PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO’s new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, announced during Wednesday afternoon’s Keynote Luncheon of the 2015 BIO International Convention that the Biotechnology Industry Organization would soon become the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Cohen, in his first remarks as BIO’s new Board Chair, said, “I’m pleased to announce that the BIO Board has approved a change to BIO’s name… from the Biotechnology Industry Organization to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Still BIO, but now with a name that better expresses the essence of what our member companies represent.”
The new name will be launched in early 2016.
BIO’s President and CEO, Jim Greenwood added, "This is a great move that will help clarify for policymakers and the public the heart of our industry - scientific innovation that will help to heal, feed and fuel the world. Each day, our members use cutting edge science and technology to deliver game-changing products, therapies and cures to improve the human condition.”
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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