Health Care

BIOtechNOW talks to GEN's John Sterling regarding the upcoming BIO International Convention.

GEN's Editor-in-Chief John Sterling outlines his picks for the top ten "must attend" breakout sessions at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines represent one of the most important global health investments.

 John Carroll, editor of Fierce Biotech, shares what he won't miss at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

As Japan works to stabilize the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, people are stocking up on potassium iodide tablets – one of the only drugs available to block the body's absorption of some radioactive materials.

President’s call for more funding comes as Congress focuses on reducing budget deficits.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which is tasked with administering the $1 billion state's life sciences initiative, has awarded five loans to start up companies, totaling $3.75 million.

Honoring the father of chemurgy, the award will be presented at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in May.

Budget victories will help biotechnology in the Commonwealth

Bringing biotechs into global health R&D.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will hold its Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Spring Conference and Meeting in Seattle, Washington from April 13-15.

When you see “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here” signs and banners outside pharmacies and in doctor’s offices, you might think, “isn’t it too late for that?” The answer is no.

Letters, Testimony & Comments

July 10 2015
We applaud Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s (D-CO) efforts on H.R. 6., which takes important steps toward placing patients at the center of the drug development process, and we believe will help spur the development of therapies for the most prevalent conditions, as well as encourage development of treatments focused on rare conditions and other unmet medical needs. We strongly support establishing a framework for incorporating patient views into the development and regulatory review processes in a more structured and transparent way, both with respect to patient input for benefit-risk assessments and use of patient experience data in regulatory decision-making.
June 5 2015
BIO submitted a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Managers Amendment to PATENT Act.
June 4 2015
BIO submitted a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Managers Amendment to PATENT Act.
February 23 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks you for the opportunity to provide our initial thoughts on your report Innovation for Healthier Americans. BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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 products.
February 5 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on two draft guidance release on October 3, 2014, entitled Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (the "Framework Guidance") and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) (the "Notification Guidance) (Collectively the "LDT Guidance").

Press Releases

November 18 2015
BIO released a list of seven proposed topics for the November 20th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Forum on Pharmaceutical Innovation, Access, Affordability and Better Health. The consideration of these topics at the Forum will help to ensure that patients have access to the most innovative new treatments and cures.
October 8 2015
Communication Important for Patients and Physicians