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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.

BIO Statement on Retirement of Senator Orrin Hatch

Jan 2 2018
Washington, DC (January 2, 2018) – “BIO joins the nation – and the great state of Utah – in applauding Senator Hatch for his many years of service, and for proving time and time again to be a strong champion for biomedical innovation."

BIO Applauds House Passage of the Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act

Dec 21 2017
Washington, DC (December 21, 2017) – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4015, the Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act.  This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Reps. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY), was approved by a 238-182 vote.

BIO Applauds USTR for Standing Up for Ag Innovation and Sound Science

Dec 14 2017
U.S. Government and 16 like-minded WTO Members Call for Implementation of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement Washington, D.C. (December 14, 2017) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is applauding efforts by the United States Government and other World Trade Organization (WTO) members for committing to strengthen the implementation and application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement).