The Smell of Politics is in the Air: Biotech and Political Conventions

Well this weekend is labor day and Fall is right around the corner and it’s high season for politics. This weekend the Democrats are in Denver nominating their candidate, Barack Obama and next week the Republicans will be in Minneapolis nominating John McCain.

Some of my colleagues from BIO are in Denver this week, checking out the convention. Josh Boger, Chairman of BIO and President & CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals was even interviewed by BlogHer. Watch the interview.

Why is BIO at the Democratic National Convention you may ask? To sum it up in one word — education. BIO goes to educate public officials at all levels, as well as candidates about the importance of creating policies that promote biotechnology innovation so that we can address the challenges facing our nation in health care, energy security and fuel prices, global food supply, and global warming & environmental sustainability.

BIO will not endorse either candidate and we will go to BOTH conventions, so look for us at the Republican National Convention next week.

For more info on biotechnology, be sure to check out our YouTube channel.


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