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Welcome to BIOtech Now

BIOtech Now is the first in a number of new products from BIO intended to enhance our communications with the biotech community — not only with our members, but with other stakeholders as well. This monthly e-newsletter, combined with its web site, serves as our flagship in that effort. BIOtech Now will: Offer original content that emphasizes the business needs of the industry. Highlight BIO’s advocacy efforts. Provide a portal to all BIO activities and Read More >

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Food and Energy Security: Raising AgriBio’s Profile

The world’s population is projected to reach 9.1 billion by the middle of this century. Feeding that number of people — in addition to producing animal feed, fiber and biofuels — will require a 70 percent increase in overall agricultural production, primarily in the developing world, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO). That is why the priorities for BIO’s Food and Agriculture Section in the coming year start with increasing Read More >

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Efforts to Restrict Gene Patenting and Licensing Would Threaten Advances in Public Health and Harm the National Economy

On February 4th, BIO hosted a media briefing on how efforts to restrict gene patenting and licensing would threaten advances in public health and harm the national economy. Participants included: BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood; Senator Birch Bayh, co-author of the Bayh-Dole Act; Brian Stanton, Ph.D., Task Force Member on Intellectual Property and Access to Genetic Testing; Jim Davis, Ph.D., J.D., General Counsel of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Jon Soderstrom, Ph.D., Managing Director of Read More >

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Global Dialogue on Meeting Food Needs for the Next Generation

When we look at the challenges affecting our world today, many come to mind – energy demand, food security and climate change, just to name a few. Biotechnology provides tools to meet all of these challenges. The sustainable farming practices afforded to today’s modern farmers allow us to produce more food, fuel and fiber on less land with less environmental impact. These technologies – and the policies and infrastructures needed to realize their benefit – Read More >

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Touring CA Biotech Companies with Governor Howard Dean, MD

Last summer, BIO joined with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean to advocate for biosimilar legislation that protects patient safety and promotes necessary incentives for continued innovation of biologics. The Governor, a trained physician, is a passionate supporter of the value of biotech products in treating disease and reducing healthcare costs. To further familiarize him with the diversity of our member companies, I accompanied Governor Dean for a two-day tour of California biotech companies earlier this Read More >

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