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BIO Applauds Introduction of the Vaccine Access Improvement Act

Feb 9 2018
Washington, DC (February 9, 2018) – – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) for introducing H.R. 4993, the Vaccine Access Improvement Act, which would promote timely access to new first-in-class childhood and maternal vaccines. The legislation would update the tax code to ensure new first-in-class vaccines are promptly covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).  

South Dakota Governor Daugaard Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Feb 9 2018

Washington, D.C. (February 09, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the South Dakota Biotech Association...

BIO Statement on Medicare Part D Changes in Budget Deal

Feb 8 2018
Washington, DC (February 8, 2018) – BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement today regarding proposed changes to the Medicare Part D program in the announced budget deal.

BIO Statement on U.S. Falling to 12th Ranking of International Patent System Strength

Feb 8 2018
The steady decline of America as an innovation-supporting economy is due to an unbalanced patent challenge system.  

BIO’s Statement on the Confirmation of Andrei Iancu to Lead the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Feb 5 2018

Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2018) – The following statement may be attributed to BIO President & CEO James Greenwood:

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BIO Applauds USDA-FDA Agreement to Improve Coordination

Jan 30 2018
Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is applauding a new agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enhance coordination between the two agencies on program areas such as biotechnology.

BIO Congratulates Alex Azar on Confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Jan 24 2018
BIO Congratulates Alex Azar on Confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services   Washington, DC (January 24, 2018) – Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Alex Azar as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS):

BIO Releases First Report in a Series on the State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases

Jan 18 2018
First-of-its-kind report highlights the need to stimulate development efforts for depression therapeutics.   Washington, DC (January 18, 2018) – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released a new report, The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases: Depression Therapeutics, the first in a series on the current funding and R&D land scape for drugs to treat highly prevalent, chronic diseases. 

BIO Statement on House Energy & Commerce Committee 340B Drug Pricing Program Review

Jan 10 2018
Washington, DC (January 10, 2018) – BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement regarding the review of the 340B drug pricing program released by the House Energy & Commerce Committee today:

BIO Applauds Support for Innovation in Trump Administration Task Force Report

Jan 9 2018
“Biotechnology Sector is a Driver of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’” Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is applauding a new report from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, which encourages growth and continued innovation in America’s biotechnology sector.