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BIO Statement on State of the Union Address

Feb 5 2019
BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood issues statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

BIO Statement on New Proposal for Lowering Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicines

Jan 31 2019
BIO’s President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued a statement after the Trump administration released a proposed rule that would alter safe harbor policies under the federal anti-kickback statute.

BIO Statement Ahead of Chinese Vice Premier Visit to Washington

Jan 29 2019
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement ahead of Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's visit to Washington to participate in trade negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday. 

BIO Statement on China Approvals of Agricultural Biotechnology Products

Jan 17 2019
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement on the announcement that the People’s Republic of China’s National Biosafety Committee approved the final safety certificate for five agricultural biotechnology products.

New Platform for Innovation in Food and Agriculture Launches, Invites Broad Conversation

Jan 16 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 16, 2019 – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) jointly announce the launch of Innovature, a new platform to spark a thoughtful dialogue around innovation in food and agriculture, with an initial focus on gene editing. Growing understanding of gene editing is spurring new developments in food and agriculture to address some of our most pressing societal challenges.

BIO Applauds House Passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act

Jan 11 2019
“Members of the House have sent a strong signal to the American people about their commitment to prioritizing health security by providing the resources needed to fully prepare for and defend against biological threats. Strengthening the pipeline of medical products, drugs and devices that will safeguard the nation during an emergency or pandemic is vital to our national security."

BIO Applauds House Passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act

Dec 20 2018
Washington, DC (December 20, 2018) – Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement applauding passage today by the House of Representatives of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 7328). The legislation would re-authorize critical federal biodefense programs and agencies, including the BioShield Special Reserve Fund (SRF), the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

BIO Statement on USDA Finalizing Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Dec 20 2018
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization today released the following statement in response to USDA issuing a final rule implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard:  

BIO Statement on Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018

Dec 14 2018
“For almost 40 years, the groundbreaking law known as the Hatch-Waxman Act (HWA) has been highly successful in spurring the development of life-saving new treatments while at the same time vastly broadening the availability of low-cost generic pharmaceuticals."

BIO Applauds Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

Dec 11 2018
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President & CEO James C. Greenwood today issued the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill: