BIO Statement on Announced House Democrats' Drug Pricing Task Force

Nov 4 2015


BIO Statement on EPA Rule for 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards

Nov 2 2015
If the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not correct its course in its final rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), it will continue to undermine the goals and requirements of the statute, undercut investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels, and raise greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation fuel sector, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said today in reaction to the transmittal of the final rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

BIO Applauds Representatives for Introducing the Bipartisan SEC Small Business Advocate Act

Oct 26 2015
BIO applauds Reps. John Carney (D-DE), Sean Duffy (R-WI), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) for introducing H.R. 3784, the SEC Small Business Advocate Act, which would ensure that growing companies have a strong, independent voice at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Senate Hearing Stresses Confidence in the Safety, Regulation of GMOs

Oct 21 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2015) – “Over the past twenty years, agriculture biotechnology has become a valuable tool in ensuring the success of the American farmer in meeting the challenge of increasing yield in a more efficient, safe, and responsible manner,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee at a hearing today.

California Governor Brown Signs Bill Ensuring Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Oct 8 2015
Communication Important for Patients and Physicians

2015 BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit Draws Record 325 Attendees

Oct 7 2015

Washington, DC (October 7, 2015) – The fourth annual BIO Patient and Health...

Stanford and BIO Announce New SPARK Showcase Event at 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum

Oct 6 2015
The Stanford University School of Medicine and BIO announce a new program – the SPARK Showcase Event – to feature the latest academic research for venture capital firms and business development executives seeking opportunities to expand their pipelines. The symposium will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen, SPARK Director and George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine.

BIO Statement on Data Exclusivity Provisions Within the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Oct 4 2015


BIO Announces Complete Program Lineup for 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum

Sep 29 2015
BIO announces the final program and speakers for the 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum, an international investor forum which explores investment trends and opportunities in life sciences.  The event focuses on early and mid-stage private as well as emerging public companies that are poised for growth in 2016. The event will take place October 20-21, 2015, at the Parc 55 in San Francisco, California.

BIO Statement Concerning the Recent Ruling Issued by the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Sep 28 2015
"It is disappointing that the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) failed to properly assess the important issues raised by this motion. This cursory and erroneous ruling reinforces the immediate need for Congress and the PTO leadership to take clear and decisive action to prevent any further misuse and abuse of the Inter Partes Review process by hedge funds, extortionists and other questionable entities seeking to undermine it for their own financial benefit."