The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) respectfully submits the following comments in opposition to Senate Bill 1049. An Act Prohibiting Certain Gifts from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies to Health Care Providers. BIO is a national trade organization, based in Washington, D.C., representing more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and realted organizations worldwide. BIO members are involved in research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
In Connecticut, we work closely with the Connecticut United for Resarch Excellence, an organization that represents more than 100 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions and others dedicated to advancing cutting edge research.