Former Pennsylvania congressman James Greenwood has assumed the post of president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,000 member organizations across three major areas of research and development: healthcare, food and agriculture, and industrial and environmental biotechnology. Carl B. Feldbaum, president of BIO from its inception in 1993, has retired.

"The biotechnology industry is dedicated to solving humanity's toughest problems; it's creating cures for heartbreaking diseases, improved crops for better nutrition, and clean biofuels for a better environment," said Greenwood. "In 2004, the industry delivered on all fronts, with dozens of new products reaching consumers."

BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations.

Source: Association Release