The World Medical Association reviews the Declaration on Helsinki

Re: DoH Call for Comments 08/2008

Dear Sir or Madam:

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the World Medical Association’s (WMA’s) Declaration of Helsinki.

BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies, thereby expanding the boundaries of science to benefit humanity by providing better healthcare, enhanced agriculture, and a cleaner and safer environment.

We very much appreciate the opportunity to provide input. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or clarification of our comments.




Sara Radcliffe

Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs

Biotechnology Industry Organization BIO Comments on the Declaration of Helsinki, 25 August 2008, p. 2 of