Drug Discovery and Development

Biosimilars, also known as follow-on biologics, may eventually expand access and provide patients a more affordable alternative to innovative, lifesaving medicines. 

Dr. Targan explains how the biotech industry is using the biology of taste to create healthier sweeteners, block bitter tastes, and help make unpleasant-tasting medicines more palatable.

What's a stem cell? Where does it come from? Learn more about how biotechnology is utilizing stem cells to create tomorrow's cures for today's diseases.

Personalized medicine will change the way patients are treated in the future - for the better. Learn more about personalized medicine - how it works, and why it could save consumers a lot of money.

This video provides a basic overview of biotechnology and its many applications in our daily lives.

Are biotech drugs really that different from traditional pharmaceuticals.  You bet they are.  Learn why here.

In this interview, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood explains the promise of stem cell research and why it is an important first step in bringing new therapies to patients.

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

Learn about one of the paths scientists are taking in the search for a cure for Alzheimer's.

October 14 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the Draft Guidance for Industry on Clinical Pharmacology Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products—Considerations, Content, and Format.  BIO welcomes this Draft Guidance to ensure appropriate consistency in the format and content of product labeling for all prescription drug products approved by the Agency.  
May 20 2014
The importance of supporting biomedical research and innovation and the development of new therapies cannot be overstated. Today, we face increasing competition around the globe to overtake U.S. world leadership in biomedical innovation. Even in this time of budgetary constraint, it is crucial that we not allow this to happen. We cannot afford to lose the next generation of discoveries that address one of the nation’s leading cost drivers – chronic and debilitating disease.
May 16 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the “Action Plan for the Collection, Analysis, and Availability of Demographic Subgroup Data in Applications for Approval of Food and Drug Administration-Regulated Medical Products; Notice of Public Hearing; Request for Comments.” BIO shares the Agency’s commitment to better engage populations traditionally under-represented in clinical studies, while maintaining a focus on speeding safe and effective medicines to patients in need.
April 14 2014
The member companies of BIO strongly support research that aims to improve human health through better drug development and recognize that responsibly sharing their clinical trial data can help to advance such research, while reinforcing public trust in the clinical trial enterprise. 
September 13 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the “Draft Guidance for Industry on Pediatric Study Plans: Content of and Process for Submitting Initial Pediatric Study Plans and Amended Pediatric Study Plans.” BIO commends FDA on the release of this Draft Guidance and shares the Agency’s commitment to ensure that safe and effective medicines are available for children.
April 7 2014
The EXPIRE Act would extend tax credits that expired at the end of 2013, including several of importance to the biotechnology industry.
November 18 2013
BIO commends the Senate for approving H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act.
July 23 2012
Groups issue booklet to help biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies identify pipeline medicines with doping potential.
March 28 2012
H.R. 4274 will encourage continued investment in pediatric research.
May 25 2011
BIO commends Reps. Davis (D-Ca) and Schwartz (D-PA) for their continued efforts to extend the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit.