Biotechnology Industry Organization changes name
“This name change does not alter our mission or the value we deliver," BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said. "We are better describing what our members do, who they are and how they think. 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.”
The organization will continue to use the shortened BIO name.
BIO serves as the world's largest trade organization for biotechnology organizations, academic institutions, and related biotechnology and technology companies in more than 30 countries worldwide. Its members are involved in testing, research and development related to health care, agricultural, industrial and biotechnology products.
“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.”