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Norway Joins Biotech Assoc.

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The Norwegian Bioindustry Association is one of 20 founding members of the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA).

The goal of the ICBA is to advocate for public policies that support the growth of the biotechnology industry worldwide. Jim Greenwood, president and chief executive officer of the Biotechnology Industry Organization in the U.S., was elected chairman.

“Biotechnology is geared at enhancing our quality of life and responding to society’s grand challenges such as an ageing and ever increasing population, healthcare choice and affordability, resource efficiency, food security, climate change, energy shortages and economic growth,” said Nathalie Moll, ICBA’s vice chair and secretary general of EuropaBio.

The ICBA is scheduled to meet annually at the BIO International Convention.