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Biotechnology Feeds, Heals and Fuels the World

An overview of how Biotechnology is helping to solve some of the worlds most challenging problems.

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Biotechnology Feeds, Heals and Fuels the World

  1. 1. Biotech: Progress in Pursuit of Saving Lives March 30, 2007 Chandler, AZ Jim Greenwood BIO President & CEO www.bio.org
  2. 2. Health & Medical Industrial & Environmental Food & Agriculture Ending Hunger Reducing Pollution Fighting Disease
  3. 3. Food & Agriculture: Feeding the World 5 million children under 5 die each year of hunger-related causes 850 million people go hungry today World population of 10 billion by 2030
  4. 4. Food & Agriculture: Feeding the World <ul><li>Golden rice (Vitamin A) </li></ul><ul><li>10 million farmers grow biotech crops </li></ul>
  5. 5. Industrial Biotech: Reducing Pollution Cellulosic Ethanol Renewable Energy Less CO 2 from fossil fuels More U.S. energy independence
  6. 6. Industrial Biotech: Reducing Pollution <ul><li>Cellulosic Ethanol </li></ul>Bioplastics & Materials Cleaner Industrial Processes
  7. 7. Health & Medical: Fighting Disease Cancer Autoimmune Disorders HIV/AIDS Heart Disease Alzheimer’s Multiple Sclerosis Diabetes Influenza 200+ Therapies & Vaccines 400+ Products in Clinical Trials
  8. 8. Slaying the Cost Dragon Diabetes: $132B Cancer: $210B Cardiovascular disease: $403B Hospital Care: $571B Doctor & Clinical: $400B Prescription Drugs: $188B
  9. 9. Personalized Medicine <ul><li>Predictive </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-emptive </li></ul><ul><li>Screening & diagnostics </li></ul><ul><li>Prophylactic treatment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Biotechnology Industry <ul><li>40,000 bioscience businesses </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million direct jobs </li></ul><ul><li>5.8 million additional jobs </li></ul><ul><li>$66,775 average annual wage </li></ul><ul><li>$26,000 above private sector average </li></ul>
  11. 11. Business Model <ul><li>Investor backed startups </li></ul><ul><li>Long development time </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory approval </li></ul><ul><li>Funding future R&D </li></ul>
  12. 12. US Business Environment Conducive To Biotechnology <ul><li>Capital markets </li></ul><ul><li>Legal & regulatory </li></ul><ul><li>Patent protection </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Arizona Biotechnology <ul><li>Capital markets </li></ul><ul><li>Legal & regulatory </li></ul><ul><li>Patent protection </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul>
  • endtew12

    Apr. 3, 2010
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    Jun. 2, 2009
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    Feb. 22, 2009

An overview of how Biotechnology is helping to solve some of the worlds most challenging problems.

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