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BIO President: Executive Order on Agricultural Biotechnology Is ‘Important Step Forward’

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today expressed support for President Donald J. Trump’s executive order, titled “Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products.” 

BIO Statement on USDA Proposed Rule for Biotechnology Regulations

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of proposed revisions to its biotechnology regulations, referred to by the agency as the “SECURE” rule.

BIO Applauds FDA Action on AquAdvantage® Salmon

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the following statement on the action taken today by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which will allow AquaBounty Technologies, an American company, to commercialize its genetically engineered AquAdvantage® Salmon in the U.S. market.

BIO Food and Agriculture Section Comments to FDA on Review of Existing General Regulatory and Information Collection Requirements

February 5, 2017 The Food and Agriculture Section of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request for public input on a notice published in the Federal Register entitled “Review of Existing General Regulatory and Information Collection Requirements of the Food and Drug Administration,” as well as several related Center-specific notices.

BIO Comments to FDA on “Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative; Public Meetings; Request for Comments” (FDA-2017-N-5991; November 17, 2017)

Re: FDA-2017-N-5991: “Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative; Public Meetings; Request for Comments” To whom it may concern: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative (FDA-2017-N-5991). BIO is the world's largest biotechnology trade association, representing small and large companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of agricultural, healthcare, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO represents its members in a number of matters related to the uses of biology-based technologies in agriculture, animal health and human health.

BIO Congratulates SAB Biotherapeutics on Pharm Groundbreaking

Sioux Falls, S.D. 80-acre biological pharm is first-of-its kind   Washington, D.C. (October 5, 2017) – Sioux Falls, S.D.-based SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), celebrated construction of their 80-acre biopharmaceutical production pharm operation with a groundbreaking ceremony today in Lincoln County. 

BIO Comments to USDA’s Office of Budget and Program Analysis on Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives, September 15, 2017

United States Department of Agriculture Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 101-A 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington DC 20250 Re: Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives Dear Ms. Adcock: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the USDA’s request for information on “Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives,” published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2017.1 Thank you for the opportunity to provide input as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Agency) considers opportunities to improve customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in its programs in ways that least interfere with its customers and allow USDA to accomplish its mission.

Jack Bobo (Intrexon) at the 2017 BIO International Convention

Mike Huckman interviews Jack Bobo (Intrexon) at the 2017 BIO International Convention Buzz Center.

BIO comments to FDA Regarding the Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals

BIO appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its request for comments on the draft guidance for industry (GFI) #187, entitled Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals2. This draft guidance would revise GFI #187 entitled “Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable Recombinant DNA Constructs” (current GFI #187)3. 

BIO Comments to FDA on Genome Editing in New Plant Varieties Used for Foods

BIO appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its request for comments on genome editing in plants.