Letters, Testimony & Comments

Dear Ms. Gibson: To Whom It May Concern: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the...
January 31 2014
The Honorable Rick Scott Office of the Governor State of Florida 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Dear Governor Scott...
May 8 2013
Representative Matt Hudson Florida House of Representatives 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 Dear Representative Hudson...
February 1 2013
Biologics are complex medicines manufactured from living organisms. Unlike traditional “small molecule” drugs, biologics are...
January 24 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association. BIO represents more than 1,...
January 24 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association. BIO represents more than 1,...
January 24 2013
In December 2012, Virginia House Delegate John M. O'Bannon, III introduced the Interchangeable biosimilar biological products bill (H...
January 10 2013
February 22, 2012 Texas Health and Human Services Commission Attn: Stacey Johnston Policy Analyst Medicaid/Children’s Health...
March 1 2012
Economic Development and Jobs for the Michigan Bioscience Industry Michigan House and Senate Standings Committee on the Biosciences...
September 13 2011
Testimony of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Hearing of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare April 13,...
April 13 2011
Re: Draft Environmental Assessment: Use of Genetically Modified, Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybeans and Corn on National Wildlife Refuge Lands...
March 4 2011
"An Act establishing procedures for sampling plants protected by patent or other intellectual property laws; requiring mediation of...
February 1 2011
Comments on the “Rule Requiring Use of Best Management Practices for Growing Crops to Minimize Cross Contamination” Dear...
December 14 2009
BIO's comments to the FDA (96 KB PDF)
October 17 2007
BIO members should immediately become familiar with provisions of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Response Act of 2002 (Pub....
August 8 2002
Dan Eramian, Vice President Communications Biotechnology Industry Organization Athersys Cleveland, Ohio July 13, 2001 Let me start...
July 13 2001
January 31 2014
Dear Ms. Badrov:   The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) appreciate this opportunity to comment on the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (the “Department”) proposed rule to amend 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140 regarding the 340B Drug Discount Program (the “Proposed Rule”).    BIO is the largest trade association to serve and represent the biotechnology industry in the United States and around the globe.  Indeed, BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations.   BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products.  In Illinois BIO works in collaboration with iBIO, whose membership includes strong representation from the bio-pharmaceutical sector.  This sector accounts for a large portion of the $98 billion in biotech annual economic output and 369,000 directly and indirectly-created jobs in the state.  
January 31 2014
Dear Ms. Gibson: To Whom It May Concern: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposed rule regarding 340B program reimbursement (the “Proposed Rule”).  BIO is the largest trade association to serve and represent the biotechnology industry in the United States and around the globe.  Indeed, BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations.   BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products. 
May 8 2013
BIO  urges Florida Governor Scott to sign House Bill 365 – a bill related to the substitution of biologic and biosimilar medicines – which recently passed out of the Legislature.
February 1 2013
BIO supports passage of Florida House Bill 365, which provides requirements for pharmacist to dispense substitute biological products that are determined to be interchangeable for prescribed biological product.
January 24 2013
To ensure transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams, BIO believes that certain safeguards should guide substitution policies for interchangeable biologics under state law as well.
April 10 2014
BIO and Delaware Bio commend the Delaware State Senate for unanimously passing legislation yesterday designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. 
April 9 2014
The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Growth Companies.” Brian Hahn, Chief Financial Officer of GlycoMimetics, Inc. presented testimony at the hearing on enhancements to the capital markets that can increase access to investors and decrease unnecessary regulatory burdens for emerging biotech companies trading on the public market.
March 25 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) commend Indiana Governor Mike Pence for signing legislation today designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.
February 26 2014
Transparent communication important for Patients and Physicians
January 22 2014
BIO and WBBA commend the Washington State House and Senate for continuing to advance legislation designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.