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BIO Applauds Introduction of the PARTNER Act to Stimulate Investment in Innovation

May 1 2015
The PARTNER Act would allow companies to partner with their investors on a specific research project or pipeline. Only start-up and small companies dedicated to R&D would be eligible to use these R&D Partnership Structures...

BIO Statement on Medicare Part D Data Release

May 1 2015
BIO supports transparency in sharing data in the life sciences industry so that patients and physicians can make treatment decisions based on accurate, timely, and easily accessible information. However...

2015 BIO International Convention Buzz of BIO Winners Announced

Apr 30 2015
Buzz of BIO Competition Recognizes Highly Innovative Biotech Companies

Biotech Leader Provides Testimony on Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

Apr 30 2015
Enhancing the capital formation ecosystem will help expedite the next generation of breakthrough medicines

Statement Regarding the Introduction of Senate Patent Reform Legislation

Apr 29 2015
We note with disappointment that the bill introduced today does not contain any of the critically needed reforms to prevent the continued exploitation and abuse of the PTO’s inter partes review (IPR) proceeding against patent owners.  

BIO Praises the Release of 21st Century Cures Initiative Discussion Draft

Apr 29 2015
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2015) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today releases the following statement on the 21st Century Cures Initiative discussion draft shared by Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). 

BIO Welcomes GM Product Approvals but Opposes EU Move to Undermine International Obligations

Apr 24 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to approve seventeen genetically modified (GM) food and feed products that have been long delayed by political interference, some of which received a positive European scientific opinion as far back as November 2013.  

BIO Welcomes GM Product Approvals but Opposes EU Move to Undermine International Obligations

Apr 24 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to approve seventeen genetically modified (GM) food and feed products that have been long delayed by political interference, some of which received a positive European scientific opinion as far back as November 2013.    However, news of the approvals is greatly overshadowed by the EU proposal for legislation to break from the single market and its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments by enabling individual member states to ignore scientific consensus and block the use of imported GM products at the national level.   

BIO Thanks Senators for Urging EPA to Set Strong 2014 RFS Requirements

Apr 23 2015
Today 37 Senators wrote EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to set strong biofuel volume requirements for 2014 and beyond that are consistent with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Issues Proclamation for BIO Superhero Day, Monday, June 15

Apr 23 2015
Joint press conference between Mayor Nutter, BIO, the Philadelphia CVB and Pennsylvania BIO highlights BIO 2015