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Re: FDA-2016-N-4389: Genome Editing in New Plant Varieties Used for Foods; Request for Comment

Mar 16 2017

March 9, 2017

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Re: FDA-2008-D-0394: Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry; Notice of Availability

Mar 16 2017

March 13, 2017

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Endpoints: BIO Comments on FDA Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials

Mar 15 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the Draft Guidance “Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials” (Draft Guidance).

Compounding: BIO Submits Comments to FDA on Mixing, Diluting, or Repackaging Biological Products Outside the Scope of an Approved Biologics License Application

Mar 15 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the opportunity to submit comments on FDA’s revised draft Guidance for Industry “Mixing, Diluting, or Repackaging Biological Products Outside the Scope of an Approved Biologics License Application.”

First-in-Human: BIO Submits Comments to EMA on Guideline on strategies to identify and mitigate risks for first-in-human and early clinical trials with investigational medicinal products

Mar 15 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the opportunity to submit comments on the “Guideline on strategies to identify and mitigate risks for first-in-human and early clinical trials with investigational medicinal products.” 

BIO President & CEO Greenwood Testifies to House Subcommittee on the Next Farm Bill

Mar 9 2017
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. Our members are working every day to solve the greatest challenges facing society – whether it is finding a cure for cancer, protecting the public against bio-terror threats, feeding hungry people nutritious food, or generating renewable fuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. We support public policies, including government funding for key agencies and programs that unleash our members’ scientific innovation potential and grow the bioeconomy. BIO also is one of the founding members of the Agriculture Energy (Ag Energy) Coalition, a coalition of trade groups, companies, and organizations representing thousands of farmers and businesses across the United States who are developing an “all-of-the-above” approach to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and farm and forest resources.

Testimony of Kay Holcombe, Senior Vice President, Science Policy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Mar 2 2017
What an honor it is to speak to you today on behalf of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) about the Biosimilars User Fee Act reauthorization. This Committee planted the seed that has grown into multiple user fee programs that provide FDA with a significant portion of the resources it needs to ensure that patients have timely access to safe and effective new drugs and biologics, generic drugs, biosimilars, and medical devices. This Committee also tilled the ground and successfully produced, with an overwhelming bipartisan House vote, the legislation that established an FDA pathway for the approval of biosimilars – the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). BIO was an early and strong supporter of this legislation to create a facilitated and balanced pathway for greater competition in the biologics marketplace.

BIO's Testimony in Opposition to Maryland's House Bill 666

Feb 27 2017

BIO Submits Comments on FDA proposed rule: Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies

Jan 30 2017
RE: Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0548: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s “Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies.” 

BIO submits comments to Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models

Dec 23 2016
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization appreciates the opportunity to offer comments to the final rule Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.