Author Archive: Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Jim joined BIO as President & CEO in 2005 after representing the eighth district of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms.  He had worked with BIO while in Congress on stem cell research and other health issues, and has since learned so much about the many applications of the science in food and agriculture and in industrial and environmental biotechnology.

Due to its revolutionary research and development in issues ranging from feeding the world by increasing crop yields to healing the world with new medicines to providing cleaner sources of energy, Jim is a passionate champion for biotechnology. When visiting member companies, he is inspired by executives and scientists who are united in their mission to help patients, farmers and other consumers lead a better life.

Prior to Congress, Jim served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate for six years each.  He and his wife Tina live in historic Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (where he has participated in the re-enactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776). He enjoys fishing, birding and scuba diving.

You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamescgreenwood.

Latest Posts

Continued progress in advanced biofuels relies on the RFS

Jim Greenwood

There is widespread agreement among experts, policy makers and the public that the United States must overcome its addiction to fossil fuels to protect the environment and for reasons of national security. As in any addiction, interventions are necessary to break bad habits. Fortunately, in 2007 Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requiring increased production and use of renewable fuels from multiple sources. American companies are making steady progress in creating advanced plant-based fuels. Read More >

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Raising the Stakes in Biotech

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Small biotech companies continue to struggle to obtain funding as capital markets remain tight. The S&P downgrade may create even tighter credit markets and raise the cost of available credit, for small and large companies. To the extent that the downgrade leads capital flows out of the U.S., that hurts biotech. Biotech’s contributions to the world are critically needed. Our industry holds great promise for curing and treating many prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, Read More >

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How we are advancing American innovation to cure disease and save lives

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Mankind’s need to cure disease, combat hunger and discover new forms of energy has never been more urgent. Yet despite the extraordinary hope offered by biotechnology to solve these problems, government policies and the capital formation environment necessary to support these goals are insufficiently conducive to allowing us to meet these critical challenges. During our 2011 BIO International Convention, we unveiled a strategic initiative to speed scientific breakthroughs, develop cures and grow the bio-economy. The Read More >

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Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology to Cure Disease and Save Lives

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The other day I came across an article discussing vaccinations and the author mentioned his 15-year-old son asking him: “Dad, what’s polio?” Many of us are old enough to remember a time when polio struck fear and caused suffering for millions.  Today, at least in the developed world, polio is something kids have to ask their parents to explain to them. Imagine someday, our grandchildren asking us, “What was cancer?” How great would that be? Read More >

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BIOtechNOW: Where the biotech industry meets online

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As the biotech industry prepares to meet at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC next week, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve re-launched BIOtechNOW as a multi-blog platform. Our new platform aims to create an online biotech community where we can connect to discuss the latest industry news – kind of like our convention, but available online 365 days a year. BIOtechNOW will be a critical component of our advocacy, education and business Read More >

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