(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) received the ‘Innovator in Biotechnology’ Award from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in recognition of his efforts to embrace the value of biotechnology and promote policies to unleash the potential of life-saving innovations. BIO gives this award to Members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates, and champions for the biotechnology and life sciences industries.
Rep. Hollingsworth received his award from Kristin Jones, President, and CEO of the Indiana Health Industry Forum.
“For decades, this country has led the world in biotechnology innovation, successfully pushing the limits of finding cures for some of the deadliest diseases,” said Rep. Trey Hollingsworth. “I’m honored to fight overreaching bureaucracy so we can continue to invest in life-saving research and cures.”
“The life sciences industry in Indiana provides jobs for over 58,000 people. Congressman Hollingsworth has been an invaluable advocate for the biotechnology community – both in Indiana’s 9th District and the nation at large,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “We thank him for outstanding leadership and dedication to supporting the innovative capacity and job-creating potential of American life science companies.”
“Congressman Hollingsworth has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policies that advance the jobs-creating potential of America’s biotechnology industry as we address the most pressing medical, agricultural, industrial and environmental challenges facing our nation and the world,” said Greenwood. “His commitment to supporting the needs of America’s innovative life science companies allows them to focus on what matters – delivering life-saving and life-enhancing products.”
In the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1645, the Fostering Innovation Act, introduced by Rep. Hollingsworth and then Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to help ensure that costly regulations don’t stand in the way of successful biopharmaceutical research.
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association dedicated to helping create an environment for successful innovation across healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology which is transforming how we heal, fuel and feed the world.