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Company Overview of Biotechnology Industry Organization

Company Overview

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is an association of more than 1000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations. The organization provides biotechnology information, advocacy, and business development services to member companies. It offers services that include research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals, drug discovery and development, genomics, and proteomics. BIO was created through the merger of the Industrial Biotechnology Association and the Association of Biotechnology Companies. The organization was founded in 1993 and is based i...

1201 Maryland Avenue SW

Suite 900

Washington, DC 20024

United States

Founded in 1993



Key Executives for Biotechnology Industry Organization

Chief Executive Officer and President
Executive Vice President of International Affairs
Executive Vice President for Emerging Companies and Business Development
Chairman of Industrial & Environmental Section and Director
Age: 52
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Biotechnology Industry Organization Key Developments

Biotechnology Industry Organization Appoints James Sapirstein BIO's ECS Board of Directors and BioNJ's Board of Trustees

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the appointment of ContraVir CEO James Sapirstein to the Biotechnology Industry Organization Emerging Companies Section Governing Board (ECSGB) and the Capital Formation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Sapirstein has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of BioNJ. James Sapirstein brings more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to BIO and BioNJ and continues to advocate support for the life sciences industry both within ContraVir's home state and across the country.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Appoints Ron Cohen as the Chair of the Biotechnology Industry Organization

Acorda Therapeutics Inc. announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Cohen, M.D. has been elected as the Chair of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. He will also serve as the Chairman of the Health Section Governing Board. The BIO chair is a rotational position. Dr. Cohen will serve in this role through June 2016, and is eligible for re-election for another 1-year term. He previously served as Chair of the Emerging Companies Section Governing Board and Vice Chair of the Health Section Governing Board of BIO.

Biotechnology Industry Organization Presents at BioEquity Europe 2015, May-19-2015 09:00 AM

Biotechnology Industry Organization Presents at BioEquity Europe 2015, May-19-2015 09:00 AM. Venue: InterContinental Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Speakers: David Thomas, Director, Industry Research & Analysis.

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