Introduction from James C. Greenwood

Dear Readers:

As the president and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), it is my privilege to represent an industry that is saving and improving the lives, health, and well-being of billions of people around the world. Innovative biotechnology products are transforming the fight against disease, hunger, and pollution. I am proud to be associated with the dedicated men and women who make up the biotechnology industry and who are at the forefront of creating solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges.

I am equally proud of the significant life science contributions of my hometown, the Greater Philadelphia region. Having represented parts of this region as a state and federal legislator, I have been a witness to its remarkable rise.

Our region's success is built on strong foundations, starting with world-class research universities and medical centers that provide a steady stream of...

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