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BIO Changes Name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  
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To better reflect the remarkable progress and groundbreaking innovations its members achieve in healing, fueling and feeding the world, Biotechnology Industry Organization is changing its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The organization will continue to use the shortened, “BIO” name.

In the more than 22 years since its founding, BIO has united scientists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and the public to advance breakthrough cures and products in fields ranging from health, food and agricultural to industrial and environmental.

“This name change does not alter our mission or the value we deliver. We are better describing what our members do, who they are and how they think,” BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, said. “Our members are some of the most innovative people on the planet. Biotech companies and research institutions are filled with scientists and entrepreneurs who ‘see’ a different future. And then they innovate to change the course of history.”

“Everything we do is focused on improving the world we live in,” Greenwood said. “Our name and identity need to reflect the accelerating sense of improvement and discovery our members are helping to lead.”

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