International Advocacy

June 25, 2014

BIO and the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) have released a new report,...

July 18, 2013

Earlier this week, BIO submitted a letter and white paper to the U.S. Trade Representative...

July 18, 2013

It is imperative that the TPP create a set of strong intellectual property standards –...

April 17, 2013

The fifth annual edition of Scientific American Worldview explores ongoing challenges and...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

February 8 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the 2016 Special 301 Submission. 
December 15 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide comments/suggestions of the stakeholders on the Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015 published by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
March 6 2015
BIO commends the Government of India for recognizing the critical role that intellectual property plays in innovation and for initiating a review of its policies regarding intellectual property.
February 9 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Special 301 process and is hopeful that our contribution will assist the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) efforts in preserving strong intellectual property protections for United States’ companies internationally. BIO appreciates the opportunity to comment on 2015 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing.
January 13 2015
On behalf of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), we hereby provide formal written comments in response to Canada's WTO notifcation

Press Releases

April 28 2016
BIO commends the USTR and the Special 301 Interagency Committee for engaging U.S. innovators as they seek to improve global intellectual property standards and enforcement, and to promote pro-innovative environments in countries around the world.
April 16 2015
BIO commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) & House Ways & Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for introducing the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2015
July 10 2014
The International Council of Biotechnology Associations has been established with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide.
November 12 2013
Event brings Western and Chinese life science companies together for partnering and deal making
April 8 2013
Strong Intellectual Property Protection Is Vital For The Life Sciences Industry.