BIO Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. AND BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION v. FRESENIUS USA, INC. AND FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association, representing over 1,100 companies, academic institutions, and biotechnology centers in all 50 states and in countries spanning the globe.1 BIO members are actively involved in cutting edge research and development of biotechnology products.

At its simplest, biotechnology is technology that employs the biological processes of cells and biomolecules to produce useful products. Mankind has been using biotechnology for millennia. For example, cheese, bread, and beer are all historical examples of humans harnessing the power of biotechnology to produce useful products.