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Biodefense: 2009 National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

White House National Security Council - November 2009 National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

Biodefense: 2010 National Security Strategy

May 2010 National Security Strategy from the White House

Agriculture and Weed Resistance

The environmental challenges of weed resistance are the same for biotech crops and conventional crops if farmers do not use herbicides as directed. Learn more about stewardship practices that help farmers better control weeds and how biotechnology is reducing the impact of pesticides on the environment.

Technological Innovation Program (TIP): NIST proposes new program support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

BIO applauds NIST on implementation of TIP program and urges that personalized medicine be included as an area of "critical national need"

Cures Acceleration Network: BIO Strongly Supports the CAN Program

Implementation of CAN will help NIH-funded researchers bridge the precarious gap between basic research and the eventual development of new cures and treatments for many of the diseases we face today.

Cures Acceleration Network: Patient Group Letter

The letter, signed by approximately 85 patient groups, requests appropriation for CAN in FY2011

Sarbanes-Oxley in Financial Services Compromise: Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) Legislative Text in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

BIO advocated for a provision in financial services reform that would ease regulatory burdens for small public biotechnology companies.

Sarbanes Oxley 404(b) recommendations made by the 2009 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

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Pilot Circuit Breaker Proposal: SEC issues proposal on pilot circuit breaker program to combat abusive short selling

BIO commends the SEC on its pilot circuit breaker proposal and urges the use of biotech companies in such proposal

IFRS Roadmap: SEC requests comments on U.S. conversion to a set of global accounting standards

BIO provides comment letter to SEC generally supporting the IFRS roadmap while maintaining safeguards for emerging companies during transition.