Letters, Testimony & Comments

May 31, 2011
BIO provides specific comments and requests clarifications on the text of the Guideline regarding the variability of immunogenicity, approaches for predicting and reducing immunogenicity, clinical consequences of immunogenicity, problems with...
May 31, 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the "Guideline on Similar Biological Medicinal Products Containing Monoclonal Antibodies." BIO...
May 31, 2011
BIO commends the FDA for taking this step to distinguish MedGuides approved under the Part 208 regulations from MedGuides required subject to a REMS. The Draft Guidance acknowledges there would be considerable efficiencies if MedGuides were...
May 25, 2011
Good morning Chairman Casey, Vice Chairman Brady, Ranking Member DeMint, Ranking Member Hinchey, Members of the Committee, ladies, and gentlemen. I am President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. I am appearing before...
May 25, 2011
Representatives of the bioscience industry testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee today, as part of a hearing entitled Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry. Dr. Arthur Sands, president/CEO/...
May 17, 2011
Dear Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to encourage you to support advanced biofuels and biobased products programs and initiatives during consideration...
May 17, 2011
Dear Chairman Upton, Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Waxman, and Ranking Member Inhofe: As the leading advocates of the U.S. biofuels industry, we are committed to policies that will ensure low carbon, domestically-produced biofuels continue to...
May 17, 2011
TESTIMONY OF PHYLLIS ARTHUR, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR VACCINES, IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS POLICY, BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION (BIO) SENATE HELP COMMITTEE   May 17, 2011   Good morning Chairman Harkin, Ranking...
May 13, 2011
Dear Secretary Locke: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), we write to express our appreciation and support for your continued leadership in promoting...
May 12, 2011
Dear Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member Farr: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to encourage your support of programs and initiatives of critical importance to our industry. Please support the following...
May 11, 2011
Testimony of Phyllis Arthur, Senior Director for Vacines, Immunotherapeutics and Diagnostoics Policy Senate HELP Committee Good morning Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Members of the Committee, ladies and gentleman. I am Phyllis...
May 5, 2011
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to add my welcome to all of you to the BIO 2010 International Convention. It has really been my honor to serve as the Chair of BIO's Board of Directors - your Board of Directors - during the past...
April 29, 2011
Re: Proposed Guidance Regarding Branded Prescription Drug Fee [Notice 2011-9] Dear Mr. Commissioner: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit the following comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the...
April 28, 2011
BIO Statement for the Institute of Medicine Committee on Pediatric Studies Conducted under BPCA and PREA April 28, 2011 The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for the opportunity to comment on the...
April 28, 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for the opportunity to comment on the successes and ongoing challenges related to the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) and the Pediatric Research...
April 28, 2011
Committee on Transportation New Hampshire State Senate Hearing on HB 374, banning corn-based ethanol as an additive to gasoline sold in New Hampshire. Written Testimony Submitted by Biotechnology Industry Organization April 28, 2011 The...
April 25, 2011
BIO Comments – Adult Immunization: Complex challenges and recommendations for improvement – A report of the Adult Immunization Working Group of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)...
April 22, 2011
RE: Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Appeals Guidance The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) draft guidance on the bases for...
April 19, 2011
RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-D-0082: Draft Guidance for Industry on Clinical Pharmacogenomics: Premarketing Evaluation in Early Phase Clinical Studies Submitted via email to http://www.regulations.gov Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Industry...