address and advance their ...

Harnessing the Power of Nature: How Agrobacterium Has Advanced Food and Agriculture Innovation

Feb 27, 2018

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Editor’s Note: As part of BIO’s 25th Anniversary celebration we will be spotlighting biotechnology innovations ...

Flashback Friday: Getting to the Grassroots of the Matter

Feb 24, 2018

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This post is part of BIO’s yearlong, bi-weekly series called Flashback Friday, highlighting newsletter stories ...

Highlighting History: South Korea Goes for Biotech Gold

Feb 23, 2018

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With the Olympic Games concluding this week in South Korea, the pomp and circumstances in ...

Busting the Myth: GMO Corn Does Increase Crop Yields

Feb 23, 2018

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A recent study published by Scientific Reports, and expanded upon in an article by Paul ...

Innovation (at Home and in the Lab) Can Reduce Your Heart-Attack Risk

Feb 22, 2018

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Over the last decade, I’ve become increasingly conscious of maintaining my cardiovascular health, making dietary ...