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CMC: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Changes to an Approved Application: Certain Biological Products

Re: Docket No. FDA-1995-D-0288: Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Changes to an Approved Application: Certain Biological Products; Draft Guidance for Industry

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USDA Biobased Economy Report Indicates Potential for Rural Prosperity with Renewable Chemicals

BIO today welcomed USDA’s release of a new report, Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy, which measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income from biofuel and bioenergy production and future growth in renewable chemicals and biobased products.

BIO Statement of Support for the STRONGER Patents Act

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2018) – The following statement on the House introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Bill ...

Wyoming Governor Mead Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2018) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) commends Governor Matt Mead for signing critical legislation to create a...

BIO Submits Testimony for Hearing on Recently Expired Tax Credits

BIO submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, for the hearing “Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions,” asking the committee to provide a seamless multi-year extension of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit; the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property; the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit; and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property, which Congress recently extended retroactively for 2017 but are currently expired.

BIO Written Testimony for House Ways and Means Hearing on Expired Tax Provisions

BIO supports a seamless multi-year extension for the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit; Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property; Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit; and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property, which expired at the end of 2017. BIO also supports the extension and expansion of the tax code to include the Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production or Investment Tax Credit and Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) to advanced biofuel and renewable chemicals.

Oregon Governor Signs Misleading Drug Pricing Bill

BIO regrets signing of misleading drug pricing and reporting bill by Oregon Governor Brown, as it will fail to provide patients the lower drug costs they were promised

BIO is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award

Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2018) - Each year, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presents the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. BIO is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award. The award will be presented at the 2018 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from July 16-19, 2018. The deadline to submit nominations is March 28, 2018. 

International Council of Biotech Associations Launches New Website

Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – The International Council of Biotech Associations (ICBA) today announced the launch of

GREENER Fuels Act Would Undermine Investment in Advanced Biofuels, BIO Says

BIO voiced its opposition to the GREENER Fuels Act, introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), because it would revise the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in way that will chill investment in advanced biofuel.