WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) as a Legislator of the Year for 2013-2014. Representative Holt receives the award in conjunction with today’s BIO Legislative Day Fly-In.
"Congressman Holt has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policy that advances all the sciences, including biotechnology. Through his over fifteen years of service to the citizens of New Jersey's 12th district, he has elevated the level of discussion and support for science in the U.S. Congress. By demonstrating a respect for research and an appreciation of scientific thinking, he has set a standard to which we all can aspire," said Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ.
More than 250 biotechnology industry representatives from over 40 states will participate in hundreds of meetings with Members of the House and Senate during the BIO Legislative Day Fly-In. Participants will discuss issues critical to the biotechnology industry including, adequate reimbursement for vital therapies under Medicare, FDA funding, tax policy, and capital formation issues relevant to biotechnology companies.
Photos of the award presentation are available upon request.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.
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