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BIO Welcomes 21 New Companies to Industrial & Environmental Section

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization today announced 21 companies have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section over the past year. The announcement comes as BIO expands its programming for the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will feature sessions on innovations in agriculture, gene editing, renewable chemicals, biofuels, food ingredients, synthetic biology and more. The 2019 BIO World Congress will take place at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, July 8-11, 2019.

Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, welcomed the new members, stating:

“BIO welcomes these new members as we continue to lead advocacy efforts for the advancement of industrial biotechnology, and thus the strengthening of the bio-based economy. These new member companies represent innovations taking place in various aspects of the bio-based economy, from technology development to those that produce renewable chemicals, bio-based materials and bioplastics, and advanced and cellulosic biofuels. BIO looks forward to working with these companies as we continue to drive policies that foster innovation.”

The full list of new members includes:

  • Agrisoma Biosciences
  • Avantium
  • Biomere Tech
  • Blue Marble Biomaterials
  • Byogy Renewables
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Domtar Biomaterials
  • E.M. Sergeant Pulp & Chemical Co.
  • Gevo
  • Industrial Microbes
  • KnipBio
  • Lumen Bioscience
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Steeper Energy
  • Twist Bioscience
  • Velocys
  • VertuBio
  • Vestaron
  • Virent
  • Xylome
  • Zymergen

About BIO

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.


Upcoming BIO Events


BIO International Convention
June 3-6, 2019
Philadelphia, PA


BIO World Congress
July 8-11, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa


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Last Updated: 28-Nov-2018