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Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1993, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the largest trade organization in the world that represents the biotechnology industry. According to their about page: “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.”

Funded by / Ownership

BIO is a Nonprofit Tax Exempt: 501(c)(6) and is funded through donations by persons, organizations and corporations.

Analysis / Bias

Biotechnology Innovation Organization does not really post news related to politics, but rather focuses on advocacy for the advancement of biotechnology. They do have a section on the website called News & Reports where they do opine primarily about healthcare news. In some cases they have a favorable view of Trump policies such as here and other where they vilify his policies towards health care. Everything on this website is well sourced and related to science or the politics that drives it.

Overall, this a pro-Science source. (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2018)

Source: https://www.bio.org


 

 

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