Ab Basu led the agricultural state affairs division of BIO for nearly a decade. BIO is the national trade association for the biotech industry. He developed a multi-regional approach to state affairs issues management for BIO advocacy, and established direct representation for the industry in numerous states across the country on both defensive and proactive challenges.  Ab has worked on issues facing many platforms of the biotech industry including agribusiness, energy, bio-sector economic development, and health care.