ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Biotech Trade Associations form ICBA to increase int'l support.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
July 17, 2014 - International confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced ratification of bylaws creating International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), which will advocate for public policies supporting growth of innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, elected as ICBA Chairman, said that forming ICBA allows industry to better coordinate, organize, and face these challenging issues globally together.

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed


Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave., SW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC, 20024
USA



Press release date: July 10, 2014

Group’s Membership Represents Six Continents

WASHINGTON--An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide.

“However, the biotechnology sector faces both challenges and opportunities that cross borders. In forming the ICBA, our industry is taking an important step that allows us to better coordinate, organize and face these issues around the world together.”

Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was elected ICBA Chairman, and Nathalie Moll, Secretary General of EuropaBio, was elected Vice Chair, each serving a two-year term. The Council will meet annually at the BIO International Convention.

“The increasingly global biotechnology industry provides breakthrough products and technologies that combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes,” said Greenwood. “However, the biotechnology sector faces both challenges and opportunities that cross borders. In forming the ICBA, our industry is taking an important step that allows us to better coordinate, organize and face these issues around the world together."

“Biotechnology is geared at enhancing our quality of life and responding to society’s grand challenges such as an ageing and ever increasing population, healthcare choice and affordability, resource efficiency, food security, climate change, energy shortages and economic growth,” said Moll. “The ICBA will advocate for more efficient and effective governance, science-based regulatory systems and the right framework conditions for competitiveness and innovation to ensure faster and more equitable access to biotech products and processes for patients, farmers and consumers around the world."

ICBA Founding Members are as follows:

AfricaBio - Africa

ASSOBIOTEC - Italy

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises - India

AusBiotech - Australia

Belgian Biotech Association - Belgium

BIO Deutschland - Germany

BioIndustry Association – United Kingdom

BIOTECanada - Canada

Biotechnology Industry Organization – United States of America

EuropaBio - Europe

Foro Argentino de Biotecnologia - Argentina

German Association of Biotechnology Industries - Germany

HollandBIO - Netherlands

Hungarian Biotech Association - Hungary

Japan Bioindustry Association - Japan

Norwegian Bioindustry Association – Norway

PeruBiotech - Peru

Portugal’s Biotechnology Industry Organization – Portugal

Spanish Bioindustry Association - Spain

Swiss Biotech Association - Switzerland

Contacts

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
George Goodno, 202-962-6660
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Teleconference: BIO, Companies to Discuss Progress in Cellulosic Biofuel Production
BIO Announces Plenary Sessions and Participants for the 2014 BIO Investor Forum
BIO Highlights the Value of Intellectual Property for Animal Biotechnology at the 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit
BIO Issues Call for Sessions for 2015 BIO International Convention
2014 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO Winners Announced
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address