Public Policy

William D. Waddill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, highlights the importance of capital formation to encourage investment in the biotechnology industry and spur job growth. Mr. Waddill provided testimony today on behalf of BIO at a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing.

Dr. Cohen discusses the plight of today’s emerging biotech companies, and how the federal government can best support innovation within the industry.

The 2011 BIO International Convention brought together over 15,000 leaders from industry, government and academia who are working to solve some of the sector's biggest challenges. We were honored to host governors from 11 U.S. states as they promote their bioscience economic development endeavors.

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood and Tom Watkins, President & CEO of Human Genome Sciences and Chair of BIO’s Board of Directors, recently hosted a media briefing to recap our advocacy accomplishments in 2011 and lay out BIO’s policy priorities for 2012.

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood and Tom Watkins, President & CEO of Human Genome Sciences and Chair of BIO’s Board of Directors, recently hosted a media briefing to recap our advocacy accomplishments in 2011 and lay out BIO’s policy priorities for 2012.

BIOtech-NOW's Tracy Cooley discusses the legislative year ahead with Brent Del Monte, BIO's Vice President of Federal Government Relations.

Biotechnology continues to hold the greatest promise to address many of the most critical issues facing our world.

BIOtech-NOW's Tracy Cooley discusses the legislative year ahead with Brent Del Monte, BIO's Vice President of Federal Government Relations. In this two part series, Del Monte discusses the outlook for 2012 and legislative priorities.

New Orleans shows the signs of a city reborn from the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina.  The changes in the city’s infrastructure and building projects have certainly been among them.  The city reached a  milestone its renaissance when the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) opened for business.

Congress has the opportunity to help speed lifesaving cures and treatments to patients by removing burdens to innovation in our industry.

Regulatory review processes are not keeping up with rapidly advancing science and are making the environment for developing new treatments and preventions for deadly and debilitating diseases more difficult.

In this global economy, nearly every competitor has access to big breakthroughs in technology and to the equipment and capital to produce standardized products, but those regions that possess the human capital, with its insights, competencies, and experience will have the competitive advantage.

Pete Pellerito discusses what is being done to provide the workforce for this broad and growing industry.

The biotech industry has shrunk dramatically in recent years based primarily on the continued tight capital markets and increased aversion to risk on the part of investors.

Letters, Testimony & Comments

October 29 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to submit comments on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility (Guidance).
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.
October 14 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to Public Consultation #65 published by the Board of Directors of the National Health Surveillance Agency on August 4, 2014 which proposes a new regulation defining the procedures and requirements for conducting clinical trials involving drugs in Brazil.
October 14 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to Public Consultation #8 published by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on August 14, 2014 which proposes a new regulation defining the guidelines and criteria for the submission, formation, monitoring and evaluation of PDP (Public-Private Productive Development Partnerships) projects.