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BIO Letter of Support for 21st Century Cures Legislation

21st Century Cures Act

Today, BIO sent a letter to Reps. Boehner and Pelosi in support of the 21st Century Cures Act. In the letter, we applaud Chairman Upton, Ranking Member Pallone and Congresswoman DeGette’s efforts on H.R. 6., which takes important steps toward placing patients at the center of the drug development process. We also expressed support for precision medicine through genomics and regulatory science to help better understand the molecular basis of disease and develop precision therapies tailored to each Read More >

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Understanding the Wider Implications of HR 9: Patent Reform’s Impact on Agriculture


The House Judiciary Committee recently approved H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, legislation they hoped would reduce frivolous patent-related litigation, frequently filed by so-called “patent trolls.”  Unfortunately, rather than surgically targeting abusive lawsuits, H.R. 9 would fundamentally alter the ability of legitimate patent holders to defend their rights. Agricultural innovation, biotechnology and sustainable agriculture will help society meet monumental challenges presented by the expected growth in demand for animal feed, food, fibers, biofuels and pharmaceuticals.  However, Read More >

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2015 BIO World Congress Will Hold Workshops Focusing on Current Investment Trends

BIO World Congress

BIO recently announced the schedule of workshops for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. These workshops are designed for focused discussions on the newest trends in business strategies, investment opportunities and technology development in industrial biotechnology. Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section argued that: “Government policies supporting the development of biomass and biobased products signals to private investors that there is a strong market for these products. The confluence of policy and Read More >

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Missed #BIO2015? There’s an app for that.

bio2015 virtual attendee package

If you missed out on BIO 2015 in Philadelphia last month – or didn’t get the chance to go to all the sessions you wanted – I’ve got the solution for you. For the first time ever, select educational programming is now available in our Virtual Attendee Package, featuring sessions from tracks including Business Development & Finance, Digital Health, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics, and more. You’ll be able to hear from speakers Read More >

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Attending BIO World Congress? Plan Your Trip to Montréal!

BIO World Congress

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. This year’s World Congress will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. While attending this year’s conference, we hope that you can take the opportunity to explore the great city of Montreal. Summer is a very exciting time there! For instance, Read More >

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