Author Archive: George Goodno

George Goodno

George is the Director of State Policy Communications at BIO and enjoys the opportunity to advocate for and educate audiences about the positive societal and economic impact of the bioscience industry. Another great aspect of his job is getting to work with BIO’s broad network of state bioscience associations to help advance legislative and regulatory initiatives that will continue to improve this high-skill, high-wage industry. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, hiking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with his awesome wife and two daughters.

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Big Things Are Happening within Iowa’s Biotech Industry

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Over the last decade Iowa has built a specialized and diverse bioscience industry. In particular, it has become a national leader in the agricultural biosciences where the state accounts for 10 percent of U.S. employment. As this article from The Scientist demonstrates, Iowa is no longer just an Ag bioscience hub, its significant investments in biopharma R&D are paying off and demonstrating the value of bioscience innovation in growing jobs and improving quality of life.

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Bioscience Report Shows Industry Creating Jobs and Driving Innovation

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BIO’s most recent industry-focused economic development report shows increased employment within the U.S. bioscience industry for the last four consecutive years. The report also shows impressive bioscience industry strength and resilience, with employment growth of nearly 10 percent since 2001. Among technology sectors the bioscience industry has been a leading performer over this period. Among the most impressive finding from the report is the strong track record of growth of the biosciences, particularly when compared Read More >

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BIO’s Statement Regarding SCOTUS Patent Review Decision

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BIO issued the following statement following yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the case of Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee. “Regrettably, today the Supreme Court missed an opportunity in the case of Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee to reign in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board‘s invalidation of many patents under looser standards than would apply in federal court. “While we are disappointed in the Court’s ruling, it Read More >

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Life Sciences Roundtable Event Addressed the Value of Innovation

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Yesterday, BIO’s Jeanne Haggerty, Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations, participated in a roundtable discussion with Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45), the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) and UC Irvine Biological Sciences School for at the Beckman Laser Institute. Rep. Walters shared with the group an update on the biotechnology federal landscape. The roundtable further addressed policies that bolster life sciences innovation, research and development, patient access to care and more. A special thanks to Read More >

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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

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Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California. This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation. As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state. April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Read More >

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