Letters, Testimony & Comments

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business...
July 28 2011
January 7, 2011 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Public Oral Comments Ladies and Gentlemen:...
January 11 2011
Re: Draft National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research (FR Doc. E9-9313) Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology...
May 27 2009
June 6th, 2007 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Office of the Speaker H-232, US Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi: As...
June 6 2007
April 10th, 2007 The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear MR. Leader: As...
April 10 2007
Janna Tom, Assistant Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of California; Vice President for Public Policy, Association of...
November 20 2004
Dear Sir/Madam: The following comments are provided by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,000...
September 27 2004
President-Elect George W. Bush Bush-Cheney Transition Headquarters 1800 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20270 Dear President-Elect...
January 17 2001
Harold Shapiro, Ph.D. Chairman c/o E. Randolph Hull National Bioethics Advisory Commission 6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 5B01...
March 22 1999
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pluripotent stem cells research provides the hope of a new generation of therapeutics. Using cell transplants...
January 12 1999
Cloning is the most recent evolution of selective assisted breeding in animal husbandry. Cloning animals is a reliable way of reproducing...
Every Year... -of the 57 million people who die, 10.5 million are children under 5 years and 1.5 million are children between the ages...
December 1 2011
On December 1, BIO submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the importance of implementing policies that will spur job growth through capital formation while protecting investors.  
July 28 2011
BIO submitted testimony in support of USDA research funding to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. Ag research programs within the USDA have sparked agricultural innovation and will help to solve the critical food and energy security challenges facing a rapidly growing global population.
January 11 2011
Public oral comments by David Edwards (BIO) to President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) regarding the need to increase funding for agricultural research in research agencies and for extramural grants.
May 27 2009
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the opportunity to submit comments on the draft guidelines for human stem cell research, published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2009...
June 6 2007
As President & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to express BIO’s support for S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act...
March 25 2014
Principles reaffirm and broaden biotech industry’s commitment to transparency, advancing research
March 5 2014
Many of the provisions included in this budget proposal would jeopardize the continued biotech research and development that is necessary to find cures and breakthrough medicines for patients living with debilitating and life-threatening diseases. 
July 10 2013
H.R. 2629 will cut compliance costs for innovative emerging biotech companies
April 8 2013
Strong Intellectual Property Protection Is Vital For The Life Sciences Industry.
July 20 2012
New bill will update SEC filing status classifications to ease costly regulatory burdens on small public companies